Anthony Lee is currently a senior in the Kogod School of Business, studying finance with a minor in Mathematics. After being a part of the SMIF for 2 semesters as an analyst, he is excited to be working as Fund Manager in his last semester at AU. After graduation Anthony plans to travel to SE Asia before going to work full-time in August. In his spare time he enjoys reading, traveling, and watching the Portland Trail Blazers.
Austin Yau, Portfolio Manager
My name is Austin Yau, I'm a second semester senior majoring in finance. In terms of finance related interests, I'm closely follow venture capital and the development of new companies, especially in the technology space. My other interests include basketball, skiing and cars. In the future, I'll be working as a Strategy & Operations consultant for Deloitte, and I hope to turn that experience into something I can bring into venture capital in the future. My current vision for the fund involves strengthening areas in which our portfolio is weaker. The being said, I'm making a strong push for both smaller cap companies as well as value plays. These are two areas that can most certainly be further developed and I'm optimistic for what the future has in store for the SMIF.
Eric McCabe, Investor Relations Officer
Eric McCabe is a senior in Kogod specializing in finance with a minor in Chinese studies. He is the President of AU's Chinese Language Club and last year took first place in a nationwide Chinese speech contest. Next year he hopes to find a job that combines his passions for finance and Chinese.
Michelle Mahmood, Operations Manager
Michelle Mahmood is a senior at American University studying Business, Language, and Culture with a specialization in Spanish and a Minor in Finance, graduating in May 2013. Outside of SMIF, her interests include playing the cello, dancing, Latin American culture, and traveling to new countries. In the future she hopes to start up her own Latin American Wealth Management group and use the skills she has learned from SMIF to be an intelligent investor.
Sean Grant, Economist
A member of the full-time MBA program at Kogod, Sean is entering his second semester as Economist for the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) after serving in the same capacity in the fall. As Economist, Sean is responsible for providing the SMIF commentary on macro-economic conditions and their impact on the US economy as well as highlighting international economic conditions relevant to the fund's holdings. A former teacher and college basketball coach, Sean aspires to transition into a career in wealth management where he can apply the skills he has acquired at Kogod to help organizations and individual investors achieve their financial goals.