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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.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment is locat­ed in the heart of Canada’s com­mer­cial and cul­tur­al cap­i­tal and is part of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, one of the world’s top 20 research uni­ver­si­ties. The Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables our grad­u­ates to tack­le today’s glob­al busi­ness and soci­etal chal­lenges. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
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