About The Student Managed Investment Fund
The Kennesaw State University Student Managed Investment Fund LLC (KSU SMIF) in the Coles College of Business began fully operating in 2010 to provide real-time, hands-on experience in portfolio management and investing to a select group of high achievers. Students are actively involved in managing the fund daily, effectively applying classroom theory to a real-world setting.
Funding: The Kennesaw State University Student Managed Investment Fund was made possible through a generous starting gift from G.W. Henssler & Associates, Ltd. (GWH). The organization operates as a limited liability corporation, solely owned by Kennesaw State University, a non-profit organization.
Oversight: The Student Executive Board is overseen by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors consists of Faculty Advisors that provide fundamental direction and guidance for the fund, members of the board are Professor Govind Hariharan (Chair and faculty advisor), Prof. Roger Tutterow, Prof. David Bray, and Prof. Victor Wakeling.
Global Engagement: KSU Student Managed Investment Fund provides students with the unique opportunity to further their global education at partner institutions abroad. Currently, Student Managed Investment Fund students enjoy a privileged track for selection to the KSU-Soka University Student Exchange Program. In addition to Soka University, the KSU Student Managed Investment Fund has participated in the exchange with University of Laval, Quebec, Canada. Similar exchange agreements are being explored with other established global universities.