Today the Amrhein Investment Fund is one of the largest student-run funds in the country. With over two million dollars invested, the learning continues. The Amrhein Investment Fund Club provides students with a hands-on learning experience in the field of investments.
The investment fund is run and maintained by the students of Moravian College and is open to students of all majors and interests. With assistance from Dr. Kaskowitz, the faculty advisor, students manage portfolios, research and report on stock and bonds, revise and expand the funds quarterly and create opportunities to interact with alumni.
Today’s club members deal with stockbrokers, market analysts, and economic forecasters. Today’s club members are the fund managers, the researchers, and the decision-makers who oversee the portfolios that have grown to such magnificent proportions. Today’s club members are part of a venture that provides hands-on experience in the exciting and volatile world of business and finance while benefiting Moravian College. “In 1982, the investment club’s funds became part of the College’s endowment fund,” explained Ravelle. “Any income from interest and dividends goes to the College,” she said, adding that capital gains are reinvested in the portfolios. “The income is used for scholarships, faculty development, and support of the club,” Ravelle said.