April 8, 2011
For the fourth straight year, the Standard Life –HEC Montréal Fund (FSLHEC) took first place in the Redefining Investment Strategy Education (RISE) Forum, in the balanced fund category. The annual competition, organized by the University of Dayton, Ohio, in partnership with the United Nations Global Compact program, brought together participants from over 100 universities in 65 countries this year.
Student funds, categorized according to their investment profile, were evaluated on the basis of their performance and risk level. With the help of a vigorous Canadian market, the Standard Life–HEC Montréal Fund outperformed the student fund from Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia. Over the past six years, the FSLHEC has beat its benchmark index five times, with an average annual return of nearly 10%. Its total return of 77% places it among the top student funds. The FSLHEC invests exclusively in shares of Canadian companies listed on the Toronto Exchange and in Canadian government and corporate bonds.
BBA and MSc students on the management committee act as portfolio analysts and managers. Benjamin Mercier, Lédéenne Chapleau, Nicolas Lefebvre-Laumonier and François-Xavier Renaudin were the proud FSLHEC ambassadors in Dayton for this 11th RISE Forum.
The Fund also relies on the expertise of students Vincent Potier, Vivianne Gosselin, Dimitri Nana, Francis Grégoire, Othman Taleb, Jamil-Alexandre El Grati, Amélie Favaro, Antoine Acloque, Stéfanie Gadbois, David Lampron, Simon du Tremblay, Christopher Schmuck, Jean-François Fortin, Philippe Trépanier, Jean-Rémy Lassince and Marie-Anne Bazerghi.
From left to right : Benjamin Mercier, Lédéenne Chapleau, Nicolas Lefevre-Laumonier et François-Xavier Renaudin.