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GAME Forum

Global Portfolio Competition and Poster Session

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

We hope to see you again at Quinnipiac University’s GAME Forum XIII on March 21–22, 2024 in New York City.

Get Ready for GAME XIII

The next GAME Forum will be held on March 21-22, 2024 in New York City. Event registration will open in January 2024, though interested parties are now welcome to reserve a hotel room as part of the event block.  

Location

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Avenue 53rd Street
New York, New York, 10019

Reserve Your Room

Enter the Global Portfolio Competition

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 three participants 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

Learn more about our past award winners

*Sector funds are not allowed

**Any fund that contains less than $100,000 in total value at the end of 2023

Take Part in the Poster Session Competition

The GAME XIII Poster Session will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Judges will visit from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Submission Requirements

The Poster Session Competition allows competing schools to showcase their portfolios and compare performance during the past year. Each participating team should complete a tri-fold board that displays information about their unique approach and outcomes. 

 

Poster Evaluation and Awards

Poster Session awards will be given to three teams that demonstrate excellence for outstanding visual presentation, communication of fund history, performance and investment strategy. 

Evaluation Rubric

  • Clarity of Content (40%) - Posters clearly illustrate the fund’s performance, history, investment policy and strategies.

  • Organizational Design (20%) -Posters present information in a logical and easy-to-interpret format that complements the content.

  • Visual Appeal & Creativity (20%) - Creative and appealing use of colors, shapes, symbols and other graphical elements that capture viewers’ attention and interest.

  • Questions by Judges (20%) - Clear answers to judges’ questions about the fund’s performance, history, investment policy and strategies.

Prizes and Awards

  • 1st Place - $1,000

  • 2nd Place - $750

  • 3rd Place - $500 

Teams are responsible for bringing their tri-folds to the session and removing them afterward. A limited number of 48"x36" posters and materials will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. These materials can be picked up during early check-in on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. 

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

Compare Your Performance

Students partaking in the Global Portfolio Competition and Poster Session 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.