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Cass students in Rotman’s international trading competition

MSc team visited Canada for prestigious inter-university event

Five Cass MSc students recently took part in the annual Rotman International Trading Competition. 

The five, who are all enrolled on the MSc in Mathematical Trading and Finance, made up the only UK entrant in the global trading challenge.

The other teams originated from the US, Canada, Asia and the rest of Europe.

Out of the 48 university teams competing, the Cass team finished 27th in the three day competition. It was hosted by the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) in the heart of Canada's financial district, downtown Toronto. 

The team consisted of: Andrea Tagliabue, Peter Hallberg, Philip Hendy, Morten Fylkesnes and Nikolaos Papanikolaou. 

Philip Hendy said: "We were delighted to travel to Canada for this prestigious trading event, to represent Cass Business School and to have competed at such a high level, putting theory into practice."

Before the trip, Professor Giovanni Urga, academic supervisor for the team said: "The Cass team are all talented mathematicians and will learn and develop from their experience at Rotman's."

Associate Dean for the MSc programmes at Cass, Professor Andrew Clare says: "It's great to see a group of students taking the knowledge they have learned at the School and applying it on a global stage."

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