Baruch MFE - Financial Engineering Program

Baruch MFE student wins the “Solve-a-thon at MIT” trading competition

Song Wang

Our Baruch MFE student Song Wang (Baruch MFE December’16) won the Solve-a-thon at MIT  trading competition organized by WorldQuant and a cash prize of $10,000 for achieving a score of over 100,000 (calculated based on alpha generation) in less than two months. Out of over 700 participants, the next highest score was 55,000, and only seven participants ended up with a score above 5,000.

In addition to Baruch, the following US universities had competitors with winning scores: Columbia, RPI, Yale, Princeton, MIT, University of Maryland.

This success in trading competitions fits in a long-standing pattern of wins and success for the Baruch MFE Program, including, among others:

  • 1st place in the 2016 Rotman International Trading Competition – Baruch MFE team
  • 2nd place in the 2012 Metaquotes Automated Trading Championship – Juan Pablo Alonso
  • 4th place in the 2014 Rotman International Trading Competition – Baruch MFE team
  • 3rd place in the 2013 Rotman International Trading Competition – Baruch MFE team
  • 1st and 4th place in the 2012 Rotman International Trading Competition – Baruch MFE team
  • 3rd place in the 2011 Rotman International Trading Competition – Baruch MFE team
  • 2nd place in the 2007 Interactive Brokers Collegiate Trading Olympiad – Gus Tsahas
  • 2nd place in the 2006 Interactive Brokers Collegiate Trading Olympiad – Bharath Govindarajan
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