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Bridging the Gap

The Student Managed Fund (SMF) gives selected Trinity students the opportunity to manage real money in financial markets, bridging the gap between financial theory and real-world application. The purpose of the fund is to enrich the education of business students through a “hands-on” approach of managing a multi-million dollar portfolio.

The SMF Portfolio

Current Investment Managers

Investment Manager Alumni


Experienced Leadership 

The Student Managed Fund at Trinity University is currently let by Karl Pichler. For questions and comments regarding the SMF, please contact Mr. Pichler at or 

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Karl Pichler 
Prassel Professor for Professional Practice

Meet Karl Pichler

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