The Virtu Project creates a unique opportunity for hands-on learning, particularly in the areas of ethical investing, networking, teamwork, and creative problem-solving.
Collaboration is key within the Virtu Project, and all teams are interdependent and overseen by LAMP faculty advisors. The responsibilities and goals of each of the three divisions are described below.
Partners consist of Virtu Project members who are in their final year at Indiana University. Members who joined in their junior year will become partners, but will still be expected to perform many of the tasks assigned to Managers. The Virtu Officers will be Partners with additional responsibilities.
• Managing all non-Partner Virtu members
• Teaching the Virtu investing curriculum to associates
• Maintaining current donor relations and searching for new possible donors
Associates that have gained the fundamental skills of equity analysis through the Virtu investment curriculum are promoted to the position of manager.
• Presenting regular analysis of the Virtu Project’s current portfolio
• Conducting research and presenting equity recommendations regarding the future annual portfolio to the partners
• Assisting in the production of Virtu events and fundraisers
Associates are accepted into the Virtu Project at the end of the fall semester during their sophomore or junior year. Prior to their acceptance, associates undergo an application and interview process conducted by current members of the Virtu Project.
• Learning about the operations of the Virtu Project and Timmy Global Health
• Honing their presentation skills
• Completing the eight week Virtu investment curriculum conducted by the Virtu partners