Gator Student Investment Fund
The Gator Student Investment Fund (GSIF) seeks to provide a unique professional development and educational opportunity for talented students. The entirely student managed fund provides members the opportunity to explore value investing and understand the complexities of portfolio management.
Students involved in the Gator Student Investment Fund gain experience from the application of portfolio optimization, financial modeling, and fundamental research. The Fund's strong internal and external network allows members to break into and excel in challenging, interesting, and rewarding careers in the Financial Services industry. All of this is achieved while managing an active portfolio.
Every semester GSIF hosts a training program for all incoming members. As part of the training program, Analysts receive the GSIF handbook, classroom style valuation and idea-generation seminars, and one-on-one training in Hough Hall’s Capital Markets Lab on the Bloomberg platform.
Areas of study include:
- Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
- Comparable Companies Analysis
- Insights into relative valuation and multiples
- Financial Modeling
- Use of the Bloomberg terminal
- Use of S&P Capital IQ
- Catalyst Identification
- Coverage of all major financial news and data outlets
At its core, the Gator Student Investment Fund is a continuous training program for all members. Special guests are invited to present to the Fund’s members, and special seminars are held in coordination with the MSF program. Each GSIF meeting functions as a learning opportunity for the members, and we constantly encourage GSIF to utilize the resources of the University of Florida to grow and learn within the Fund’s setting.
The Gator Student Investment Fund regularly seeks talented students who are eager to join as sector analysts. An application period is held twice a year at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. Applicants in their first or second year of study are generally preferred, as are Finance, Accounting, and Economics majors with an interest in the University's Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program.
What does GSIF look for in new applicants?
- Strong academic record
- Regular monitoring of the financial markets
- Knowledge in accounting and finance
- Desire and willingness to learn
To apply, please email (FLGSIF at gmail.com) a completed application and updated copy of your resume. Applications are due January 12, 2016.