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Rotman School Student Teams Succeed in Case Competitions

November 22, 2016

Toronto, ON – A team with four students from the Master of Financial Risk Management program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management won a risk management case competition, while two other teams from the Rotman Full Time MBA program made the finals of two prestigious international competitions.

The Rotman MFRM team came out on top of the seventy-four teams representing sixteen universities who competed in the TD Securities Risk Management Case Competition. The competition tested students’ abilities to critically analyze and evaluate risk management scenarios. Six teams made the final round which took place in Toronto on November 16 where teams had to present to  a panel of executive members from TD Securities Capital Markets Risk Management & Market Risk Control.

For their win, Rotman MFRM’17 students Kaspar Yang, Phoebe Cheung, Bryan Ding, and Sean Wang will spend one day job shadowing with analysts from a variety of TD Capital Markets Risk Management & Market Risk Control groups. In addition to this unique learning experience, each member will have an opportunity to interview for the Capital Markets Risk Management & Market Risk Control Summer Associate program for 2017. The team also included Jerry Fan, a UofT engineering student.

A team of Rotman Full Time MBA students participated for the first time in the seventh edition of Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition, which was held in Amsterdam over this past weekend. The team composed of  MBA students William Sapphire, MBA’17, Zdenko Teply, MBA’17, Grant Robson, MBA’17, Michael Amiraslani, MGA/MBA’17, and Aboud Qudimat, MBA’17, won a Rotman private equity competition to advance to the finals where they represented the Rotman School against teams from London Business School,  IMD, ESADE and TIAS School for Business and Society.  The RSM Private Equity Competition is the premier private equity case competition in the world, and it brings together teams from the world’s leading business schools to learn, compete and network with professionals in private equity and finance. Teams analyzed a real case dealing with a European distressed company, and presenting their findings to a panel of judges from academia and  the private equity industry.

A second team of Rotman Full Time MBA students reached the international final of the 2016 Global Prize Strategy Case Competition hosted by AT Kearney. The Rotman team composed of Zach McMahon, MBA’18, Tess Cecil-Cockwell, MBA’18, Adam Lambros, MBA’18, and Fatima Saya, MBA’18, had defeated teams from the University of Michigan, University of Chicago, Columbia University and Northwestern University in the North American finals but placed second to a team from HEC Paris in the finals held on November 18.

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