Founded in 1998, Michigan Interactive Investments (MII) is a highly selective, leading undergraduate investment club at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Each year, MII builds an investment portfolio with the goal of educating members about investing through interactive portfolio management. By maintaining a small, dedicated member base of approximately 60 undergraduate students, MII is able to effectively teach members about investing in a variety of equity, fixed income, and derivative securities. MII is unique in that we manage a $20,000 student-run portfolio that is completely funded by our members. As such, we have complete freedom over our investment strategies and asset classes, which include long/short equity, fixed income, and currencies.

History
Michigan Interactive Investments (MII) was founded in 1998 with the objective of learning through hands-on portfolio management. In 2002, MII became an official club of the Ross School of Business; however, membership remained and continues to remain open to any undergraduate student at the University of Michigan. By the mid-2000’s, membership grew to over 300 members. As of the 2008-2009 academic year, MII was one of the largest student run investment clubs in the nation. However, in the fall of 2008, MII underwent a transformation, consolidating membership to sixty passionate and knowledgeable individuals so as to create a stronger, more cohesive club. This new structure continues to provide our members with more interactive meetings and increased member involvement. As our development as a professional organization continues, MII continues to remain committed to providing our members with real world investing experience through interactive portfolio management.
Approach
 Michigan Interactive Investments utilizes a multi-faceted investment strategy, involving both fundamental and quantitative analysis, to invest in equities, options, and fixed income instruments. We take a disciplined approach to investing, focused on a medium-term outlook for attractive returns while preserving capital. To that effect, we primarily use a bottom-up approach to source investment ideas, but also implement top-down and quantitative screening strategies to identify opportunities that will outperform our S&P 500 index benchmark. Additionally, we supplement this fundamental approach to investment selection with technical analysis to identify appropriate entry and exit points for our positions. 


Michigan's Top Investing Club


The Experience

Michigan Interactive Investments offers members a unique, real-world investing experience through education and hands-on portfolio management.

Innovative Strategies

MII utilizes a multi-faceted investment strategy involving both fundamental and quantitative analysis to invest in equities, options, and fixed income instruments.

Recruiting

MII offers members unparalleled recruiting opportunities. Its members have gone on to join the top investment firms in the world. Most recently, MII members have accepted positions at Ares, Apollo, Bridgewater, J.P. Morgan & Co., Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and many more top firms.


Team

Alex Rein

Alex Rein

UIC Director

Alex Rein is a sophomore studying finance, International Studies and Chinese at the University of Michigan. This past summer, Alex interned at Apollo Global Management in their Distressed Hedge Fund. Next summer, he will be joining Ares Management as a Summer Analyst in their Special Situations group.

Geoff Pottow

Geoff Pottow

MII President
Geoff is a junior studying finance and accounting at the Ross School of Business. This past summer, Geoff interned at Hawkeye Capital Management and Williams Trading Company. Next summer, Geoff will be joining J.P. Morgan & Co.
Max Brenner

Max Brenner

UIC COO

Max is a Junior studying finance and accounting at the Ross School of Business. He is currently interning in wealth management and is looking forward to pursuing opportunities in finance again next summer. Max enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and rooting for the Miami Dolphins in his spare time.

Merrick Weingarten

Merrick Weingarten

Sponsors/Speakers Coordinator

Merrick is a sophomore business student at the University of Michigan studying finance and accounting. This summer, he will be interning at Benzinga (a financial media company based in downtown Detroit) as a News Desk Intern. In his free time, he enjoys playing hockey and golf and is a huge Detroit sports fan.

Marc Anastasiu

Marc Anastasiu

Participants Coordinator

Marc is a sophomore studying finance and accounting at the Ross School of business, as well as mathematics in the College of LSA. This past summer, he interned with Lake Michigan Credit Union in Home Equity. Marc enjoys mountain biking, playing tennis, and learning about the community banking industry.

Ruizhe Huang

Ruizhe Huang

Logistics Coordinator
Ruizhe is a sophomore studying computer science and honors mathematics at the University of Michigan. She interned in China Minsheng Investment this past summer and is looking forward to pursuing opportunities in software development. In her free time, she enjoys mountain climbing, reading and running.
Nicholas Kuchar

Nicholas Kuchar

Judges Coordinator

Nick is a rising sophomore BBA student at the University of Michigan concentrating in finance and accounting. This summer, I am interning at Tufton Capital Management, a personal finance firm with $1 billion AUM. In my free time, I am a college football and MLB enthusiast and love to golf.

Oliver Kornberg

Oliver Kornberg

Judges Coordinator

Oliver is an incoming sophomore at University of Michigan. This summer, he is interning for the Asset Management team at Rockbridge Capital, a real estate private equity firm. Originally from England, he enjoys traveling and is a Chelsea FC fan.

Jack Kuczmanski

Jack Kuczmanski

Participants Coordinator

Jack is a Sophomore studying finance, Psychology, and English at the University of Michigan. This summer, Jack interned as a Teller for the Clarkston State Bank, and as an Op-Ed Columnist for The Clarkston News. Jack enjoys spending quality time with his best friends, watching satirical TV Shows, and playing for the University’s Club Baseball Team.



“The UIC has become the leading conference in the United States for students interested in Finance."

Geoff Pottow, Former UIC Director