UMSL Student Investment Trust Wins Investment Contest

The student-mangaged investment trust at UMSL competed in the St. Louis Collegiate Investment Management Contest and was recently announced as the winners of the $5,000 first-place prize! The purpose of the contest is to develop a stimulating, competitive educational experience in which St. Louis area college and university students create hypothetical, common stock portfolios utilizing a long-term, value-based investment philosophy.  The objective of the Contest is to maximize portfolio value in competition with other contest participants. The competition started on May 1, 2019 and ended on April 30, 2021, and UMSL’s portfolio had a return of more than 120% over the period. The awarded $5,000 prize will be added to our Student Investment Trust account, which will help to provide students scholarships in the future.



CFA Institute Research Challenge 2021-2022

UMSL will compete in the St. Louis Regional contest of the CFA Institute Research Challenge 2021-2022. This is a competition between university-sponsored teams that research a designated, publicly-traded company. This is a great opportunity for finance students to gain hands-on experience in equity research and to establish a connection with the local business community.

We need a team of 3 to 5 students (graduating in Dec 2021 or May 2022) to represent UMSL. We will have an information session this Wednesday, May 12, at 6:30 pm by zoom. Students who are interested in the CFA exam are also welcome to join us. See the flyer linked below for more details.

CFA Institute Research Challenge



Dr. Hainan Sheng Awarded Best Paper in the Journal of Real Estate Research


At the 2021 Annual Conference for the American Real Estate Society (ARES), UMSL Assistant Professor of Finance, Hainan Sheng, was awarded Best Paper for the ARES flagship journal, Journal of Real Estate Research. The paper, titled "The Relation Between Intrafirm Distance and Information Opacity: Evidence From Stock Market Liquidity," won the award for 2019, which had a delayed announcement due to the pandemic. This article can be found online at https://doi.org/10.22300/0896-5803.41.4.639