Lemma Senbet Fund

Real-world learning. Job market return.

The Senbet Fund was founded in 2006 to give undergraduate students an experiential learning experience in portfolio management and equity analysis.  The goal of the student team, which includes two portfolio managers and 10 equity analysts, is to make long-term investment decisions to appreciate the fund’s value.

Modeled on the pioneering Mayer Fund at the Smith School, the Senbet Fund has the long-term performance goal of outpacing the appreciation of the S&P 500 on a risk-adjusted basis.

The Senbet Fund is a year-round, advanced course that immerses students in the world of finance, giving them the opportunity to test their knowledge and skills by making investment decisions with real money. Students also assess the results of the decisions they make and determine which strategies work and which to avoid in the future.

Working for the Senbet Fund can be as demanding as a first job while giving a senior finance major a competitive edge during the recruiting season. The Senbet Fund is a real-world learning experience that helps prepare members for careers in the financial services industry.

Class of 2021

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Michael Lyons

Michael Lyons
Portfolio Manager of Markets and External Relations

Alexander Struntz

Alexander Struntz
Portfolio Manager of Performance and Financials Analyst

Vasmi Patel

Vasmi Patel
Communication Services Analyst

Nirel Gershwind

Nirel Gershwind
Consumer Discretionary Analyst

Isaac Iyoriobhe

Isaac Iyoriobhe
Consumer Staples Analyst

Yash Kamdar

Yash Kamdar
Energy Analyst

Will Adefehinti

Will Adefehinti
Real Estate and Financials Analyst

Aditi Balachandran

Aditi Balachandran
Industials and Materials Analyst

Phivos Christodoulides

Phivos Christodoulides
Healthcare Analyst

Sean Mathew

Sean Mathew
Information Technology Analyst

Matthew McVeigh

Matthew McVeigh
Information Technology Analyst

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The Senbet Fund welcomes questions from prospective students and interested parties.
Please e-mail us at rhsmith-senbetfund@umd.edu.

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