The Applied Investment Management (AIM) curriculum at UNC Kenan-Flagler provides you an opportunity to get hands-on experience managing investment assets. The curriculum consists of 13 student-run funds that manage more than $18 million. Each fund has a distinct alternative investment strategy, providing you an invaluable opportunity to manage investments in your field.
The focus of each fund is to achieve superior returns while providing a unique educational experience. AIM is different from other opportunities because it provides you with a chance to work at all levels of fund management and investment analysis. As a participant, you’ll also get access to job placement and networking opportunities with leading companies and investment professionals.
A select group of students operate the KFBSF Real Estate Funds, which provides direct experience operating a private investment fund. Fund managers work closely with the real estate faculty and friends of UNC Kenan-Flagler to identify and evaluate investment opportunities. Once an investment is approved and placed, the student managers monitor, report on, and manage the asset.
The Kenan-Flagler Private Equity Fund will offer you a unique learning experience. Launched in 2007, this fund has more than $6 million in committed capital under management and was the first student-run fund associated with a top-tier global business school that seeks to provide real returns to its limited partners. Working for the private equity fund, you’ll receive course credit while you manage all aspects of the investment cycle — raising capital, sourcing deals, performing due diligence, making investment decisions, and presenting decisions to the faculty/advisory committees and the board of directors.