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What is BASIS?

BASIS is a student-managed organization investing $5,000,000 of the University's endowment. We have a dual mandate of providing a unique educational experience for all the members while generating competitive returns for the Virginia Tech Foundation. By investing real money, the student members merge the education they are receiving in the classroom with real market experience.

BASIS Mission

To provide educational opportunities, on behalf of the Virginia Tech Foundation, through successful implementation and profitable operation of a student-led, fixed income investment fund. BASIS invests substantial resources in and fosters development of its members in pursuit of the team's goals. Moving into our 2nd decade, BASIS seeks partners to sponsor resources that will expand our scope and success.

Benefits of BASIS

Members gain unrivaled fixed-income experience with credit analysis, relative value assessment, and portfolio structuring as well as a hands-on understanding of markets and macro trends, leadership skills in a performance-driven culture, and a network of finance professionals. The weekly meetings, presentations, and on-going discussions reinforce, apply, and extend members' coursework while keeping them up-to-date with current events and financial trends.

BASIS Resources

  • 24 hour access to two offices and Bloomberg terminals (5 dedicated, 5 shared)
  • Internal Training Program
  • Proprietary Models
  • Advisory Board of active financial professionals
  • Training the Street | Modeling
  • 30+ talented, driven members