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Osprey Financial Group

The Osprey Financial Group is a student managed investment fund (SMIF) at the University of North Florida, Coggin College of Business. The group is composed of both graduate MBA students and undergraduate business students. The 2002-2003 term was the inaugural year for the program, which is a two-semester commitment that counts as two electives. The real-world asset management experience begins with interviews to be selected as part of the team. The selected students are administratively organized with officer positions and responsibilities.


The Group is charged with the active management of a diversified portfolio of equity and fixed income securities as a professional investment firm.


The principal is from a gift to the Foundation from Jody and Layton Smith expressly for the purpose of enabling a special group of students to manage an initial $500,000 portion of the Endowment.