Student Managed Investment Funds: Experiences of a Fund at a UK University

Keith Philip Anderson, Caroline Chaffer*, Emad Elkhashen, Jill Webb

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First founded in 1950, Student Managed Investment Funds (SMIFs) have spread widely across the US and Canada with over 400 now documented. SMIFs have taken longer to develop elsewhere. In Europe SMIFs are most popular in the UK with about 30 funds known to the authors. This paper adds to the available literature by documenting the operation of UK SMIFs and details the differences between these funds and typical North American SMIFs. In addition we describe and evaluate the foundation and operations of the Griff Fund, run by students at a university in the North of England, and one of the oldest funds in the UK. Our description of the Fund provides resources and guidance for others who might seek to establish such a fund. Our evaluation considers the strengths and benefits of student partnership and co-creation but also examines the challenges faced through the lens of student equity and inclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-300
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of International Business Education
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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