Student Managed Investment Fund


omar bazerbachi

Omar Bazerbachi was born in the United States and spent the majority of his life in Saudi Arabia. Before transferring to the University of South Florida Omar completed an internship at the international investment bank BLOMINVEST. There, between the walls of the Asset Management department, Omar’s passion for investment and equity analysis emerged. Following the path he paved with devotion and perseverance, Omar is currently pursuing a degree in Finance with a concentration on Investment Analysis at USF, while maintaining a 3.94 GPA in his business classes. Omar believes that success starts with a step outside of one’s comfort zone and a willingness to face new challenges; thus, he trusts that joining  ASA would bear a real-life analysis experience and solidify his technical and fundamental financial skills. Aspiring to pursue a career in Asset Management upon receiving his degree, Omar is working towards gaining his CFA Level I certification before graduating.

hetali bhuta

Hetali Bhuta is a senior majoring in Finance with a concentration in Investment Analysis. Bhuta has participated in the Student Finance Association, Student Investment Club, SoFlo Raas, and Students of Indian Association. Bhuta has made the Dean’s list every semester and maintained a GPA of 3.95. She became interested in Finance and business in high school due to her entrepreneurial family. Bhuta is fancied by the concept of compounding, as making the right investment can save a lot of time, money, and energy. She views investing as gardening, if seeds are planted at the right time and seasoned with the correct amount of time, they can yield fruits for many years. Bhuta came to ASA with the aspiration to develop conviction, discipline, and the process of making sound investments. She is a vivid learner and a disciplined person in life. On the professional side, she plans to earn the CFA designation and work in Asset Management and Wealth management sectors. Bhuta is taking the CFA Level 1 exam in November 2021. She loves giving back to society and has volunteered in several NGOs. In the future, she plans to start an Endowment fund to support the construction of schools and hospitals in rural India.

miranda brozik

Miranda Brozik is a senior pursuing a degree in Finance with a concentration in Investment Analysis. She is a member of the Tau Sigma National Honor Society and works as a Compliance Analyst with Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Miranda has 7+ years of experience in banking and with this experience, has discovered a true passion for the finance industry. After graduating, Miranda aspires to pursue a career in equity research. She is hoping to strengthen both her fundamental and technical analysis skills by joining the Applied Securities Analysis course.

carlos taguchi godoi bueno

Carlos Taguchi Godoi Bueno is a first-generation international student, born and raised in Brazil, and is set to graduate in May 2022. He is a senior pursuing a double major in Finance, with a concentration in Asset Management, and Quantitative Economics and Econometrics. Through his academic classes, Carlos has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.97. In his sophomore and junior years at USF, he served as the Vice-President for the Economics Scholars Society and CIO for the Student Investment Club which allowed him to develop his leadership and interpersonal skills. This past summer he interned with Citi as an ICG Operations Summer Analyst and he is currently interning with StepStone Group, a private equity institution with over $90 billion AUM, as a Portfolio Analytics and Reporting Intern. Carlos is excited to join the Applied Securities Analysis program and believes this challenge will help him to further develop his stock valuation and financial modeling skills through real-life experiences. After graduating, he plans to pursue a career in either equity research or wealth management.

julian del hoyo tucci

Julian Del Hoyo Tucci is a senior pursuing a degree in Finance with a concentration in investment analysis accompanied by a minor in Economics. Born and raised in Uruguay, he came to the US in search of opportunities to pursue his passion for financial markets. In addition to being an analyst of the Student Managed Investment Fund, he is currently serving as a Resident Assistant for USF Housing, counseling and advising 43 students on various personal and academic issues. Through his business classes, he has maintained a 3.92 GPA and made the Dean’s List on several occasions. He is set to graduate in May 2022. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in investment banking as well as obtaining his CFA designation.

Tyler Kielma

Tyler Kielma is a senior pursuing a degree in finance with a concentration in asset management and a minor in economics. He was born in Kentucky but grew up in Western New York before moving to Florida and attending USF. He is a member of the Honors College, the Business Honors Program, the professional business fraternity Phi Chi Theta, and held an executive position in the Business Honors Service Association. During the Summer of 2021 he interned at FIS in the Credit and Debit Operations division on the Special Handling team. He developed a love for finance and investing his first year in college during his preliminary finance classes. After his graduation in the spring of 2022, he plans to return to USF to pursue an MBA as well as getting his Chartered Financial Analyst designation and then begin is professional career in the world of finance.

Zoran Knezevic

Zoran Knezevic is a first generation college student in his senior year pursuing a degree in finance with a concentration in asset management, along with a minor in business analytics and information systems. Outside of the Student Managed Investment Fund, Knezevic is involved in the professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, and is involved in the student investment club’s equity research team as the Head Analyst for the consumer sector. Last spring, Knezevic was part of the first cohort of 20 students to receive a scholarship for the SIE exam, sponsored by Franklin Templeton. Shortly after, he obtained his SIE certification and secured a summer internship with Franklin Templeton in their internal sales division. Knezevic aims to improve his research and analysis skills through the Applied Securities Analysis program in his pursuit of a career in equity research. After graduation, he plans to pursue a Master’s in Finance degree and obtain his CFA certification.

Samuel Micio

Samuel Micio is a senior pursuing a degree in finance, and a passionate investor who traded his first stock at age 16. Growing up in the Finger Lakes region of New York, Micio operated a nationwide e-commerce store. During his freshman year at USF, Micio co-founded tech startup What’s the Move?, which will launch its nightlife/social media app Slyde this fall. This past summer, Micio interned at Realty Executives’ commercial brokerage in Knoxville, Tennessee. Additionally, Micio interned in real estate acquisitions and development at Baker Creek and 906 Sevier Avenue, also in Knoxville. Micio is part of the Young Leaders Group at the Urban Land Institute of Atlanta. Micio is also active on campus at USF, having founded the Green & Gold Capital Group investment club during his freshman year, and co-founded the Mu Nu Upsilon professional finance fraternity during the fall 2021 semester. In addition to finance and real estate, Micio is passionate about a variety of causes including ethical technology and is a member of LookUp.Live’s Leadership Lab in Concord, Massachusetts. Micio is hoping the ASA program will help sharpen his skills in financial & securities analysis. Upon graduation, Micio will pursue a career in investments with aspirations to start his own asset management firm.

Umang Patel

Umang Patel is a first generation college student set to graduate in December 2022. He is a junior pursuing a dual-degree in Finance, with a concentration in Investment Analysis, and Quantitative Economics and Econometrics. Through his classes, he has maintained a 4.0 GPA. This past summer, Umang was a commercial banking summer analyst at Capital One in the Financial Institutions Group and is currently an investment banking intern at Crosstree, a local boutique investment bank exclusively focused on the life sciences industry. He also spent part of his sophomore year at Ballast Point Ventures, a private equity fund in Tampa. He hopes to develop his leadership and technical skills through the Applied Securities Analysis program/USF Student Managed Investment Fund, with the ambition of starting a career as an investment banker in New York City.