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Southern Investment Association (SIA)


Introduction to the Association

The Southern Investment Association (SIA) was founded in 2013 and is a select group of Georgia Southern University students, who seek to increase their knowledge and experience in the field of investments through real life application of skills learned in the classroom.  Students who join the SIA become Bloomberg and Thompson Reuter Eikon Certified.

We will demonstrate our skills in finance, economics, accounting, marketing, and other areas through the development and active management of our financial portfolio. Our goal is to create a successful value-based fund of domestic stocks that potentially attracts capital from internal and external constituencies.

Previous SIA Groups


Members for 2018-2019

Will VanSant – President
Franklin Winborne – Vice President
Joshua Crews – VP of Investment Strategy

Nathan Ashcroft Joshua Crews Jaymin Patel
Wesley Martin Grant Jones Alexander Parham
Connor Laubenthal Diego Finkelstein Emil Laursen
Haley Harris William VanSant Franklin Winborne
Rachel Lewis Lauren Ollinger Christian Tinsley
Nicholas Farmer David Barber Connor Hild
Carlos (Mauricio) Parodi Joel Vargese


SIA Alumni are holding positions at the following companies

Capital Group Private
The Home Depot
Kinetic Equity
Venture West Funding
KeyBank Real Estate Capital
Unified Examiners
YMCA Retirement Fund
Arch Advisory Group
Motley Rice
Barthelemy Commercial Capital
LCG Associates Modera Wealth Management, LLC
MRI Software

For more information please contact

Axel Grossmann, Ph.D. (adviser),

Last updated: 4/2/2021