The Blue Hen Investment Club is a student-run organization within the University of Delaware Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics. Membership is open to all University of Delaware students that are willing to make a commitment to managing a real portion of the University’s Endowment Fund.
The mission of the Blue Hen Investment Club is to provide a valuable educational experience to its members by allowing them to manage a real dollar investment portfolio. By managing the portfolio and listening to guest speakers, the members will learn about various aspects of ﬁnance and investing. Of equal importance is the development of strong analytical, decision making, public speaking, and teamwork skills through the Club’s weekly meetings and other Club-related activities.
The Club is led by a five-person Executive Board, chaired by the BHIC President. The Executive Board appoints Sector Heads to lead the eight sectors that the fund is divided into, in addition to a Market Analysis Team Manager. The BHIC is advised by a faculty member from the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics Department of Finance.
The Blue Hen Investment Club seeks to outperform the S & P 500 Index on a risk-adjusted basis. To achieve this goal the Club takes a value approach to investing by identifying undervalued stocks and taking positions in them. This process is consistent with a long-term approach to investing. Furthermore, the Club is committed to diversifying its portfolio between different sectors to capture the full breadth of opportunity in the markets but to also minimize the risk from over-concentration of capital.