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

Quinnipiac GAME Forum

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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.


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Getting into the GAME

The 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 now take place virtually on March 25-26, 2021 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
  • Global portfolio competition and award announcement

GAME IX Event Recap


Participants in Attendance


States Represented


Colleges and Universities




Companies and Organizations


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: Douglas Cote, CFA, VOYA Investment Management, David Darst, Americana Partners, Eileen Murray, Bridgewater Associates, and Dr. David Kelly, CFA, of J.P. Morgan Funds, 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

With an impressive line-up of industry experts ready to share their knowledge in asset management, we were looking forward to hosting our annual GAME Forum in New York City on March 26-28, 2020 and saddened when COVID-19 took that opportunity away. We did, however, continue to hold the global portfolio competition, extending the submission deadline to March 30, 2020. It is with great pleasure we announce the winners of the GAME Forum 2020 global portfolio competition:

Graduate Overall

1st Place - Rice University, M.A. Wright Fund
2nd Place – Washington University in St. Louis, Stern Fund

Undergraduate Core Portfolio

1st Place – Bryant University, Bryant Archway Investment Fund Equity Portfolio
2nd Place – Merrimack College, Merrimack Investment Fund
3rd Place – Michigan Technological University, Applied Portfolio Management Program - Team Gold

Undergraduate Growth Portfolio

1st Place – University of Dayton, Flyer Investments Fund
2nd Place – Youngstown State University, Youngstown State University Student Investment Fund
3rd Place – Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw State Student Managed Investment Fund

Undergraduate Value Portfolio

1st Place - Washington College, Brown Advisory Student-Managed Investment Fund
2nd Place – American University of Beirut, SMIF
3rd Place – Shippensburg University, The Wisman Fund

Applications for the 2021 competition can be requested during the event registration process.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

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

Headshot of Osman Kilic, Executive Director and Program Chair of GAME

Osman Kilic
Executive Director & Program Chair
Chair of Finance Department
Quinnipiac University

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

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