Mayer Fund MBA students featured on National Public
Mayer Fund MBA Students Featured in Washington Post
Mayer Fund Analyzes Starwood on
Takes Home First Place and $10K in ACG Case Competition
The team from Smith consisting of Mayer Fund members Jonathan Steele, Alex
Obaza, Denny Chu, and Fang Fang competed against teams from George Mason, George
Washington University and the University of Virginia for a first Prize of $10,000.
Students Ring Bell to Open NYMEX
Which stocks should you pick in 2008?
uncertain economy and ripples from the subprime mortgage crisis have created waves
in the stock markets that threaten to continue their choppy behaviors at least for
the first half of the new year. Where should you put your money in 2008?
In this episode of Smith
Business Close-Up Second-year MBA student Bill Song gives his investment
picks for 2008 and talks about the Mayer Fund and his role as a portfolio manager.
Mayer Fund Portfolio
Manager Appears on CNBC's Fast Money, June 2007
Managing a Million-Dollar Fund - Experiential Learning at its Best
Today’s MBAs are considering business schools not only based on the school’s
reputation, rankings and curriculum – but, increasingly, based on the unique experiential
learning opportunities business schools offer. Businesses, too, demand that today’s
MBAs immediately apply the skills they learn in b-school to the day-to-day responsibilities
of the company.
In this Smith Business Video View, Tray Spilker a second-year MBA
student, talks about the Smith School’s $1.2 million Mayer Fund, his role as the
fund’s portfolio manager, and how today’s top business students are thriving as
they put theory into practice.
Mayer Fund Members Ring Bell to Open NYSE
A group of Robert H. Smith School of Business undergraduate and MBA students
had the honor of ringing the bell to open trading on the New York Stock Exchange
on January 19, 2007. The students manage the Smith School’s two investment funds
— the Mayer Fund and the
Lemma Senbet Fund — and are in New York for an educational trip to meet with
The 9:30 a.m. bell-ringing ceremony was televised on CNBC and Bloomberg Television,
as well as broadcast live on NYSE’s Web site, www.nyse.com.
A photo of the ceremony and additional information can be found
at the NYSE
Web site. Following the bell-ringing, the students took part in an educational
seminar at the exchange.
The successful MBA-managed Mayer Fund, a $1.2 million portfolio, beat the S&P
500 index by 9 percent last year. The fund was established in 1993 and each year
pays dividends to the Dean’s Office to benefit Smith School programs. Second-year
full-time MBA students comprise the fund’s management team, two as portfolio managers
and 10 as equity analysts. In addition, a member is responsible for technology and
marketing for the fund.
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