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

Sasha Meszoely

UIC Co-Director
Sasha Meszoely is a Junior majoring in Economics at the University of Michigan. This summer she interned at Barron International Group. This coming summer, she will be interning as an investment banking summer analyst at Greenhill & Co. in New York. Outside of finance, Sasha is involved in the Society of Women in Economics, Special Youth Outreach, and ZTA. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, intramural sports, and binge-watching the Great British Baking Show.

Nick Sicilia

UIC Co-Director

Nicklaus Sicilia is a sophomore at the University of Michigan pursuing a dual degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Last summer, he interned at McQueen Financial with their investments team in the Fixed Income group and works throughout the academic year with a public health startup. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, reading, and walking his two dogs.

Nathan Witt

Nathan Witt

Speakers Chair
Nathan Witt is a sophomore BBA student at the University of Michigan focusing on finance and computer science. This summer, he interned at Bastiat Partners as an investment banking summer analyst. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, wake surfing, and keeping up with new developments in the tech world.
Grace Maloney

Grace Maloney

Marketing Chair
Grace Maloney is a sophomore studying Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan. This summer, she is a private equity intern for Access Holdings and a strategic consulting intern for the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, running, and exploring Ann Arbor restaurants.
Alice Gabidoulline

Alice Gabidoulline

Sponsorship Chair
Alice Gabidoulline is a sophomore studying business at the University of Michigan. This past summer, she interned at Creative Investment Research as an Impact Investing Analyst. Since joining MII the fall of her freshman year, she has pitched investments in DraftKings, Winnebago, and Bloom Energy. Alice enjoys oil painting, hiking, and learning new languages.
Divya Aggarwal

Divya Aggarwal

Logistics Chair
Divya Aggarwal is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying Business. This past summer, she interned at Deroy & Devereaux as an Investment Analyst. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, going to Trader Joe’s and watching Gossip Girl.
Mahi Vyas

Mahi Vyas

Budgeting Chair
Mahi Vyas is a sophomore studying Business and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. This past summer, he was a Business Development intern for 100K Ideas, an entrepreneurship firm, and was also a consulting intern at the Sukhi Project. Since joining MII in his freshman year, Mahi’s favorite pitch has been Iveric Bio (ISEE). In his free time, he enjoys traveling, exercising, preparing vegetarian food, and doing the New York Times daily crossword.
Jack Frediani

Jack Frediani

Participants Chair
Jack Frediani is a sophomore studying Business with a minor in Environmental Studies at the University of Michigan. This summer, he is a wealth management intern at Stifel Financial Corp. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, singing, and working out.
Aidan Burakoff

Aidan Burakoff

Judges Chair
Originally hailing from Orange County California, Aidan Burakoff is a sophomore studying business at the University of Michigan. Last summer, he interned as a private equity analyst at Solis Capital Partners. Outside of finance, Aidan loves to play golf, watch Michigan sports, and read.



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

Geoff Pottow, Former UIC Director