Stuart School of Business Students Win First Place in CQA Investment Challenge

One of the two student teams from the Stuart School of Business took first place in the Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) Investment Challenge. The teams competed against 34 teams representing top universities in the United States and this marks the second consecutive year a team from Stuart has placed first in the challenge. Congratulations to the winning team, which included Ileana Cavazos, Jielin Chen, Mauro Hamz, Armin Niorumand, and Anton Vlaykov.

The national challenge is an equity portfolio management competition offering students the opportunity to learn and apply stock selection and portfolio management skills. Binoop Unmi, director of research signals at Markit, served as the team’s CQA mentor, and John Bilson, associate dean and professor of finance, served as advisor.

The team’s winning video presentation is available for viewing online.