Todd A. Williams Student-Managed Investment Fund
Should I buy? Should I sell? As part of the Student Managed Investment Fund course, students act as business managers, apply risk management theories, and execute trades in a volatile market with a real one-million-dollar portfolio under the supervision of faculty advisors and advisory board of industry professionals.
Each semester Austin College students learn asset allocation and valuation, how to research companies and present their investment recommendations, and much more by managing a real investment fund (instead of pretend portfolios seen at similar college courses).
The Todd A. Williams Student-Managed Investment Fund was created by a $1 million gift from alumnus Todd Williams, the managing director at Goldman, Sachs & Company in 2007. Faculty members supervise 10 – 2 students who receive course credit to manage the fund.
“My hope is that this fund will cause students to learn more about investing as a career while concurrently giving them more confidence to seek opportunities in this field and making them meaningfully more attractive to potential recruiters,” said Todd Williams. “Recruiters want students with practical experience who can hit the ground running.”
Student-Managed Investment Fund
Alumni Advisory Board
Todd A. Williams, retired managing director Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Zeke Ashton, managing partner Centaur Capital Partners
Kirk Rimer, Crow Holdings, Dallas