It pays to put theory into practice.

Griffith Business School is growing its investment in the next generation of business leaders. The Student Investment Fund provides outstanding finance students with access to Queensland’s largest student managed investment fund, totalling $250,000. Finance students can enrol in a course where they analyse, evaluate and invest in socially responsible, ASX listed companies. Using Griffith’s Nathan Trading Room and the Margaret Mittelheuser Trading Room on the Gold Coast, live data and real money, students  gain unparalleled practical experience.


Our students

The Fund is managed by third year undergraduate students and postgraduate Masters students.

Study options

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Michael Pennisi

Chief Executive Officer of QSuper

“Funds such as the Student Investment Fund are invaluable as education tools to equip the next wave of investment leaders for careers in banking, finance and investment management.”

Michael Pennisi is a Griffith Business School graduate and is proud to endorse the Fund from an industry perspective.

Michael was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of QSuper in 2015. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of QSuper’s financial planning subsidiary, QInvest Limited and life insurance company, QInsure Limited. QSuper has over 560,000 members and more than $70 billion in funds under management.

Michael has 26 years’ experience in senior executive roles with some of Australia’s largest superannuation funds and investment management and financial planning firms. He joined QSuper in 2010 as Chief Strategy Officer, where he was responsible for driving the Fund’s strategy, including its product and services offering. Before joining QSuper, Michael was the Managing Director of Corporate Strategy at QIC and held senior roles at QInvest Limited (including as Interim CEO ) where he drove a new strategy, advice model and implemented a suite of managed funds. He has also held roles at AMP and APRA’s predecessor, the Insurance and Superannuation Commission.

Michael is a Director of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors ( ACSI ).

Michael Pennisi

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How does the Student Investment Fund work?

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Griffith Business School is one of only 15 universities in Australia to be an accredited member of AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognised form of professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.

Bloomberg is a leading global provider of 24-hour financial news and information, including real-time and historic price data, financial data, trading news and analyst coverage. It is well known for the Bloomberg Terminal - an integrated platform that streams together price data, financials, news and trading data and is one of the finance industry's most widely used sources for real-time financial information.

All Griffith finance courses are accredited by CAIA. Founded in 2002, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association is the global authority in alternative investment education. The CAIA Association is best known for the CAIA Charter®, an internationally recognized finance credential and the gateway to a network of more than 8,700 alternative investment leaders in almost 90 countries.

Griffith is leading the way in finance education. Our Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) was the first in Australia to be approved to take part in the prestigious CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This gives you a solid grounding in the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge and positions you well to undertake the CFA exams. Griffith University is able to award up to five Awareness Scholarships for suitable candidates to sit the CFAprofessional examinations. CFA Awareness Scholarships.

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