Stephen F. Austin State University


Main Goal of the Mast Student Investment Roundtable:

The goal of the Mast Student Investment Roundtable is the investment of funds in a manner in which outperforms the returns of the S&P 500 index.

Processes to Achieving Our Main Goal:

The Mast Student Investment Roundtable will utilize two main methods in an attempt to outperform the S&P 500:

  1. Asset Allocation: Increase assets, compared to the S&P 500, to high performing sectors and decrease assets to low performing sectors.
  2. Stock Selection: Select the best performing stocks within each sector.
Ancillary Goals of the Mast Student Investment Roundtable:
  1. Enhancing the educational opportunities of the students by providing them with a real world portfolio management experience and giving them a distinct advantage in starting their careers in the business world.
  2. Enhance the visibility of the Nelson Rusche College of Business in order to recruit quality students that are interested gaining valuable experience while receiving their education.
  3. Fund operational expenses, scholarships, and awards through the annual proceeds from the endowment portion of the Mast Student Investment Roundtable Fund.
  4. Encourage non-business students to become interested in the financial markets by observing the work of fellow peers.
  5. Establishing relationships with the business community through participation and engagement with the Roundtable.