Investing Club Recognized by Council
There’s a new student organization approved at The King’s College and it’s all about investing.
On Monday evening, the King’s Council voted for the Investments Club to be an official student organization at The King’s College, according to the King’s Council.
Nine presidents casted votes, with one absent. The results of the vote were an eight to one in favor of recognizing the Investments Club. If Dean David Leedy approves the organization, there will be 21 student organizations on campus.
“The Council thought they had a well-developed idea from their first year vision to their long term goals. They are excited to see how they serve the students that want to learn in-depth about investing and stocks,” said the Director of Student Organizations, Anna Wood.
The mission of the Investments Club is to “provide students with real life experience that will strengthen their future job outlook and equip them further for their investing experience.”
Some of their short term goals focus on having three profile speakers coming in to share their insights and participating in a paper trading competition. Long term goals include competing in competitions such as the ETF Portfolio Challenge and setting up a student-managed investment fund.
Co-founder and President Michael Huber explained that he hopes students will receive “Knowledge about investing, but most importantly practice. Being able to manage an investment portfolio that has real life repercussions I think provides value for anyone to experience.”
Meetings will start with a recap of the previous meeting, a 25 minute presentation about investment or trading strategy, time to discuss the week’s topic, and then a discussion and recap on the state of the market in the past two weeks.
Huber was relieved to see the organization approved by the Council.
“It's a project that we had been putting a lot of energy into, and a true passion for us, so naturally, this was great news!” Huber said.
Huber co-founded the organization with Josh Kim, the vice president. The first meeting is to be announced.