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What is the Student Investment Advisory Service (SIAS)?

Student Investment Advisory Service

It is a student managed investment fund run by graduate students undertaking the Master of Science in Finance program at the Simon Fraser University/Beedie School of Business in Vancouver, Canada. The student-run fund manages over $17 million of the university’s endowment portfolio.

Where have you heard about the Student Investment Advisory Service?

From 2011 to 2013, graduate students managing the Beedie School of Business’ student investment advisory service won the gold medal three years in a row at the Redefining Investment Strategy Education (RISE) competition at the University of Dayton, Ohio – the world’s largest competition of its kind.

What you need to know about the Student Investment Advisory Service.

It is managed by MSc Finance students that have been through a rigorous selection process. The fund currently manages over $17 million of the university’s endowment portfolio which is funded by contributions from HSBC Canada and the Lohn Foundation. The university is the client of the fund and sets out the investment mandate. The fund’s investments are broken down into four asset classes – cash, fixed income, global equity and Canadian equity – and economics, compliance and risk teams engage with the portfolio managers. The fund provides students with investing experience to take into their careers.

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