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gaynerfund - Value Investing

Subject: Value Investing

Description: The vision of the Gayner Fund is to empower and educate students at UVA in the field of value investing while creating a lasting impact on the university community. Our objective is to provide a platform where students can learn the art of value investing while gaining practical experience through managing a real investment fund.

By joining the GFSIF, students have the opportunity to develop valuable skills that will serve them throughout their lives. Through our monthly lectures, workshops, and pitch competitions, members will gain in-depth knowledge of investment strategies, stock selection, and portfolio management. They will have the chance to learn directly from industry veterans, such as Tom Gayner, CEO of Markel, and other prominent guest speakers who will share their expertise and insights.
Each year's fund is held uninterrupted for 25 years. After that, the fund is liquidated, with half of the proceeds going into the next available fund and the other half directly funding scholarships for UVA students. Our hope is that through our work, one day every student who receives an acceptance letter to UVA will have an education fully funded through this investment club.

Members will gain a solid foundation in value investing, a investment approach the first of its kind among the funds at UVA . This knowledge will be applicable not only to their personal finances but also to potential careers in finance, asset management, or entrepreneurship. Furthermore, the GFSIF offers every member a chance to actively manage a real investment fund and contribute to the generation of scholarships for future UVA students. This hands-on experience is invaluable, as it allows members to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical setting, enhancing their understanding of financial markets, while building a brighter future for our university.

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