The Freed-Hardeman University student investment group attended the Capstone Student Investment Conference hosted by the Culverhouse Investment Management Group. The conference was held Oct. 12 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
This year’s event allowed eight student investment groups from schools throughout the Southeast to learn from one another as well as various professionals in the financial services industry.
Nine FHU students from the Clayton Investment Team attended the event an accompanied by Dr. Mark Steiner, Dean of the School of Business. Students attending included the following: Ethan Garrett, Edmond, Okla.; Larissa Montgomery, Valpraiso, Ind.; Tanner Hoffman, Spencer, Wis.; Archibold Marowa, Harare, Zimbabwe; Lacie Shannon, Mount Juliet, Tenn.; Garrett Durham, Roanoke, Va.; Koty King, Baldwyn, Miss.; Jonathan Davis, Tullahoma, Tenn.; and Chelsey Cook, Granby, Mo.
"It was exciting to be on the campus of the University of Alabama. This was a great opportunity for our business students to engage with investment teams from other schools and to learn more about effective investment strategies. This is another example of how we seek to take our students beyond the classroom and engage them by applying their business knowledge,” Steiner said.
The Clayton Investment Fund is managed by a team of students majoring in several business disciplines. The investment objective of the portfolio is to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in corporate common equity. It was originally funded for $1 million by Dr. Jim Clayton.
In addition to professional presentations, those attending the conference were invited to visit and connect with one another through the “Get to Know the Funds” portion of the event.