In this April 15, 2011 photo, Tulane University finance students, who manage a real life mutual fund, pose for a group photo after attending the Burkenroad investment conference in New Orleans. Left ... more 
In this April 15, 2011 photo, Tulane University finance students, who manage a real life mutual fund, pose for a group photo after attending the Burkenroad investment conference in New Orleans. Left to right are Alexandra Thurber, Dori Brown, Anthony Elia, Arnab Dasgupta, and Tray McCurdy. With all of the ups and downs of the stock markets over the past decade, the average investor might wonder who's watching over his mutual funds. In the case of the Burkenroad Fund, it's a group of students at Tulane University's Freeman School of Business who spend hours combing through the financial reports of companies that a lot of retail investors haven't heard of and analysts don't follow _ and eventually find many of the stocks the fund buys. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gerald Herbert
Fri, Apr 22, 2011 2:11 PM EDT