AUSTIN, Texas (HedgeWorld.com)–Through the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business, MBA student Holly Goodrich founded a hedge fund group for students preparing to work in or be associated with the hedge fund industry after getting their degree.
The goal is for students to enhance their education by getting “real world” experiences of hedge fund managers and to conduct in-depth analysis of the hedge fund industry. The McCombs MBA Hedge Fund Association currently has 65 members and that number will likely grow to 80 shortly, Ms. Goodrich said.
She founded the group this semester after receiving a number of responses from students interested in the idea she posted in a Yahoo! chatroom. At the organization’s first official meeting on Sept. 30, MBA students will get a basic primer from a hedge fund manager on what a hedge fund is, the strategies employed and the kinds of jobs available in the industry.