The Imperial College Business School Student Investment Fund was established in 2018 and is the College’s first student-led investment fund, with £100,000 in assets under management, raised by donors and the Imperial College Endowment. The Fund runs several quantitative and fundamental strategies that are overseen by Professors Walter Distaso, James Sefton and Paolo Zaffaroni.

The Fund aims to:

  • equip its members with the essential skills for the buy-side industry
  • provide students with real buy-side experience and operational training
  • enhance teaching and learning with practical experience
  • conduct innovative research by working closely alongside industry professionals and firms

The Fund stands out from other student investment funds in several ways.

The Fund:

  • Allows students to make real investment decisions and create custom strategies out of academic theory
  • Connects members to professionals through an industry network of finance professionals and the fund’s own alumni
  • Incorporates both quantitative and fundamental investment strategies through splitting the Fund into independent strategies

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To become a donor or premium sponsor or simply to learn more, please reach out to the team via email.

Student Investment Fund - Team


The Fund's leadership team comprises of the executive committee and is aided by the Business School's faculty Investment Committee and the Alumni Advisory Committee.
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Student Investment Fund - Fundamental


The Fund’s Fundamental Branch is pursuing a market neutral equity strategy, based on fundamental analysis and equity research.
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Student Investment Fund - Recruitment


Join the Investment Fund as an Analyst and you’ll gain vital experience and develop skills that will put you ahead of the competition. The Fund’s recruitment cycle spans over the first few weeks of the school year in September/October.
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