Queen's University Trading and Investment Club and Student Managed Fund
Impact: Societial Impact
Description of impact
QSMF centres on managing an investment portfolio. Each year, a student executive committee is appointed, who in turn appoint sector heads to lead sub-teams. Collectively, they are responsible for exploring investment choices, compiling research reports, constructing a balanced portfolio, managing risk, reporting performance analysis and more. Trading room facilities are reserved each Wednesday afternoon for core QSMF activities. Industry leading Bloomberg software is used extensively. In 2015/16 QMSF raised sufficient funds to move from a virtual to real-money basis. While student managed funds are well established in US universities, real-money funds are rare in the UK and Ireland [2, 3].
Who is affected
The faculty team have been responsible for launching and developing QUTIC/QMSF, creating appropriate governance structures, facilitating events, leading activities, and providing guidance and coaching. With over 21 years combined experience working in the finance and banking sector, their teaching philosophy is to share their passion for financial markets and develop the skills necessary for students to enter a highly competitive industry. As such they aim to promote experiential and collaborative learning, through authentic activities that develop a range of skills to better prepare students for recruitment selection and employment opportunities. More generally, the applicants are interested in developing the role of technology within teaching, to enhance student engagement and develop technical skills.
Category of impact
- Societial Impact