Intercollegiate Case CompetitionsGlobal Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) Competition

The Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) Forum is a two and a half day conference sponsored by Quinnipiac University. It is intended to bring an international group of current and future leaders from the financial industry together to explore important developments, challenges and opportunities facing investment professionals within our global financial markets. 

Industry support for this innovative investment conference is very strong. The Hartford, LPL Financial and NASDAQ OMX Group, as Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. Forum Strategic Partners, are joined by 63 additional firms in providing more than 88 keynote speakers, panelists, workshop presenters and student managed portfolio competition judges. The global dimension of the Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. Forum is also reflected in the more than 24 countries represented by our international group of participating students and their faculty mentors.

A student-managed portfolio competition is available for student teams that have managed an actual portfolio during a full calendar year. Winning teams are recognized at the Awards & Networking Dinner on the last night. Teams also showcase their work in a table-top display at the Networking Reception on the last night.

How it works

The objective of the fund is to provide FIU students with a tool to enhance their learning of equity investment management strategies and techniques, subject to fiduciary responsibilities of third party financial managers. The portfolio currently consists of publically traded common stock investments, money market funds, along with protective put options, and option collars as risk management tools.

Funds are usually allocated into 5 different sectors: technology, healthcare, energy, consumer staples and financials. Each sector is led by a sector manager, who are usually students who have taken the class before and/or have demonstrated to have the needed experience to serve this position. 

To participate in the student-managed portfolio competition at the G.A.M.E. Forum the following criteria apply:

  • Sector managers are selected to represent FIU at the G.A.M.E. Forum and may be eligible to participate in the Portfolio Competition.
  • For the Portfolio Competition, a formal application is submitted to Forum Committee containing information about the SMIF. The application contains an overview of the fund, a detailed explanation of the fund’s investment strategy, and the holdings and performance of the securities in the portfolio.
  • Selected teams are required to prepare a 15 minute presentation of their portfolio as if they were presenting it to prospective clients. For the presentation, team representatives describe the history of the portfolio, investment philosophy, investment process, composition of the portfolio, and performance of the portfolio. Following the presentation the discussion is open for 10 minutes of Q&A.

Who can compete?

  • In order to attend and be eligible to participate in the competition, students are required to be involved with the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) at FIU. SMIF classes are held in the fall and spring terms of each academic year.
  • To become eligible to participate in the Quinnipiac G.A.M.E Forum students are required to be enrolled in the SMIF Class by the last date of the registration appointments for the Fall or Spring Terms.

Key takeaways

On the last evening of the event the teams that participated in the competition are allowed to display their portfolio in a networking reception that takes place before the closing dinner in which the winners are announced.

Contact information

To learn more about the G.A.M.E Forum or the SMIF@FIU please contact:

Flavio Carrillo

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