A row of students smile and applaud during a work session at GAME IX Forum 2019

Quinnipiac GAME Forum

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Introduction

The largest student-run financial conference in the world, Quinnipiac’s Global Asset Management Education Forum offers participants the rarest of opportunities: the chance to discuss and debate financial best practices with world-renowned industry leaders.

Overview

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Getting into the GAME

The three-day forum, held annually in the spring, gathers some of the most successful financial experts together to share their knowledge, expertise and outlook for the future with graduate and undergraduate students and faculty from around the globe.

GAME X will take place March 26-28, 2020 in New York City and will feature the following:

  • Keynote speaker panels that discuss global economy, global markets, global portfolio management and risk, and global investment strategy
  • Breakout panels and workshops that explore topics such as portfolio management, equity analysis, asset allocation, financial technology (FinTech), alternative investments, compliance and risk
  • Career networking event with industry-leading professionals in the greater New York area, designed with a special Q&A to prepare students for life in the workforce
  • Global portfolio competition and award reception
  • Faculty academic program development and workshops, and faculty networking dinner

GAME IX Event Recap

50


Countries Represented

1,500+


Participants in Attendance

46


States Represented

158


Colleges and Universities

148


Speakers

115


Companies and Organizations

2020 Academic Registration

March 26-28, 2020

Students and their faculty mentors may attend the forum March 26-28, 2020. Early registration fees are $325 for students and $400 for faculty until February 11, 2020. After that date, registration fees increase to $375 for students and $450 for faculty. A late registration fee of $50 will be added to registrations received after February 25, 2020. Registration closes on March 5, 2020 and onsite registration is not available.

Academic Registration Fees

Early Registration (ends Feb. 11, 2020)
Students:
$325; Faculty: $400

Regular Registration (Feb. 12-Feb. 25, 2020)
Students: $375; Faculty: $450

Late Registration (Feb. 26 - March 5, 2020)
Students: $425; Faculty: $500

Registration closes March 5, 2020. Pre-registration is required and onsite registration is not available.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made prior to February 15, 2020 are subject to a $35 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted after February 15, 2020; however, substitutions are allowed.

If you have questions, please email qgame@qu.edu or call 203-582-3888.

2020 Professional Registration

March 26, 2020

Professionals may attend the forum on March 26, 2020. Early professional registration fees are $500 until February 11, 2020. After that date, professional registration fees increase to $550. A late registration fee of $50 will be added to registrations received after February 25, 2020.

Professional Registration Fees

Early Registration (ends Feb. 11, 2020): $500

Regular Registration (Feb. 12-Feb. 25, 2020): $550

Late Registration (Feb. 26 - March 5, 2020): $600

Pre-registration is required and onsite registration is not available.

If you have questions, please email game@qu.edu or call 203-582-5400.

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Student Thomas Crociata introduces the keynote speakers at the GAME Forum in New York City.

Taking the stage

Thomas Crociata ’16, MBA ’17, introduces the keynote speakers at the G.A.M.E. Forum in Manhattan. “This is my second year attending G.A.M.E. and I am once again amazed that this impressive list of industry leaders from around the globe have come together to share best practices and answer our questions," he said.

The Student Experience

From the classroom to the Big Apple

It’s rare for a conference of this size and visibility to be hosted by students.

In the months leading up to the conference, each student organizer has a lot riding on his or her shoulders, from managing a team to communicating with speakers and attendees. Their work puts them in direct contact with presenters, often a “Who’s Who” of financial industry leaders: Abby Joseph Cohen, CFA, of Goldman Sachs, Robert Kaplan of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dr. David Kelly, CFA, of J.P. Morgan Funds, and Tom Keene, CFA, of Bloomberg News, among other notables. 

Students gain new perspectives not only from speakers, but also from students across the country and from overseas who look at world events through the lens of their own experience. They also have the opportunity to participate in the Global Portfolio Competition.

“Nowhere else can someone close the stock market, meet with chief investment officers of top investment firms, compete in a student-managed portfolio competition against international teams, and meet students and professionals from across the U.S. and 54 countries, all while staying in the financial capital of the world, New York City, for three days.”
Chris Gosselin '17, MBA '18
GAME VIII Forum Oversight Chairman

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Global Portfolio Competition

Schools interested in participating in the Global Portfolio Competition must meet the following criteria:

  • Portfolios need to be investing real money, funded for at least one-year prior (January – December 2019) and managed by students.
  • At least one individual from the school must be registered for the conference in order to participate.

