Students invest in their future with real-world fund

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Students at the University of Lincoln are running a live investment fund to put their newly acquired finance skills into practice.

The Lincoln International Business School’s Student Managed Investment Fund mimics the structure of a real fund management company, where students are delegated roles from stock analyst to marketing manager.

The team of undergraduate and postgraduate students use money donated by sponsors and the public to invest in shares of companies listed on London Stock Exchange.

All returns are reinvested into the fund.

It is entirely student run but is overseen by investor and economist Dr Hao Quach, a former Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University, who is a specialist in the analysis of capital markets.

Dr Hao Quach said: “The fund offers students a strong foundation to build upon their financial skill set to enhance what they are learning and develop their understanding of the finance industry in a more dynamic way.

“It is one of only a handful of its kind in the UK and gives the next generation of financial professionals the unique opportunity to gain real-world experience that will equip them for their future careers in the financial sector.”