Founded in 2016, The Stockholm Student Investment Fund is an real- money student run fund organised under the Student Association at the Stockholm School of Economics (SASSE). It is focused on public equity, but performs analyses of other securities such as government and corporate bonds. Our primary objective is to provide an educational environment for SSE students to discover and develop a passion for financial markets. SSIF caters for members of all abilities, in a non-judgemental environment, where experienced students are encouraged to pass on their knowledge to junior students. The Fund is run in a professional manner, where pitching events are used to determine stocks to invest in - such events are open to all members and sponsors of the Fund are encouraged to attend. Ideally, SSIF will complement the theoretical knowledge gained in class and make SSE students more attractive to potential employers. Sponsors and other external employers will easily be able to identify capable and professional students with a demonstrated enthusiasm for the financial industry. Our objectives are as follows:
Educate and enthuse students about the world of finance in a supportive and open society. As members of the Student Association, all enrolled SSE students are welcome to participate, regardless of previous experience. The idea is for more experienced students (and external advisors) to support and teach the less experienced. Being part of SSIF prepares students in terms of confidence and ability – learning everything from valuation methods to presentation skills.
The Fund provides excellent networking opportunities with some of the world's most prestigious financial institutions, but also niche asset managers and private equity funds that may not be top-of-mind for students. This benefit works both ways: SSE students get access to top employers, and employers get access to students who demonstrate an interest in finance and investments.
Real Market Exposure
There are not many better ways for students to find their passion for the financial industry than being part of a real-money fund. This is a unique way to gain a real market exposure in an encouraging and educational atmosphere. Like any other fund, SSIF is structured to analyse a broad spectra of public equity and some other asset classes. Students are exposed to the world of investing directly through the fund by working with their teams, through guest speakers, and networking events.
Women within Finance
As the financial industry is overly represented by men, SSIF has the opportunity to inspire women in particular to find their passion for finance and get real-life industry exposure earlier. SSIF has explicit goals of reaching a gender balance in the body of analysts as well as leading committees within the Fund. Hopefully the Fund will play a role in more women choosing specializations within Finance and to pursue careers within the financial industry.
The Fund in managed in accordance with the steering policy documents. Download links are provided below:
The SSIF year ends the last of June. The Fund publishes an end-of-year report to be informative of the holdings and exposure of the fund at year end as well as the dealings of the Fund during the year. Should you have any questions concerning the report, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.