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 Trading Rooms, live data and real money, students gain unparalleled practical experience.
INTRODUCING THE GRIFFITH STUDENT INVESTMENT FUND
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 ).
Investment committee members
Ms Michelle Clarke
Chief Financial Officer, Griffith University
Professor Michael Drew
Professor of Finance, Griffith University; QSuper Investment Committee member
Professor David Grant
Pro Vice Chancellor (Business), Griffith University
Dr Claire Molinari
Research Manager, Australian Council of Superannuation Investors
Mr Sam Seow
Investment Analyst, DNR Capital
Ms Marayka Ward
Senior Research Manager, QIC
How does the Student Investment Fund work?
Student Investment fund Partners
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.
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.
Griffith Business School is an active partner of, and first Australian business school admitted to, the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative - a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education and the UN Global Compact. This engagement demonstrates the School's strong commitment to sustainable enterprise development and corporate responsibility. We foster mutually beneficial partnerships with industry, government and the community meaning we can offer amazing graduate placement programs, work-integrated learning and professional development opportunities like this Fund.
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