What we do.
The CMC SIF aims to earn risk-adjusted excess returns above our benchmark index. The Student Investment Fund manages approximately $1,740,000 of the Claremont McKenna College endowment and gives an annual scholarship equal to 5% of the Fund’s 5-year trailing average portfolio value.
The Claremont McKenna College Student Investment Fund (CMC SIF) was founded in 1974 when an alumnus of the College donated $500 in investment securities. His intention was to give qualified students an opportunity to study investing and portfolio management through a “trial by fire” approach, while also creating value for the College’s endowment. The fund has grown substantially since its inception, and now manages $1.75 million of the Claremont McKenna College endowment.
The CMC SIF aims to earn risk-adjusted excess returns above the benchmark S&P 500, while also preparing students for future careers in finance, consulting, tech, nonprofit and entrepreneurship. Alumni from the CMC SIF can be found at several well-regarded companies, including J.P. Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs & Co., Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bain & Co., KKR & Co., Apollo Global Management and McKinsey & Co.