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    Center for Advanced Financial Education (CAFE)

    The Center for Advanced Financial Education (CAFE) provides “hands on” training in securities analysis and portfolio management while utilizing the latest financial platforms used in industry today. Designed to replicate traditional “analyst pods” and “trading floors” found in industry today, the CAFÉ provides the experiential learning environment needed to manage two real-dollar portfolios – the CAFÉ Growth Fund and the Gabelli Value Fund.

    In addition to portfolio management, the mission of the Center for Advanced Financial Education is to increase students’ exposure to career opportunities within the investments industry through field trips to major financial markets throughout the United States and abroad. Under the supervision of the founding Director, Dr. Michael Melton, a select group of student fund managers are granted this opportunity each semester.