Preparing Loyola University of Chicago's Next Generation of Financial Leaders
“RIF has been a great opportunity to meet and see investment skill development first hand. The program should improve career options for you, in addition to exposing you to an important skill set. I’d encourage you to get involved.”
- Taylor O'Malley, President, Balyasny Asset Management
“A world-class education requires experiential learning and mentorship from industry professionals – look no further than RIF. It provides a rare opportunity for students to put capital at risk while signaling to the employer marketplace that Loyola is serious about finance. I’m delighted to have met many ambitious RIF members and listen to their compelling investment pitches.”
- Jacob Munoz, Investment Banking VP, Goldman Sachs
Founded in 2014, the Rambler Investment Fund (RIF) is Loyola University Chicago’s student managed investment fund, managing over $1,000,000 of the university’s endowment. RIF aims to enhance the education of students through experiential learning. All members have the opportunity to create professional-grade investment pitches and aid in the administration of the fund.
RIF’s primary mission is to educate its members on finance, economics, and other business topics. Unlike many other student managed funds, RIF does not have any minimum requirements to join and is open to all Loyola University students, regardless of major or prior experience level.
RIF members learn about different finance topics and create investment pitches. At the end of each semester, industry professionals are invited to watch the students deliver their pitches and ask questions.
Taking advantage of Loyola 's location in downtown Chicago, RIF has integrated itself within the Chicagoland finance community. Alumni and other professionals regularly attend RIF events, such as panel discussions and networking round robins.
The Rambler Investment Fund is headquartered in the CME Group Foundation Business Analytics Lab inside the Schreiber Center at Loyola's Water Tower Campus. The lab's resources, including access to Thomson Reuters Eikon and S&P Capital IQ, are available to students. RIF provides instruction on how to use these resources in addition to educational workshops on finance concepts.