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A national spotlight on student investors

“At the University of Dayton, student investors make magic — and millions” is how national news outlet Poets and Quants introduced readers to the Flyer Investment Fund.

The story — read it here — highlights the unparalleled growth of the student-run, $64 million fund, the largest in the nation. Through the Davis Center, undergraduates manage a slice of the University’s endowment and a pool of assets for the outside Dayton Foundation. 

The article notes “investors of all stripes could learn from (UD’s) students,” and shares what students learn from their experience, as well.

“... No matter whether you go into investment banking or sales and training or equity research, the skillsets you learn in the Davis Center are so applicable,” senior manager Bridget Momper told Poets and Quants. “I think no matter what role you go into, you learn how to pay attention to detail, you learn how to really thoroughly think and be questioned. You learn how to tell a story and really sell it.”

The article also spotlights the contributions of alumni, who “give back by helping students find internships… and land post-graduation jobs.”

“UD grads in general are just so helpful and always willing to hop on a call,” Momper said. “But there’s something about our Davis Center alum — they’re typically reaching out to us, asking us how they can help us.”

More information on the Davis Center is available online.


News and Communications Staff