Student Investment Fund

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

Join the Investment Fund as an Equity Research Analyst

Why join?

Join the Investment Fund as an Equity Research 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. Membership is for the full calendar year and you must be able to commit to at least three hours a week. If you are interested in becoming a member, please email the team your CV.

    Your responsibilities

    • Researching companies within the European sector
    • Building and maintaining financial models
    • Providing investment recommendations
    • Drafting research notes
    • Generating forecasts
    • Undertaking various support tasks, including updating databases, reviewing and archiving research material

     

      Analyst profile

      The successful applicant will be a student at Imperial College Business School with the following characteristics:

      • A passion for research and investment management
      • An analytical mindset
      • You enjoy deep dive fundamental research
      • Excellent attention to detail
      • You have advanced IT skills, including all standard Office applications

      Investment Committee

      Walter Distaso

      Walter Distaso

      Professor of Financial Econometrics
      James Sefton

      James Sefton

      Chair in Economics
      Paolo Zaffaroni

      Paolo Zaffaroni

      Professor of Financial Econometrics
      Alexander Michaelides

      Alexander Michaelides

      Head of the Department of Finance, Professor of Finance

      Executive committee

      Davide Sciuto

      Davide Sciuto

      MSc Investment & Wealth Management
      Jenny Sritragul

      Paveenuch (Jenny) Sritragul

      CEO
      Mario Ortega

      Mario Ortega

      Co-CIO Fundamental
      Balint Geiger

      Balint Geiger Geiger

      Co-CIO Fundamental
      Sally Fang

      Sally Fang

      Strategic Marketing
      Andreas Theodoulou

      Andreas Theodoulou

      Co-CIO Quantitative
      Yannis Koutentakis

      Yannis Koutentakis

      Co-CIO Quantitative
      Katie Green

      Katie Green

      Head of Sustainability

      Become a corporate partner 

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

      You can download our standard sponsorship packages below.