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Baruch MFE Baruch MFE wins RITC 2016


Baruch MFE Director
The Baruch MFE team won the 2016 Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) that took place at University of Toronto, January 19-20, 2016.

The Baruch MFE team won an unprecedented three of the six events (commodities trading, credit risk, sales & trading), was second in equity valuation, and third in algo trading;

Congratulations to our winners, Sandeep Bangar, Allen Long Chen, Rui Ge, Anik Roy, Mingda Ke, Raymond Wong!

The overall score for first place established a new all-time record (previously held by MIT since 2011) and the difference between first place and second place was more than the difference between second place and seventh place.

A record number of 52 teams representing academic institutions from four continents competed this year, including the Top 5 MFE/Math Finance programs from the 2015 QuantNet Ranking.

This results fits into the consistently stellar performance of our students over the years: 4th in 2014, 3rd in 2013, 1st and 4th in 2012, 3rd in 2011 (did not participate in 2015).


Baruch MFE Director
Also, a Baruch MFE student recently 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. It was a clear win of trading skill - out of over 700 participants, the next highest score was 55,000, and only 7 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.