Education Through Experience
What do we do?
GSIF is a student-managed investment fund that offers members an incredible opportunity to gain real-world asset management experience by investing the fund’s roughly ~$1,100,000 AUM. Roughly 40+ students work together to deploy the fund’s capital in value-oriented domestic equities while actively managing portfolio risk. Funds are used to support an annual sustainable distribution to the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholarship—a committee that provides scholarships to first-generation low-income students.
Year of Inception
GSIF’s primary goal is to provide its members with an enjoyable and education experience that parallels real-life roles on Wall Street. Students leave GSIF with a sizable network and an actionable body of knowledge intentionally designed to prepare them for their Internships And Full-Time Positions.
How do I join?
GSIF accepts applications for new members at the beginning of each academic semester. High standards and expectations are placed on new analysts, which translates into a highly competitive application process. All interested students are encouraged to apply. Click here to read more on the recruiting process.
Training Program (First Year Analysts)
The experiential learning begins with an 8-week training program. New analysts are introduced to the fundamentals of value investing, accounting, financial analysis, due diligence, modeling, and valuation.
After training, these skills continue to be refined during the 4-week GSIF pitch cycle. Analysts work 5 – 10 hours weekly preparing professional equity research on their sector. This research will culminate into a single, comprehensive pitch, given by each industry sector at the end of the 4-weeks.
Areas of Study Include:
- Use of the Bloomberg terminal
- Use of S&P Capital IQ
- Catalyst Identification
- Coverage of all major financial news and data outlets
- Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
- Comparable Companies Analysis
- Insights into relative valuation and multiples
- Financial Modeling