Kitt Center

Kitt Investing and Trading Center

About the Kitt Center

The Kitt Investing and Trading Center was dedicated at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at SMU on September 28, 2011 in the Lower Level Atrium of the School. The Center has been established with a substantial gift to the University from the family of Barry M. and Beth M. Kitt, SMU parents; their two sons are Cox alumni.    

“SMU Cox has offered a wonderful experience to our sons, and by extension to our entire family,” Mr. Kitt said.  “We feel fortunate to have this unique opportunity to support the University.”

Barry Kitt found success early in his career working as a market maker on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE). Several years later, he moved to Texas where he launched two successful hedge funds. While managing those hedge funds, Mr. Kitt and his wife, Beth, raised three children in the Dallas area, two of whom chose to pursue their college education at SMU. 

Their eldest son, Gregory, graduated magna cum laude from SMU Cox in 2008 with a major in finance and a minor in Chinese. The Kitts’ youngest son, Steven, graduated from SMU Cox in 2013 with a major in finance and a minor in economics with financial applications from Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Their daughter, Monica, graduated from Wake Forest in 2010 and pursued a double major, business/enterprise management and Chinese language and culture, with a minor in international studies.

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