About Us

The Marshal L. Salant Student Investment Team provides Hopkins undergraduate students from the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences the opportunity to make real investment decisions in managing a $250,000+ portfolio. By participating in this investment program, students will receive a unique business experience that will enhance their career opportunities. The program is organized as an extracurricular activity and no credit is granted for participation.

Our History

The team was founded in the 2000-2001 academic year with a generous donation from alumnus Marshal Salant, Whiting School of Engineering '80. The team received a $20,000 infusion each year for the first five years, totaling a $100,000 donation, which has grown at a 13.4% CAGR since its inception, outperforming the 5.5% CAGR for the S&P 500 over the same time period. The purpose of the donation was to provide an opportunity for Hopkins Arts & Sciences and Engineering undergraduates to learn about the stock market by actually trading securities.


Our Mission

The Salant team provides students with a hands-on experience managing securities in a portfolio that operates as part of the University endowment. Members develop their oral presentation skills by creating pitches for critique by team members and other audience members. The team aims to outperform the most relevant benchmark, the S&P 500, and it has been successful in doing so since inception. The team also commits tens of thousands of dollars to supporting financial aid. A portion of the portfolio is withdrawn annually to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students in the Schools of Engineering and Arts and Sciences.


Meet the Team


Meet the Team




Our Portfolio