Matthew Dross hopes to become an investment banker after college. Math and numbers come easily to him; he’s already excelled in several AP classes, including calculus, physics, and microeconomics, and plans to add macroeconomics to his resume before May’s graduation.
Outside of class, Dross is a member of ESD’s Student-Managed Investment Fund club. The group, which meets weekly with ESD chief financial officer Robert Buchholz and several parent volunteers, works together to manage and monitor a portion of the school’s cash reserves the club had invested in the stock market.
Last year, ESD’s board of directors set aside $50,000 specifically for the SMIF; the current portfolio is valued at a little under $52,000. The idea is that students who are involved in ESD’s investment group can gain a competitive edge when it comes to college admission processes.