What would you do with a half million dollars?

As the students in the Brown Advisory Student-Managed Investment Fund know, the right answer is: “Invest.”

W. James Price IV, a former partner and managing director of Alex. Brown & Sons, senior advisor at Brown Advisory, and a member of the College’s Board of Visitors and Governors, funded the program to give Washington College’s business students an edge in launching careers in finance.

“When I finished college, I had no real-world knowledge of the investment world,” Price said. “When I started at Alex. Brown & Sons, I had great mentors but, as I look back, I always wished I had started with more knowledge of investments.”

Students accepted into the program research companies and industries for possible investment opportunities, meet regularly with finance professionals to discuss market developments, and make recommendations about what stocks to invest in.