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Student Managed Investment Portfolio

Mission of the Organization

SMIP’s mission is to enhance the IUP experience with a unique approach to applying financial skills to real-life investments. We are dedicated to the advancement of a business major’s knowledge in the area of investments. We use and teach in-depth research each week throughout the entire portfolio. Our commitment is to surpass the S&P 500’s benchmark performance every quarter.

How to Join

Please contact Tore Okland at for more information. You can also visit our other webpages:

Requirements of Members (Membership Fees, Attendance, etc.)

To join, you must be a Finance, Accounting, or Economics major with a minimum GPA of 3.0. We have no membership fees.

After becoming a member, some of the requirements are:

  • Maintain GPA
  • Attendance: Three allowed absences
  • Active participation

List of 2015-2016 Meeting Dates/Times/Locations

General meetings will be held every Monday at 5:00—6:15 p.m. Please consult IUP–SMIP under “Calendar of Events” for more dates and information.

List of 2015-2016 Events/Activities

Consult IUP–SMIP under “Calendar of Events” for special events and activities.

Member Quotes about the Value of the Organization

“The Student Managed Investment Portfolio is one of IUP’s best-kept secrets. If you have the drive and commitment to learn, we will help make you the most marketable students on campus.”

Jack Benischeck, former CIO and president of SMIP

RoleNameContact Information
AdvisorDr. Daniel
AdvisorDr. Ibrahim
Chief Investment OfficerTore Okland
Portfolio ManagerChristina Bryner
Chief Economist
Alexandra Larch
  • Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
  • Office of Undergraduate Student Services
    208 Eberly
    664 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3215
  • Fax: 724-357-7996
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.