Portfolios are judged based solely on risk adjusted returns for the previous year within their style classification.  Awards will be presented to the winner of each category at the award networking reception held on Friday, March 27, 2020.

Student teams that register for the portfolio competition can request to present their portfolio to a panel of investment professionals. A limited number of teams will be selected to present in a closed-door session. If selected, the presentation will be 15 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from the panel. Though the presentation does not affect the outcome of the competition, it is a way to provide additional professional feedback to the participating teams. In addition, teams can choose to create a poster board to highlight their fund. Poster boards will be displayed during the award networking reception on Friday evening.

Please indicate interest in participating in the competition during the registration process. 

2019 Strategic Partners

The Charles Schwab Corporation is a leading provider of financial services. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisers. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co. (member SIPC), and affiliates offer a complete range of investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity compensation plan services; referrals to independent fee-based investment advisers; and custodial, operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisers through Schwab Advisor Services. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides banking and lending services and products. For more information, visit schwab.com.

Since 1976 Eagle has been committed to employing investment managers with extensive experience in the investment-management industry. In fact, our managing directors have an average 25 years of investment experience and average firm tenure of more than a decade. Over the years, we've sought portfolio managers who we believe possess the rare talent and insight required to construct portfolios that limit downside risk and add alpha over time. Eagle is as committed to providing our clients superior performance today as the day we were founded more than 40 years ago. It's that unwavering dedication that helps ensure we'll be around for at least another 4 decades. Additional information is available at eagleasset.com.

Interactive Brokers Group affiliates provide automated trade execution and custody of securities, commodities and foreign exchange around the clock on more than 120 markets in numerous countries and currencies from a single IB Universal Account to customers worldwide. The firm services individual investors, hedge funds, proprietary trading groups, financial advisers and introducing brokers. Its four decades of focus on technology and automation have enabled it to equip customers with a uniquely sophisticated platform to manage their investment portfolios at extremely low cost relative to the financial services industry. Interactive Brokers strives to provide customers with advantageous execution prices and trading, risk and portfolio management tools, research facilities and investment products, all at unusually low prices, positioning them to achieve superior returns by providing low costs compared to its competitors. For more information, visit interactivebrokers.com.

The International Securities Exchange (ISE), now part of Nasdaq, is the owner and operator of three electronic options exchanges: ISE, ISE Gemini and ISE Mercury. Through its comprehensive exchange offering, ISE Options delivers a superior trading experience to its member firms through its patented market structure, industry-leading technology, unique functionality for trading complex orders, and award-winning customer service. In addition to its options business, ISE also operates ISE ETF Ventures, which provides its partners with a broad range of capabilities in index development, index licensing, financing and marketing of exchange-traded products. Total assets under management for ETPs tied to ISE ETF Ventures is approximately $3 billion. ISE also owns Longitude and licenses its proprietary technology for event-driven applications in a diverse range of industries. ISE is part of Nasdaq, Inc. For more information, visit ise.com.

Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. Morningstar provides data on more than 544,400 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 17 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its registered investment advisor subsidiaries and has more than $200 billion in assets under advisement or management as of Dec. 31, 2015. The company has operations in 27 countries.  Additional information is available at morningstar.com.

The Options Industry Council (OIC) is an industry resource funded by OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization. OIC’s mission is to provide free and unbiased education to investors and financial advisors on the benefits and risks of using exchange-listed options to gain market exposure, generate income and as risk-management solutions. Managed by OCC, OIC delivers its education through the Options Education Program, a structured platform offering self-directed online courses, webinars, videos, podcasts, live events and live assistance from OIC’s options professionals. OIC’s resources can be accessed online at optionseducation.org.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD), through its brokerage subsidiaries, combines innovative trading technology, easy-to-use and understand trading tools, investment services, investor education and outstanding client service. TD Ameritrade provides millions of retail investors, traders and independent RIAs the tools, service and support they need to help build confidence in today's rapidly changing market environment. For more information, visit tdameritrade.com

2019 Partners

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Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Academic Inquiries:
Phone: 203-582-3888
Email: qgame@qu.edu

Professional Inquiries:
Phone: 203-582-5400
Email: game@qu.edu

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