Events:

The semester is now over, but here are some things to look forward to for next year!  
  • Multiple very powerful alumni coming to teach different investment techniques
  • Networking Trips to the UMass Club in Boston
  • Going to JP Morgan for a boot camp on Valuation Techniques

 

Advisors

Ben Branch is a Professor of Finance who is the primary academic advisor to the Student Managed Fund. He is a graduate of Emory University and received his Ph.D from the University of Michigan . Professor Branch teaches Investments and specializes in bankruptcy. He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Eastern Finance Association, is a member of the Academic Advisor Council, and is a member of the Student Managed Fund Advisory Board.

Mila Getmansky Sherman is a Professor of Finance and teaches corporate finance and information technology in finance. She received her undergrad and Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a secondary academic advisor to the Student Managed Fund.

James Pappas is a University of Massachusetts graduate and is a member of the Student Managed Fund Advisory Board. James currently works as a Vice President of Putnam Investments.

Doug Cliggott is a University of Massachusetts Economics graduate, and is a member of the Student Managed Fund Advisory Board. He is the CIO of Dover Management LLC and was formerly a managing director and chief investment strategist for J.P. Morgan & Company.

Stephen Dunne is a University of Massachusetts Engineering graduate and is a member of the Student Managed Fund Advisory Board. Stephen currently works as a Vice President at Credit Suisse and is a member of the Board of Directors for the University of Massachusetts Foundation .

Didier Bertola is the Associate Vice President and Assistant Treasurer of the University of Massachusetts Foundation. He has been an active member in the formation of the UMass Student Managed Funds, and is a member of the Amherst Advisory Board.