McGill launches first-ever competition on pension asset allocation


Competition organizers present the winning team from HEC Montreal with the giant cheque during the MIPC Closing Ceremony. / Photo: Edmond Chung

McGill hosted the world’s first business-school competition focused on the asset allocation of pension funds on November 3–4.

The inaugural McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC) welcomed 25 finalist student teams from leading institutions around the world, with some traveling from as far away as Australia, Hong Kong and Switzerland to pitch their proposals to a panel of judges from several of Canada’s largest asset managers.

The C$25,000 first-place prize – one of the largest awarded in any business-school competition – went to the HEC Montreal team “Quantamental Solutions.” An additional C$25,000 of cash prizes were shared among the four runner-up teams from the Illinois Institute of Technology, St. Mary’s University, University of Sydney, and McGill.

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