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On this page, you can find out about the type of events we offer. For the latest information on our events calendar, join us on Facebook.

SMIF events

We host a wide selection of events during term time for you to get involved in and learn from. Gain expertise in investments, build your portfolio and grow your network:


Test your mettle, or watch and learn from our lively and informative debates.

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Virtual pitches

Pick a company and promote its worth to our fund, or sit back and enjoy our virtual stock pitch meetings.

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Guest lectures

Learn from the most successful minds in investment and business through workshops and guest lectures.

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Discuss the day’s hot topics – from news and current finance trends. Hone your ability to react to the ever-changing financial world.

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Elections and AGM

Elect your committee members, or even stand for election. Help shape the future of our society.

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Portfolio building

Master portfolio building through our events. Learn how to spot a hot investment and add it to our expanding portfolio.

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Guest speakers

At SMIF, we have had the opportunity to host some incredible guests who have shared their knowledge and expertise with us. The list of previous speakers offers and indication of the sorts of future guests you can learn from.

Colin McLean

CEO at SVM Asset Management and former member of the Board of Governors of the CFA Society of the United Kingdom.

Derek Borthwick

Power2Mind Professional Speaker and former Vice-President of Sales at JP Morgan.

Martin Poussete

Financial Advisor at Söderberg & Partners

Paul Hughes

Head of Investment Risk at Martin Currie Investment Management and Stirling University MSc Investment Analysis alumnus.

Russell Napier

Co-Founder and Chairman of the Electronic Research Interchange and author of Anatomy of the Bear. Patron of the Karen Napier Scholarships for the Stirling University MSc Investment Analysis.

JB Beckett

A former fund selector and gatekeeper, JB is the author of the book New Fund Order and a University of Stirling BA Business Law alumnus.

Kim Cathecis

Head of Global Emerging Market Equities at Martin Currie Investment Management, Kim is also a University of Stirling alumnus with an MBA and a BA in French.

Neil Semple

Creative Content Lead at the Department for International Trade, and former HM Consul-General at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Neil is a University of Stirling BA History alumnus.

Steven Morris

Managing Partner of ESM Capital and Chairman at ESM Investments, Steve is an experienced technology entrepreneur and investor.

Andy Kelly

Director at The Leadership Factory, Andy is an experienced leadership consultant and a University of Stirling BA English & Fine Art alumnus.

Chrisoula Karatzouni

Investment Manager with Aberdeen Standard Investments and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Priya Ramsden

Relationship Manager with the CFA Society of the United Kingdom

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