Bloomberg Terminal Training

BASIS is dedicated to giving back to Virginia Tech. This semester the members of BASIS will conduct Bloomberg trainings which will be open to all students. No appointments necessary, walks in are allowed. Bloomberg terminals play a large role in the finance industry and BASIS wants Virginia Tech students to be ahead of the game once they enter the industry whether its full time or just an internship. These trainings will be the first Tuesday of every month from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Please let us know if you have any questions and BASIS wishes everyone the best of luck this semester.

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Spring 2017 Recruitment

Every year a few BASIS members graduate and move on to their professional lives. In order to curb the high turnover rate, BASIS recruits every year. There are no limitation set on applicants — all interested students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested in becoming a part of the largest student-run and managed bond fund in the nation? With a $5 mm portfolio on behalf of the Virginia Tech Foundation, Bond And Securities Investing by Students (BASIS) provides students with the opportunity to graduate from Virginia Tech with a real-world understanding of fixed income, investments, and macroeconomic trends around the world that is applicable to any career, whether that be investment banking, sales & trading, consulting, corporate finance, and anything in the field of business. BASIS has a history of strong job placement and provides members with the resources to find a career in the field of their interest.

If fixed income, investing, the global economy, or finance in general interest you, please email BASIS Co-CEO Mike Orcutt at

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Fixed Income Career Information

Hello! Attached is a powerpoint describing the fixed income industry many BASIS members enter following graduation. Check it out for more information on what a fixed income career entails and how BASIS can help you get there.

Fixed Income Careers

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2015 Annual Report

2015 was a great year for BASIS with record performance and major organization restructuring. Details on both can be found in the 2015 Annual Report compiled by this year’s team of executives.

BASIS 2015 Annual Report

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Check out the BASIS Q3 2015 Newsletter!

Read some of the analysis that BASIS members do in this edition of the newsletter. Please click the link below:

BASIS Q3 2015 Newsletter


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Virginia Tech Spotlight: BASIS and SEED

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BASIS Mandate Expanded by Virginia Tech Foundation

Bond And Securities Investing by Students

The Virginia Tech Foundation expanded the investment options available to the student managers of the BASIS fund.

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Virginia Tech Foundation expanded the investment options available to the student managers of the BASIS fund on Sept. 6, broadening the scope of credit quality to the entire range of investment grade securities plus some lower-rated bonds and allowing the fund wider latitude in its choice of interest rate risk exposure. In addition, the policy expands the size of the corporate bond segment of the portfolio even though the overall fund size will be capped at $5 million.

“The vote of confidence in BASIS’s ability to manage risk comes at a critical time when the economy is facing new Federal Reserve tactics, global political crises, a European economy that is not growing, and a U.S. economy experiencing slow and uneven growth,” said George Morgan, finance professor and a BASIS advisor.

BASIS is eager to accept the new challenges and opportunities expressed in the updated investment policy, he said. The changes are the biggest shift in the investment policy since the fund’s inception in 2006.

By significantly expanding the securities that can be held and the positions that can be taken, the new policy gives BASIS students the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills on a new level. Student learning will be enhanced by the changes as will the opportunity to earn better returns on the foundation’s endowment funds (credit gregory). The earnings from the BASIS portfolio generate funds to support scholarships, professorships, and other university programs and needs.

Read more about the change in BASIS investment policy

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Third Annual BASIS Alumni Reunion

3rd Annual BASIS Alumni Reunion

BASIS Alumni Visit Virginia Tech

Alumni will meet the current group of students, network among our successful alumni, see how BASIS has grown and is continuing to progress, and will have the opportunity to provide feedback and advice to our most recently admitted members, our continuing members, and those who will graduate next month. Sessions will include discussions of the past year, discussions of career paths, and presentations on market developments.

  • April 20th, 2013
  • 9AM* – 12PM
  • Pamplin 30

* Breakfast will be served prior to the start of the meeting

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Sample Newsletters Created by BASIS Members

BASIS Newsletters

view our sample newsletters

BASIS is proud to present a few samples of our internal work, our newsletters. Each sector releases a bi-weekly newsletter to update the whole group of not only the sectors’ holdings but also relevant current events and market opinions. The following are by the Industrials & Utilities sector and the Sovereigns, Agencies, and Supranationals sector. Enjoy!

If you have any comments or feedback, please feel free to contact us.

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