Full Time MBA

Funds Enterprise

The Carlson Funds Enterprise (CFE) was one of the first student-managed portfolios in the country. Our students and professional advisors are responsible for a small capitalization growth fund and a fixed income fund that combine for an asset total of approximately $35 million. That figure puts CFE in the top three student-managed investment funds in the world, based on assets under management. The students who make up the CFE work with real participants who have invested real money on which they expect a real return. Our students are required to practice real world management.

  • Presenting well-researched investment proposals to the CFE investment board
  • Interviewing management of potential investment opportunities to complete due diligence
  • Producing monthly participant performance and accounting reports
  • Analyzing investment opportunities by establishing intrinsic long-term value

Our Funds

The CFE manages two distinct funds, a small capitalization growth fund and a fixed income fund. CFE students manage all aspects of the funds including analysis of securities, trading, compliance, marketing, and client reporting. Students are guided by two investment industry professionals.

The Carlson School Growth Fund currently has approximately $18 million under management. Analysts research and present new stock ideas to the Investment Oversight Committee twice per year. Assistance and oversight is provided by professional mentors and academic faculty.

The Carlson School Fixed Income Fund currently has approximately $17 million under management. Each analyst covers a sector, with new research presented to the Investment Oversight Committee twice a year. Assistance and oversight is provided by professional mentors and academic faculty.

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CFA Partner School

Recognition as a CFA Program Partner ensures you that our curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited for preparing you to sit for the CFA exams.