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. 

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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