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Our History

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.