MDC’s business school to provide market investing and financial literacy education with launch of student-run investment fund on March 31

Miami, March 30, 2022 – the Miami Dade College (MDC) The Miguel B. Fernandez Family School of Global Business, Trade & Transportation will provide students with financial education and market investment education with the launch of the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) on Thursday, March 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Trademarks the first time a community college has created a fund that will complement algorithmic trading and investments in crypto assets. President of the MCD Madeline Pumariega and Beatriz Gonzalez, President of the MDC Wolfson Campus, will deliver keynote addresses.

During the launching ceremony, MDC students will make their first exchange for the SMIF. Trade Station, an online securities and futures brokerage and trading technology company, will also make a contribution to SMIF which will be used to provide some initial capital and fund crypto projects and investments. .

SMIF will provide students with hands-on financial experience in managing and administering an investment portfolio. Students will have the opportunity to manage money in real time through simulated financial management strategies. SMIF will seek long-term returns on investment, which can be reinvested or distributed to fund scholarships.

Through SMIF’s mission to enhance students’ educational experience through experiential learning in the financial market, MDC continues to provide the training and adaptive leadership skills needed to succeed throughout life in business and on a personal level in an ever-changing world and labor market.

The Miguel B. Fernandez Family School of Global Business, Trade & Transportation will host the event at the Business Innovation and Technology (BIT) Center. The goal of the Miguel B. Fernandez Family School of Global Business, Trade & Transportation is to explore how new and emerging technologies are disrupting existing business practices and creating opportunities for students. The BIT Center is a step towards achieving this goal by combining state-of-the-art tools, industry expertise and strong curriculum pedagogy. For more information, visit https://www.mdc.edu/smif/

For more information, please contact Chechu Lasheras at 305-297-5696, [email protected]; or Max Ramirez [email protected]

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