Background

In 1999 SunTrust donated $1 million the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business to help further its mission to prepare students for the challenges of a competitive global economy. Half of this generous gift was used to create an auditorium that has since enabled the school to host programs and conferences that connect our students to thought-leaders in the business world. The remaining $500,000 was used to create a scholarship investment portfolio that is managed by Rollins MBA students through an advanced portfolio management class.

Today the SunTrust Portfolio not only gives Rollins MBA students direct, real-world experience in investments, it funds scholarships to give more students the opportunity to attend graduate business school at Rollins.

The SunTrust Portfolio has outperformed the S&P 500 year over year since its inception in 1999. Students in each class spend the semester researching and analyzing potential investments. At the end of the semester, they present their recommendations to a panel of investment professionals who review their work and give them real-world perspective before they make their trades.

From 1999 until his death in 2010, Professor Ed Moses was the guiding light behind the SunTrust Portfolio. He designed the course, mentored generations of students, and supervised the portfolio’s investments. Ed joined the Crummer Graduate School of Business in September 1989, serving as Dean, Professor of Finance, and Director of the Executive MBA program. He also was named Bank of America Chair of Finance, recognizing his excellence in teaching, research and service. This site is dedicated to his memory, in the same way he was dedicated to his students.