WSU finance professor Rick Sias and finance student Stacee Wilson in the Cougar
Investment Fund trading room in Todd Hall. (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo
Services)
 
 
PULLMAN – Stock symbols and percentages march across a long ticker screen, but it’s not a Wall Street brokerage firm. It’s the fourth floor of Todd Hall, and the eyes monitoring the stock market belong to undergraduates managing the Cougar Investment Fund.   
 
The students invest $1 million of the university’s endowment in a large capitalization equity portfolio. Under the supervision of Rick Sias, WSU finance professor and Gary P. Brinson chair of investment management, the class has outperformed the S&P 500 since 2001.
 
Read more in the spring issue of Washington State Magazine here.