The Anderson Student Asset Management (ASAM) program is a graduate-level program designed to teach MBA students how to create stock portfolios using quantitative methods. Students selected for the program as fellows are divided into teams, and each team selects an investment strategy based on research. Strategies are back-tested using computer models created by the fellows, and then implemented and tracked with funds provided by UCLA. The group currently manages about $1 million in real funds.
Students interested in the program must first apply in January and, if selected as fellows, must commit to meeting once per week for five quarters, starting in the spring. The ASAM program is open to both full-time and fully employed MBA students, and it fulfills both the Applied Management Research and Global Access Program capstone graduation requirements.
To learn more about the fund, visit https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/about/clubs-and-associations/institutions/anderson-student-asset-management-(asam).