Baruch MFE Program – Second Place in the 2012 IAFE Academic Case Competition

 

The Baruch MFE Program won second place in the IAFE Academic Case Competition, which was announced at the IAFE Annual Gala in February 2013.

Having our students at the very top in both trading competitions (winning the Rotman International Trading Competition in 2012) and case competitions is unique. The breadth of their knowledge and interests are one of the keys to their remarkable success on the job market.

31 teams representing 17 financial engineering programs entered the five weeks competition concluded in December 2012; UC Berkeley won first place; no other winners past second place were announced.

The case was a capital adequacy problem – how to allocate funds to maximize returns while complying with the regulatory requirement of Basel III, as well as suggest regulatory improvements for Basel III.

The Baruch MFE program entered one team made of six (first semester) students; two of them were also on the 3rd place Baruch MFE team at the 2013 Rotman Trading Competition:

Yi Kelvin Zhang (team captain; RITC team) Srinivas Kanepalli Jin Kong Ran Sally Liu Yujia Helen Sun Shixiang Sean Zhang (RITC team)

Congratulations to our winners!