The Claremont McKenna College Student Investment Fund (CMC SIF) was founded in 1974 when an alumnus of the college donated approximately $500 in securities. His intention was to give qualified students an opportunity to learn the basics of investment management using a “trial by fire” approach while creating value for the college’s endowment. The fund has grown substantially since its inception and the CMC SIF now manages approximately $2,100,000 of the Claremont McKenna College endowment.
The CMC SIF aims to earn risk-adjusted excess returns above our benchmark index while providing students with the opportunity to learn about investing in a pre-professional setting. Our main goal is to prepare all students for successful careers in investment related fields, and our senior management bears the responsibility of actively promoting the career development of junior members.