Graduate students won the Portfolio Trading Team Champion trophy.

On Friday, November 16, four graduate students from the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business took home the Portfolio Trading Team Champion trophy in the 2012 University Trading Challenge (UTC). Beginning on October 8, the competition consisted of four main components: long-term portfolio management, (2) short-term trading, and a case study presentation. The Adelphi University team (named “Team AU”) included four M.B.A. students from Visiting Professor and Senior Executive-in-Residence Michael Driscoll’s class: Yue Wang, Tingyi Hong, Rong Zhang, and Adam ZhangDu.

Team AU was among 80 students, representing 14 universities that took part in the competition. The students dedicated a lot of time to the challenge while also juggling a full course load. Professors Michael Driscoll, Jiang Zhang, Simon Yang and Liem Nguyen helped prepare the team and served as valuable resources.

Initiated in 2010, the University Trading Challenge is an annual event with competitions held in New York and London. Participating in the University Trading Challenge gives students the chance to practice in the areas of finance, quantitative analysis, and business leadership in a real world scenario while showcasing their trading abilities to prospective employers.

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"Team AU" from University Trading Challenge

From left to right: Rong Zhang, Adam ZhangDu, Yue Wang, Tingyi Hong

Trophy from University Trading Challenge 2012

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