Student-Run Equity Fund at VSB
The Wildcat Fund is a student-run equity fund that provides a unique hands-on learning experience for VSB students pursuing careers in financial services, specifically sales & trading, investment banking, and asset management. As a member of the Wildcat Fund, students apply what they learn in class and engage in analytical decision-making, teamwork, entrepreneurship and leadership.
A team of approximately 35 students oversee every aspect of this $1 million socially responsible, long-only, equity fund. Students begin training as analysts, learning the basics of portfolio management in Villanova Investment Academy’s training program. While honing their skills, students grow into sector-specific roles by pitching and covering companies within the fund. As a fully student-led fund, all investment decisions are made by the student portfolio managers for each of the 11 GICS sectors.
End of Year Thank You from the Investment Teams
Thanks to the initial investment made by a group of VSB alumnus over 15 years ago, VSB embraced socially responsible investing well before its recent rise in popularity. Today, the Wildcat Fund continues to follow the guidelines for ethnical financial stewardship as outlined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The Wildcat Fund
- $1 million long-only, equity fund
- Socially responsible investing
- Managed by 35 students
- 11 GIC Sectors