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Hanley Trading Center

Embracing Sustainability & Investments

Trading is now taking place in a manner that is mathematical and technology-driven on a global scale. To prepare students for this reality, the Hanley Trading Center allows students to expand their knowledge related to capital markets and trading.

Hanley Sustainability Fund

Within the Hanley Trading Center, students manage the Hanley Sustainability Fund (HSF), an equity portfolio that seeks to outperform the S&P 500 Index The fund invests in companies that embrace an environmentally conscious and fossil fuel reduction business model. HSF’s investment portfolio is divided into two branches: the discretionary branch and the non-discretionary branch. HSF provides a real-world learning experience to more than 40 members that are inclusive to all undergraduate majors at the University of Dayton. The Fund meets and conducts research in the George Hanley Trading Center.

1 of few

completely student-run equity portfolios in the nation that focuses on sustainability


of graduating seniors have jobs prior to graduation. 85% of juniors have internships.


Student-run sustainable team in the nation which uses coding to analyze stocks.

Competitive and Supportive Atmosphere

  • Our Story
  • Our Culture
  • Our Future
  • Founder and History

    The Hanley Trading Center was made possible by a generous $520,000 gift from George Hanley ‘77, CEO of Hanley Group Capital and a Founder of Infinium Capital Management. Hanley stated, “It’s about a ‘molding’ of programming expertise, engineering, and market ‘know-how.’ The risks are great, but then, the rewards can be, as well.” "I believe you must utilize all of your resources in life to achieve great success," said Hanley, "and that is what the Hanley Trading Center offers — a resource that can start students on their path to success." HSF made our first investments in late February 2016. Since then, the fund has continued to evolve internally while keeping with our original mission of sustainable investing with returns above the benchmark.

    Being a Member to Being a Family

    The Hanley Family is formed by a group of motivated students who express curiosity and passion for sustainable investing. There are 44 members, spanning 10 different majors, coming from 6 different states, and a multitude of unique insights through members’ internship experiences. Upon completion of an eight-week Junior Analyst development program, members contribute directly to the success of the Fund. The Fund is set up to encourage members to lead and be creative. As early as a second-semester sophomore, members are allowed to apply to leadership positions within the Fund. Upperclassmen and underclassmen work together to learn from each other and form a unique bond that lasts beyond graduation.

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    The Hanley Network

    HSF provides endless opportunities for outstanding internship and full-time placements with guidance from the Fund's prestigious alumni network. By integrating academic theory with real-world investment skills, HSF strives to create an experiential learning environment that fosters both personal and professional development, which produces well-rounded individuals for today's competitive markets as shown in our Alumni & Current Analysts’ Placements.

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    Application Process

    An open membership application period for sophomores and juniors is held each September; applications for first-year Junior Analysts are accepted annually in February. In both instances, applicants from all majors are welcome and no previous financial knowledge is required. All students receive application information and deadlines through HSF’s Instagram, LinkedIn, and via email from the business school administration. Students can apply for the Non-Discretionary or Discretionary side of the Hanley Sustainability Fund.

    Interview Process and Events

    After applications open, the Hanley Sustainability fund hosts classroom talks, informational events, and a meet the fund event that allows applicants to learn more about the fund, its members, and its mission. Applications are screened and applicants may be selected for a first-round interview which consists mostly of behavioral questions. If selected to advance, applicants complete a second-round interview consisting of a case study followed by behavioral and technical questions. Upon completion of the second round, the Fund selects the next class of Junior Analysts who prove their work ethic, determination, and passion for our work.


    Hanley Sustainability Fund

    Miriam Hall, Room 107
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2226


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