The Garnet Group is the premiere student-run finance organization at Union College. In 1986, the Union College Student Investment Fund was established by Heinz and Ruthe Eppler for the purpose of providing students the opportunity to actively gain experience in managing an all equity investment portfolio. After rebranding in 2016, The Garnet Group is not only responsible for managing about $500,000 of the Union College endowment, but also presents students the ability to learn about the broader financial industry. Through mentoring, career advice and education, we aim to bestow the necessary skills to succeed in a range of financial careers. Using the investment fund as a learning tool by investing in stocks and bonds, we enhance students aptitude in investing and applying fundamental skills.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Garnet Group Meeting: 7:15pm  5/9/19 Karp +005

Fortune 500 CEOs Speak on Campus: May 10 at 6pm

GARNET GROUP BLOG

Utilities Sector Thesis

The utilities sector is one of the main sectors of the economy and is made up of companies such as electric, gas, and water utility firms. Utility stocks are generally not high growth stocks that will outperform the market, but rather high yielding equity investments....

Buy Spotify

Spotify is a music streaming platform developed by Swedish company Spotify AB, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and listed on the NYSE as of April 2018. Spotify is an attractive investment for a multitude of reasons. For the first time in 15 years, Apple cut its...

Sell Facebook Thesis

The SIF currently owns 75 shares of Facebook (FB) and it makes up 2% of the portfolio. Although the company has grown its profitability and has a relatively low beta of .62 over the past 3 months, the ongoing concerns over data collection, privacy issues, personnel...

Gilead Pitch

Gilead Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops and commercializes therapeutics in the areas of unmet medical needs in the United States, Europe, and internationally. Gilead pharmaceuticals is an attractive investment for three main reasons....