The Senbet Fund provides selected undergraduate finance majors with skills and knowledge highly coveted by corporate recruiters, along with enhanced opportunities to network with industry professionals, use financial tools such as Reuters, Bloomberg, and First Call, and gain real-life market experience. It is a year-round, advanced course that was founded in 2006 to give undergraduate students an experiential learning experience in portfolio management and equity analysis. The goal of the student team, which includes two portfolio managers and 10 equity analysts, is to make long-term investment decisions to appreciate the fund’s value. Additionally, students learn from reviewing the results of the decisions they make, determining which strategies to replicate and which strategies to avoid in the future.
Modeled on the pioneering Mayer Fund at the Smith School, the Senbet Fund has the long-term performance goal of outpacing the appreciation of the S&P 500 on a risk-adjusted basis. Working for the Senbet Fund can be as demanding as a first job while giving finance majors a competitive edge during the recruiting season.
- Maryland Smith School of Business