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Torch Funds

Gain valuable experience managing a real investment portfolio.


The University of Tennessee’s Torch Fund program allows graduate and undergraduate students, studying finance at the Haslam College of Business, to gain valuable experience managing a real investment portfolio.

What are Torch Funds?

The Torch Fund program is an experiential learning opportunity for finance students within the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business.

Portfolio Reports

See our most recent portfolio performance reports.

How to Apply

The Torch Funds selection process is highly competitive. Learn how to apply and start managing a portfolio.

Students are selected, through a competitive application process, to serve as managers and analysts for one of our four portfolios (combined ~$3.5M AUM):

Carroll, Haslam, LaPorte and McClain.


The key to getting the most out of an academic career is to invest in yourself.

Become engaged in student organizations and institutions that support academic achievement for finance students.

Masters Investment Learning Center
A fully staffed investment lab, featuring 20 Bloomberg terminals with training programs and live support.

Chartered Financial Analyst Institute
The CFA Institute is an international organization focused on contributing within the field of investment management. The University of Tennessee’s Department of Finance is CFA affiliated. As a result, CFA material is integrated into finance coursework, and scholarships are available to offset costs of taking the CFA Level 1 exam.

East Tennessee CFA Society
A regional organization promoting industry standards and professional development through the CFA program.

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If you are an employer interested in engaging with current or past Torch Fund student managers or a student with questions about the program or application process, please contact us.

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