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The Blue Chips is an investment club founded in 2003 at the University of Chicago. Over the years, we have expanded to over 100 undergraduate students who work together to actively manage a $100,000 all-equity portfolio gifted to us by Greg Wendt (A.B. '83).
Our mission is twofold. First, to create an authentic investing experience for our members through practical application of theoretical concepts and active portfolio management. Second, to provide our members with the tools they need to fully benefit from their experience in TBC.
Our training process consists of two parts. Upon being admitted into TBC, new analysts are led through a quarter of training by senior leadership. This program is designed to teach basic analytical skills and introduce analysts to business-oriented thinking. After successful completion of training, members are placed into one of our seven sectors (Basic Materials, Consumer, Energy, Financials, Healthcare, Industrials, and Technology). Each sector seeks out and pitches attractive investment opportunities for the portfolio. Through this process, members continue their professional development by honing their analytical skills and expanding their industry knowledge.
Outside of the sector experience, we encourage innovative ideas and discussion through guest speaker series, networking sessions, and our alumni mentorship program. Our outreach efforts include hosting stock competitions and holding a variety of campus-wide events in our efforts to expand financial literacy and generate lively discussion in the larger community.
For more information, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or attend one of our general meetings.