Graduate Student Investment Fund

Manage Real Money. Master Real Business.

Established in August 2013, the Graduate Student Investment Fund (GSIF) exists to provide SIU Carbondale graduate students with real-world portfolio management and security analysis experience, a deeper understanding of financial markets, economics, financial theories, and trading practices, and enriched teaching and learning opportunities. The GSIF is modeled after a real investment management firm in that students adhere to an investment philosophy as they implement a specific investment process. GSIF students are focused on making the best possible investment decisions on behalf of their primary client, the SIU Foundation.

As June 30, 2016, the GSIF had approximately $732,000 in assets under management.

For more information about the Graduate Student Investment Fund, please contact the faculty advisor, Prof. Timothy Marlo at