The impact of a student investment fund on finance education and employability of postgraduate students

Alfonsina Iona, Andrea Calef

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The Queen Mary Master Investment Fund (QUMMIF hereafter) is an active students’ managed investment fund, established in 2011. QUMMIF is a registered UK private limited company involving about 500 postgraduate students per academic year and managing more than £40,000 investment into the financial market. Its registered office is the School of Economics and Finance (SEF or School hereafter) at Queen Mary University of London and the QUMMIF director is Dr Alfonsina Iona. QUMMIF has its own website (QUMMIF Investment Fund), and it uses a bank along with a leading brokerage company for its own trading. The main objective of QUMMIF is to provide postgraduate finance students relevant, practical work experience in asset valuation, portfolio analysis and trading.

This case study is organized as follows: Section 2 describes the training provided. Section 3 analyses the spill-overs from the programme. Section 4 reports the view of one of the panel judges. Finally, Section 5 concludes.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationThe Economics Network
PublisherThe Economics Network
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2023

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