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Students gather during the portfolio competition

GAME Forum

Global Portfolio Competition

The Global Portfolio Competition provided students with an opportunity to present real, managed investment portfolios and compare their performance with other individuals, teams and universities. Students competed across a range of categories and winners were announced live during the second day of GAME Forum. 

GAME XII Award Winners

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the GAME XII Global Portfolio Competition. Portfolios were processed and ranked based on risk-adjusted returns from the previous year and the Sharpe ratio was used to measure the performance of each team and determine award winners across six categories:


Graduate Overall
  • 1st Place - Washington University in St. Louis, Stern Fund

  • 2nd Place – Niagara University, Monteagle Fund

  • 3rd Place - Kent State University, GFX


Undergraduate Core Portfolio
  • 1st Place – University of Arkansas, Rebsamen Trust

  • 2nd Place – Ouachita Baptist University, Eddy and Phyllis Ary Student Investment Fund

  • 3rd Place – California State University, Fresno, Fresno State Fund


Undergraduate Growth Portfolio
  • 1st Place – University of Arkansas, UA Foundation

  • 2nd Place – James Madison University, Madison Investment Fund

  • 3rd Place – Stetson University, Roland George - Growth


Undergraduate Value Portfolio
  • 1st Place - California State University, Fresno, Craig Fund

  • 2nd Place – University of Saskatchewan, Student Managed Portfolio Trust

  • 3rd Place – University of Nebraska, BRIC Cornhusker Fund


Undergraduate Fixed Income Portfolio
  • 1st Place – University of West Florida, Argo Bond Fund

  • 2nd Place – Merrimack College, Merrimack Fixed Income Fund

  • 3rd Place – Kent State University, Golden Flash Asset Management Fixed Income


Undergraduate Small Fund Portfolio
  • 1st Place – University of Arkansas, David Carter Adams Energy Fund

  • 2nd Place – Truman State University, Bulldog Student Investment Fund

  • 3rd Place – Prairie View A&M University, Panther Investment Fund

Submission Requirements

To enter the Global Portfolio Competition, students must actively invest in and manage the performance of the portfolio. Portfolios be funded for at least one year prior to submission and at least one participant must register to attend the conference. 


Portfolio Categories and Awards

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Delphian Trading, the top three teams in each category teams were awarded cash prizes in addition to trophies.

Competition Categories:

  • Graduate Overall

  • Undergraduate Core

  • Undergraduate Growth

  • Undergraduate Value

  • Undergraduate Fixed Income

  • Undergraduate Small Fund

Prizes by Category:

  • 1st Place - $1,000

  • 2nd Place - $750

  • 3rd Place - $500

Compare Your Performance

Students partaking in the Global Portfolio Competition are invited to compare the performance of their portfolios to other competing schools and teams. Select teams and participants will also be invited to gain professional feedback on their strategy from experienced investors and attendees.

A limited number of participants will be selected to present their portfolios to a panel of investment professionals. These sessions are not open to the other attendees. An email will be sent closer to the conference date if your school is selected to present with further instructions.

Presentations will last for approximately 15 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from the panel. Students should approach the panel as if they are making a presentation to their board of directors and/or a prospective client. The presentation provides additional feedback to the participating teams but is not used in the judging process to determine the portfolio competition winners.

We have partnered with Delphian Trading to build a platform where teams can compare their monthly returns among other competing schools. The platform not be used in the judging process to determine the competition winners.

To access the platform and begin comparing your portfolios, send an introductory email to Delphian. Delphian will promptly respond with a short application that should only take a few minutes to complete. Once the application is returned to Delphian, you will receive an activation link to the competition platform.

Only email Delphian if you are interested in gaining access to the online platform. For all other questions about GAME Forum, please email us at qgame@qu.edu.

The GAME XII poster session allows competing schools to showcase their portfolios and compare performance during the past year. Each participating team or school should complete a tri-fold board to display information about your approach and outcomes. Teams are responsible for bringing their tri-folds to the session and removing them afterward. 48" x 36" posters will be available at the conference for those who need them as well.

GAME XII poster session will be held on Friday, March 31st, 2023, from 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.