What is Trinity SMF?

The Trinity Student Managed Fund (TSMF) was founded in November 2010 and allows students to develop skills in business analysis, investing, risk management and valuations within a secure corporate governance structure. The student executive committee oversees the day to day investment and operational activities of the fund and they, in turn, are guided by an advisory board of industry professionals.

The Fund aims to operate with a flat hierarchy, whereby any SMF member with the right expertise for the task, regardless of the position, will be utilised for the ultimate benefit of the Fund.

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Executive Comittee

The Executive Committee operates the Fund on a day-to-day basis. This committee is headed by the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Investment Officer.

Women's Leadership Conference

The Trinity SMF is running its second annual student-run female leadership conference in the Trinity Dining Hall on 15th November at 6pm. This event welcomes ALL students at Trinity regardless of year, gender or course. Our aim is to promote and demonstrate how progressive both the University and our country are in terms of gender diversity in the workplace. The event will consist of a panel discussion moderated by David McWilliams (Economist, Journalist and Trinity College Lecturer), followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Panel includes :
– Marisa Drew (Co-Head of EMEA Investing Banking and Capital Markets, Credit Suisse),
– Sorcha McKenna (Partner and Head of Dublin Office, McKinsey Ireland),
– Alan Duffy (Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Ireland),
– Sinead McSweeney (Managing Director and Irish Head, Twitter).

Research Student Analysts

Our analysts are tasked with assisting sector managers with idea generation, securities analysis and stock pitching. They form the backbone of the Fund and all equity investments are driven by their analysis. Each term they work with their team to produce a pitch, each week they must provide an update on our holdings and the market, which they cover.

The Sectors


The Risk Team comprises of CRO, DCRO and Risk Analysts who quantify and monitor the risk inherent in SMF’s portfolio holdings and prospective holdings on both an individual stock and portfolio level. This is currently carried out using quantitative methods such as Risk Metrics and Value-at-Risk modelling as well as qualitative and exposure analysis.


The Macro team focuses on the behaviour of whole economies, as opposed to individual stocks or other securities. It provides the fund with the knowledge of what conditions, trends and events are affecting global markets. This invaluable information “sets the scene” when looking at individual stocks and securities for investment opportunities.

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