The annual UIC conference is executed in partnership with Michigan Interactive Investments (MII).


Founded in 1998, MII is the oldest and leading undergraduate investment club at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Each year, MII builds an investment portfolio with the goal of educating members about investing through interactive portfolio management. By maintaining a small, dedicated member base of approximately 50 undergraduate students, MII is able to effectively teach members about investing in a variety of equity, fixed income, and derivative securities. MII is unique in that we manage a $25,000 student-run portfolio that is completely funded by our members. As such, we have complete freedom over our investment strategies and asset classes, which include long/short equity, fixed income, and currencies.


History

Michigan Interactive Investments (MII) was founded in 1998 with the objective of learning through hands-on portfolio management. In 2002, MII became an official club of the Ross School of Business; however, membership remained and continues to remain open to any undergraduate student at the University of Michigan. By the mid-2000’s, membership grew to over 300 members. As of the 2008-2009 academic year, MII was one of the largest student run investment clubs in the nation. However, in the fall of 2008, MII underwent a transformation, consolidating membership to sixty passionate and knowledgeable individuals so as to create a stronger, more cohesive club. This new structure continues to provide our members with more interactive meetings and increased member involvement. As our development as a professional organization continues, MII continues to remain committed to providing our members with real world investing experience through interactive portfolio management.

Approach
Michigan Interactive Investments utilizes a multi-faceted investment strategy, involving both fundamental and quantitative analysis, to invest in equities, options, and fixed income instruments. We take a disciplined approach to investing, focused on a medium-term outlook for attractive returns while preserving capital. To that effect, we primarily use a bottom-up approach to source investment ideas, but also implement top-down and quantitative screening strategies to identify opportunities that will outperform our S&P 500 index benchmark. Additionally, we supplement this fundamental approach to investment selection with technical analysis to identify appropriate entry and exit points for our positions. 



Team

Milan Jain

UIC Co-Director

Milan Jain is a junior dual-degree student at the University of Michigan studying finance and informatics. Last summer, he interned in the Capital Markets group at the New York Federal Reserve, and currently works throughout the academic year at a healthcare startup. This coming summer, he will be interning as a summer investment analyst at Insight Partners in New York. In his free time, Milan enjoys playing pickup basketball, Catan, hiking, and chronicling his experiences as a lucid dreamer. 

Ricky Yoo

UIC Co-Director

Ricky Yoo is a junior studying business at the University of Michigan. This past summer, he interned at Cherokee Capital Holdings as a private equity summer analyst. Next summer, Ricky will be an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at PJ Solomon in New York. Since joining MII the fall of his sophomore year, he has pitched investments in Funko and Keurig Dr Pepper. In his free time, he enjoys creative writing, exploring museums, and taking pictures.

John Kenny

John Kenny

Speakers Chair
Sasha Meszoely

Sasha Meszoely

Marketing Chair
Nick Sicilia

Nick Sicilia

Sponsorship Chair
Shrey Dalal

Shrey Dalal

Logistics Chair
Borun Bhattacharya

Borun Bhattacharya

Community Chair
Nicole Granovsky

Nicole Granovsky

Participants Chair
Raj Sinha

Raj Sinha

Judges Chair



“The UIC has become the leading conference in the United States for students interested in Finance."

Geoff Pottow, Former UIC Director