Mason Investment Club

2018 MIC Officers

From Left: Abraham Haji ’20, Nathan Rakos ’19, Daniel Herrera ’19, Katherine Kennedy ’18

Who We Are

The Mason Investment Fund is an undergraduate investment fund run by members of the Mason Investment Club at William & Mary. The Fund took control of $20,000 in 2002 as part of a substantial donation from alumna Aubrey Mason. Since then, this donation has served as the initial capital used to start and grow the Fund, and as of January 2019, it stands at $35,000. The Fund provides an excellent opportunity for both experienced and beginning investors to become involved in the active management of a sizable investment fund. Members attend weekly meetings which consist of a market update, portfolio review and stock or educational presentations. The principal motive is to provide students the opportunity to engage in equity research and test market strategies, enhancing their educational experience while simultaneously driving value. Students thus gain hands-on experience in developing their knowledge of security research, valuation techniques and portfolio management.

Professor Jim Haltiner serves as the club’s faculty advisor.

Our History

The Mason Investment Fund had been very successful over the years, growing its membership to support a fund structure consisting of Portfolio Managers, Senior Analysts, Junior Analysts and General Member levels. The Fund implemented a detailed investment process, consisting of idea generation and initial investment overview, development of detailed investment thesis and consideration of investment on overall portfolio risk/return characteristics.

The Fund has even influenced the creation and innovation of the curriculum at William & Mary by proposing and developing a Distinguish Portfolio Management class called Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF). SMIF manages over $100,000 and requires more intense preparation and in-depth proposals for potential investment.

Members of the 2018 Michigan Investment Conference Team

From Left: Daniel Herrera, Abraham Haji, Nathan Rakos, Rumit Patel, Alicia Draper

2019 Club Officers

ABRAHAM HAJI ’20

Portfolio Manager

Experience:

2019: Incoming Strategy & Capital Markets Summer Analyst at W.P. Carey
2019: Teaching Assistant for BUAD 323 Financial Management and BUAD 426 Hedge Fund Management
2018: Summer Analyst at Grandview Capital Group
2017: Summer Intern at MAC Realty Advisors

email: aqhaji@email.wm.edu

TOM JOSHI ’20

Portfolio Manager

Experience:

2019: Summer Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Extern at Crabel Capital Management
2018: Capital Analyst at Genworth Financial
2017: Summer Analyst at Ignition Center

PRAKRIT SHUKLA ’20

Portfolio Manager

Experience:

2019: Incoming Business Advisory Intern – Financial Services at EY
2018: Corporate Finance and Global Security Services Intern at Markel

Email: pshukla01@email.wm.edu

MICHAEL FAIRBANKS ’21

Portfolio Manager

Experience:

2018-Present: Founder at Prime CPR, LLC
2019: Investment Banking Extern at Clearsight Advisors

Email Michael: mgfairbanks@email.wm.edu