The Holy Cross Student Investment Fund (HCSIF) through the Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society at the College of the Holy Cross supports the liberal arts education by developing literacy for the financial services industry. HCSIF fosters teamwork and personal growth through competition, and provides a rigorous training program to prepare underclassmen for internships and employment. Members gain experience and knowledge in the fields of asset valuation, equity research, and portfolio management to prepare them for the demands of modern business and finance.
The Holy Cross Student Investment Fund has grown incredibly since its inception in 2017. The club base has grown to a team of 40 who are incredibly dedicated to learning the technical skillset of finance and has promoted a 95% placement rate of internships and jobs for our club members. This past year, HCSIF participated in its first stock pitch competition hosted by the Isenberg School of Management where our team represented by Jack Boyd 21', Hayden Ivatts 21', Hannah Callaghan 20', and Jack McConville '20 ousted teams represented by: Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Georgetown, NYU and Northeastern. As part of winning, HCSIF brought home a check of $3,000 which the team members decided unanimously to incorporate back into the club.
The Holy Cross Student Investment Fund actively seeks out pitch competitions to participate in and gain experience for rising members. Some competitions include: Engage Undergraduate Investment Conference at the University of Michigan, Cornell University’s Stock Pitch Competition, organized and hosted by the SC Johnson College of Business, Chicago Quantitative Alliance Investment Challenge, Berkeley Investment Conference at the University of California., and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. additionally, we organize site visits to banks hosted by the loyal Holy Cross alumni network.