Department of Finance

Student Managed Investment Fund News

Presentation by: Mr. Alan M. Meder, CPA CFA on Accounting & Financial Reporting Standards - 2010 and Beyond (in need of its own GPS)
When: Thursday, December 9, 2010
Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Where: Room BU 118

Student fund managers of the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), Shadie Andraos, Tanuja Devu, Adeel Khan, Joey Medina, Seth Woolf, and Anthony Zrim recently attended the Redefining Investment Strategy Education (R.I.S.E.) IX Forum, co-sponsored by the University of Dayton and United Nations Global Compact. Three additional fund managers who could not attend the conference include: Dan Jacobs, Daniel Policard, and J.K. Smith. Collectively these students have a portfolio of $250,000 under their management.

According to Dr. Bathala, SMIF's faculty advisor, "R.I.S.E. is the largest student investment forum in the world, bringing students, faculty and industry professionals together to discuss current topics and issues in financial markets and investment management." This year's keynote speakers included such high profile individuals as C. B. Bhave, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India; Steve Liesman, Senior Economics Reporter, CNBC; John P. Surma, Chairman & CEO, United States Steel Corporation; and Durmus Yilmaz, Governor, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey.

Business student Tanuja Devu said, "The conference provided me with insight about how to analyze stock market information, allowing me to learn about the best ways to implement that information in my investment strategies." Shadie Andraos stated, "The conference provided us with a tremendous opportunity to network with other student investment fund managers. It hosted some of the top researchers, analysts, and financial experts from across the industry. Being a part of the conference helped me to recognize the level of knowledge I have acquired, and the quality of our program, as each presenter put forth topics which we had discussed in our classes and in the SMIF." Students interested in joining the SMIF course may contact Dr. Bathala at or 216.687.4715.

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 321
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Dr. Chenchu Bathala
Monte Ahuja Hall
1860 E. 18th Street, Room 321
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Phone: 216.687.4716
Fax: 216.875.9725

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