Student Fund Manager Sectors: Co-Head Managing Director
Chris Naranjo was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, to a Colombian father and a Mexican mother. He is fluent in Spanish and English and is working to improve his Brazilian Portuguese. He is currently in his second semester as a graduate student at Barry University’s Andreas School of Business, graduating in December 2015 with a concentration in Finance. Chris also serves as the Business school’s graduate assistant to the professors. He began the Student Managed Investment Fund in January 2014, and was a member of the Technology and Telecommunications sector. Currently, he is the co-President of SMIF and the head of Consumer Staples and Discretionary.
Chris began trading stocks at the age of 14, after his dad challenged him to learn about the stock market and to turn a profit. He started investing with $500, and finished with $700, after a year and one half of research and immersion. His intention was to begin medical school after graduating from Clemson University in 2010, but was greatly influenced by the experience with the stock market after all of the learning he and experience he obtained. He can thank his experience from his various jobs and his fascination with the stock market for his current pursuit of a Master of Business Administration in Finance.
After graduating from Barry University, he would like to begin a career in either International Markets or Wealth Management. He is also interested in pursuing a stock broker license and possibly starting his own tutoring business.