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KNOXVILLE — The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has honored alumnus Mike Masters, founder of Masters Capital Management, with the naming of the Masters Investment Learning Center.

The center promotes interactive education utilizing cutting-edge technology that includes 12 Bloomberg terminals. Additionally, the Masters Investment Learning Center forges partnerships that enhance financial literacy among the university, the college, our students and the business community.

“Having the center carry Mike’s name is extremely fitting,” said James Wansley, Clayton Homes Chair of Excellence in Finance and head of the Department of Finance.

Masters has a rich history with the university. Graduating from the college in 1989 with a major in finance, Masters was captain of the men’s swim team and received All-American honors for four consecutive years. He has been a passionate advocate of financial reform in the public interest.

“UT gave me the foundation for building a very successful business, and it is my privilege and honor to give back,” said Masters. “Hopefully we can help the next generation of finance professionals develop a deeper understanding of capital and commodity markets and their effects on the broader society.”

“We are very grateful to Mike and his family for their commitment to our students and financial education,” said Jan Williams, dean of the College of Business Administration. “Our graduates need increasingly higher levels of financial knowledge to be successful in today’s global environment. The resources of the Masters Investment Learning Center allow us to reach and impact more undergraduate and graduate students.”

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