The student investors of the McIntire Investment Institute (MII) have used their recent success to give back to the Commerce School in a big way.
In an incredible display of financial acumen and heartfelt commitment to the School’s future success, MII members capitalized on reaching the milestone of $1 million in assets under management to create a new faculty fellowship and to support McIntire’s Center for Investors and Financial Markets.
In commemoration of the University’s bicentennial and the 25th anniversary of the MII, the student managers contributed a total of $500,000 to the School, dedicating $350,000 to sponsor a faculty fellowship in honor of John A. Griffin (McIntire '85), who founded the investment group with a $100,000 gift in 1994. The remaining $150,000 of the MII contribution will provide the Center for Investors and Financial Markets with funding for a seminar series.
Open to students across the University and entirely student run, the MII guides its members to find their passion and follow their specific investing interests through its training program and with hands-on, active management of its portfolio. MII President Nathan Lin (McIntire ’19) says that the MII and this gift will help to further advance the culture of investing at the University, while recognizing the important relationship between the MII and the McIntire community.