Hedge Fund Club

Pre-Professional Category

Academic Year
The purpose of our student organization is to provide a dynamic platform for aspiring finance professionals to develop their expertise in equity research and portfolio management. Our club aims to empower students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to excel in the world of finance and contribute positively to the investment industry. Here's a breakdown of our primary objectives and purposes: Learning and Skill Development: We strive to cultivate a strong foundation in equity research and portfolio management by offering educational resources, workshops, and access to industry experts. Our members will gain a deep understanding of financial markets, investment strategies, and analytical tools. Hands-On Experience: We provide students with real-world, hands-on experience in conducting equity research and implementing portfolio management strategies. Through simulated investment activities, members will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a practical setting. Professional Development: We are dedicated to preparing our members for successful careers in finance. We offer networking opportunities, resume-building workshops, and access to internships or job placements within the financial industry. Collaborative Environment: We foster a collaborative and inclusive community where members can exchange ideas, collaborate on research projects, and learn from each other. Teamwork is a fundamental aspect of our organization, mirroring the collaborative nature of the finance industry. Ethical Investment Practices: We emphasize the importance of ethical and responsible investing. Our organization promotes sustainable investment strategies and encourages members to consider environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in their analyses. Industry Insights: We invite guest speakers from the finance industry, including professionals from hedge funds, asset management firms, and investment banks, to share their insights and experiences with our members. This exposure enhances our members' understanding of industry trends and best practices. Competitions and Challenges: We organize and participate in equity research and portfolio management competitions, giving members the opportunity to apply their skills in a competitive environment and gain recognition for their achievements. Community Outreach: We believe in giving back to the community. Our organization may engage in philanthropic activities or financial literacy initiatives to share our knowledge and expertise with the broader community. In summary, our pre-professional student organization for equity research and portfolio management is dedicated to empowering students to become proficient finance professionals. Through education, practical experience, and professional development, we aim to equip our members with the tools they need to succeed in the investment industry while upholding ethical standards and fostering a collaborative learning environment.


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Hedge Fund Club Principal Members
Taha Itanititani@ucsd.edu
Omer Basutcuobasutcu@ucsd.edu
Ali Alania1alani@ucsd.edu
Palak Guptap9gupta@ucsd.edu
Organization Constitution

CSI Advisor

Mariaisabel Blancarte 
Mariaisabel Blancarte
Interim Student Organization Advisor
To get involved and learn more about this student organization please contact the Principal Members above by email directly.

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