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Eberhardt School of Business
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211
209.946.2239
business@pacific.edu

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Established in 2007 with a generous $1,000,000 gift from Bank of Stockton CEO, Douglass Eberhardt, the University of the Pacific Student Investment Fund's major goal is to offer dynamic undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain exposure to the world of investing.

A select group of students learn how to thoroughly analyze potential investments using the same financial techniques professional investors use. In addition, students learn the finer points of portfolio management by taking responsibility for individual S&P500 sectors and analyzing allocations and how they fit within the greater portfolio.

In addition to class work, SIF members have the opportunity to speak directly with industry professionals and travel to visit financial institutions in the area. Throughout the semester, SIF hosts guest speakers including CFA charter holders, fund managers, and other professionals from both the private and public sectors that provide their valuable personal insight into the investment industry as well as share their paths to how they got where they are today. Furthermore, field trips to places such as the Pacific Exchange in San Francisco and to other local student investment organizations expose members to the greater investment community. These events add to SIF's experiential learning and give members ample opportunities to network with other students, professionals and potential employers.

From its inception in 2007 to 2014, the Student Investment Fund has outperformed both the Russell Midcap Index benchmark and S&P 500. The fact that students invest real money means their work produces real results, which is a tremendously satisfying and a very unique experience.