The Award for Outstanding Contribution to Finance was established in 2015 to mark the fund’s 5th anniversary. The award seeks to acknowledge the achievements of a business leader or academic who has inspired and contributed to the education of our fund’s membership. As a recipient of this award, we acknowledge the phenomenal work they have done in their specialist area, and their decision to make this work public, for the enjoyment and learning of students across the globe. The Trinity Student Managed Fund has been an example for student investment funds across the UK and Ireland. In accepting this award, they acknowledge the importance of students in the future of the world economy.

Burton Malkiel - Wednesday, February 5th

On February 5th, Trinity SMF had the honour of Burton Malkiel visiting as part of our annual Speaker Series and presenting him with the Outstanding Contribution to Finance Award.

Burton Malkiel is an American economist and writer, most famous for his book ‘A Random Walk Down Wall Street’. Regarded as one of the most influential books in the history of the field of investment management, over 1.5 million copies have been sold and it has been translated into 9 languages.

It was a great privilege to hear about his belief in the efficient market hypothesis and how passive investing is outperforming active investing.

Jim Rogers - Wednesday, November 20th

On November 20th, Trinity SMF had the honour of Jim Rogers visiting as part of our annual Speaker Series and presenting him with the Outstanding Contribution to Finance Award.

Jim Rogers is a Singapore based business magnate of American origin. Regarded by the business world as a brilliant investor, Rogers is also an author and financial commentator. He co-founded the global investment partnership, Quantum Fund, created the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI), and is the Chairman of Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests, Inc.

It was a great privilege to hear about his world travels, the potential for investment in the Korean Peninsula and his past investment experiences.

Bill Browder - Monday, September 23rd

On September 23rd, Trinity SMF had the honour of Bill Browder visiting as part of our annual Speaker Series and presenting him with the Outstanding Contribution to Finance Award.

Bill Browder is the founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, which was the investment adviser to the largest foreign investment fund in Russia until 2005, when Bill was denied entry to the country and declared a “threat to national security” as a result of his battle against corporate corruption.

It was a great privilege to hear about his fight against corruption and the violation of human rights to ensure justice prevails for Sergei Magnitsky.

Previous Award Recipients

Mary Robinson20190819190217

Mary Robinson

Former President of Ireland
Mohnish Pabrai20190819190513

Mohnish Pabrai

Founder & Managing Partner - Pabrai Investments Funds, Founder & CEO - Dhandho Funds, Author - The Dhandho Investor and Mosaic: Perspectives on Investing​.
Patrick Lynch20190819190644

Patrick Lynch

Founder - First Circle
James Rickards20190819190854

James Rickards

Author - Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis
David Swensen20190819191016

David Swensen

CIO - Yale University
Fahmi Quadir20190819191233

Fahmi Quadir

Founder & Chief Investment Officer - Safkhet Capital
Brian Sullivan20190819191455

Brian Sullivan

Anchor - CNBC's “Worldwide Exchange ”
Governor Howard Dean20190819191728

Governor Howard Dean

Former Chair - Democratic National Committee (DNC)
Aswath Damodaran20190819191923

Aswath Damodaran

Professor of Finance - Stern School of Business, New York University
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw20190819192209

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Chairperson & M.D. - Biocon LTD, Chairperson - India Institute of Management
Mads Faurholt-Jorgensen20190819192409

Mads Faurholt-Jorgensen

Founder & Managing Partner - Nova Partners Capital
Joshua Rosenbaum20190819192753

Joshua Rosenbaum

Managing Director - RBC Capital Markets
Joshua Pearl20190819192945

Joshua Pearl

Author - "Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers & Acquisitions"