The Finance Initiative has the aim of giving members a solid understanding of finance concepts and tools useful to not only in the professional sense but also towards basic financial literacy needed in many different industries.

The Finance Initiative runs Manos Capital Management, the first MIT student run investment fund. Manos is a charitable organization that allows members to gain real-world experience in investing by actually trading based off of the analysis of industries and companies conducted by members. The investment strategy of Manos is mainly in the areas of fundamental investing and quantitative investing, with members being able to participate in both sides of the fund. A percentage of the returns of the fund go to the MIT Scholarship Office to support the education of future MIT students.