Our Team

     Executive Board

Anthony Fastuca

President and Director of Investor Relations

 

Anthony Fastuca is a senior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from West Chester, PA. He joined the Nittany Lion Fund in the Fall of 2015 as a freshman and previously served as the President. During this past summer, Anthony interned at Citigroup in the Sales and Trading division and will be returning there full-time after he graduates. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has given him real-world experience by making investment decisions and being held accountable for the outcomes. During Anthony’s senior year, has had more time to play racquetball, lift weights, and hunt.

 

Khalil Bilal

Vice President

 

Khalil Rashad Bilal is a senior Finance and Economics major in the Smeal College of Business and the College of the Liberal Arts from Bowie, MD. He joined the Nittany Lion Fund in the Spring of 2016 as a freshman and previously served as the Vice President. During this past summer, Khalil interned with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Investment Banking Division and will be returning there full-time after he graduates. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has helped him to develop the fundamental skills and characteristics core to a career on Wall Street. During Khalil’s senior year, he has had more time to enjoy music production, photography, fashion, and web designing.

 

Arvind Vurakaranam

Chief Investment Officer

 

Arvind Vurakaranam is a senior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Hyderabad, India. He joined the Nittany Lion Fund in the Fall of 2016 as a sophomore and previously served as the Chief Investment Officer. During this past summer, Arvind interned at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Investment Banking Division and will be returning there full-time after he graduates. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught him a strong sense of responsibility and enhanced his leadership skills. During Arvind’s senior year, he has had more time to watch college football, travel, and play tennis.

 

Brett Clark

Secretary

 

Brett Clark is a senior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Lewisburg, PA. He joined the Nittany Lion Fund in the Spring of 2016 as a freshman and previously served as the Secretary. During this past summer, Brett interned at Morgan Stanley in the Sales and Trading Division and he will be joining Nikko Securities in the Investment Banking division after he graduates. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught him the importance of attention to detail and the value of hard work. During Brett’s senior year, he has had more time to enjoy cycling, baking bread, and reading.

Michelle Chien

Treasurer

 

Michelle Chien is a senior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Reston, VA. She joined the Nittany Lion Fund in the Spring of 2016 as a freshman and previously served as the Treasurer. During this past summer, Michelle interned at Citigroup in the Sales and Trading Division and will be returning there full-time after she graduates. She says that the Nittany Lion Fund has helped her develop the passion, professionalism, and analytical skills needed to succeed in the real world. During Michelle’s senior year, she has had more time to enjoy figure skating, dancing, cooking, and traveling with friends and family.

 

     Leadership

Tyler Fischer

Director of Alumni Relations

 

Tyler Fischer is a junior Accounting major in the Smeal College of Business from Holmdel, NJ. He currently serves as the Director of Alumni Relations in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Energy. During this past summer, Tyler interned at R3 Venture Partners in the Portfolio Investing Division and will be interning at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In his free time, Tyler enjoys running his non-profit foundation, playing baseball, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught him accountability and a strong work ethic.

 

Owen Wing

Director of Equity Research

 

Owen Wing is a sophomore Finance and Data Science major in the Smeal College of Business and the Eberly College of Science from State College, PA. He currently serves as the Director of Equity Research in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Energy. During this past summer, Owen interned with the Nittany Lion Fund in Energy, and after spending two semesters in the Nittany Lion Fund, he has developed an interest in quantitative finance. Owen enjoys traveling, hiking, and sneaker arbitrage. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has helped him develop strong organizational and time management skills.

 

Joseph Kegerreis

Director of Economic Analysis

 

Joseph (Joey) Kegerreis is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Murrysville, PA. He currently serves as the Director of Economic Analysis in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as an Associate Analyst of REITs. During this past summer, Joey interned with the Nittany Lion Fund in Telecommunications and will be interning at PNC Capital Markets in the Foreign Exchange group in the Sales and Trading Division this summer. In his free time, Joey enjoys lifting weights, playing golf, watching movies, and traveling. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has strengthened his time management skills and helped him develop communication skills.

 

Matthew Friday

Director of Outreach

 

Matthew (Matt) Friday is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Pittsburgh, PA. He currently serves as the Director of Outreach after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Financials and as an Associate Analyst of Financials. During this past summer, Matt interned at Federated Investors in the Taxable Money Markets Division and will be interning at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In his free time, Matt enjoys playing golf, volleyball, and the guitar. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has been essential in developing technical and presentational skills.

 

Blake Young

Director of NLF Education

 

Blake Young is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Pittsburgh, PA. He currently serves as the Director of NLF Education in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Communications. During this past summer, Blake interned at Pharus Advisors in the Investment Banking Division and will be interning at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In his free time, Blake enjoys playing baseball and basketball, watching sports, and fishing. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught him to constantly challenge himself and to always strive for improvement.

 

Robert Torres

Director of the Penn State Investment Association 

 

Robert Torres is a junior Finance, Economics, Political Science, and History major in the Smeal College of Business and College of the Liberal Arts from Shoreham, NY. He currently serves as the Director of the Penn State Investment Association in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as an Associate Analyst of Healthcare. During this past summer, Robert interned with the Nittany Lion Fund in Healthcare and will be interning at Citigroup in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In his free time, Robert enjoys skiing, curling, and hockey. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has helped him develop better skills to handle high pressure situations.

 

Tyler Fischer

 

Alumni Relations

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