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Students gather during the portfolio competition

GAME Forum

Global Portfolio Competition

The Global Portfolio Competition provides students with an 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. 

Submit Your Portfolio

The Global Portfolio Competition provides students with an 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. 

Submission Requirements

Students are required to actively be investing in and managing the performance of the portfolio in order to enter the Global Portfolio Competition. Portfolios must have been funded for at least one year prior to submission (January – December 2022) and at least one participant must be registered for the conference. 

Portfolio Categories and Awards

Portfolios will be processed and ranked based on risk-adjusted returns from the previous year. The Sharpe ratio will be used to measure the performance of each team and determine award winners across six categories. Winners will be announced during the Awards Reception of the GAME XII Forum on Friday, March 31, 2023.

Competition Categories include:

  • Graduate Overall

  • Undergraduate Core

  • Undergraduate Growth

  • Undergraduate Value

  • Undergraduate Fixed Income

  • Undergraduate Small Fund

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 p.m. - 5 p.m.

GAME XI Award Winners

It is with great pleasure we announce the winners of the GAME XI Global Portfolio Competition:

Graduate Overall
  • 1st Place - Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Fund
  • 2nd Place – California State University, Sacramento, Student Investment Fund
  • 3rd Place - Rice University, M.A Wright Fund
Undergraduate Core Portfolio
  • 1st Place – Bryant University, Archway Investment Fund Equity Portfolio
  • 2nd Place – Pace University, Student Managed Investment Portfolio
  • 3rd Place – Merrimack College, Merrimack Investment Fund
Undergraduate Growth Portfolio
  • 1st Place – University of Arkansas, Rebsamen Trust
  • 2nd Place – Kent State University, Golden Flash Equity
  • 3rd Place – California State University of San Marcos, The Cougar Fund
Undergraduate Value Portfolio
  • 1st Place - Michigan Technological University, Gold
  • 2nd Place – Stetson University, RGIP Value Portfolio
  • 3rd Place – Washington College, Brown Advisory Student-Managed Investment Fund
Undergraduate Fixed Income Portfolio
  • 1st Place – Stetson University, RGIP Fixed Income Portfolio
  • 2nd Place – Texas State University, Texas State McCoy SMIF Fixed Income
  • 3rd Place – Kent State University, Golden Flash Fixed Income
Undergraduate Small Fund Portfolio
  • 1st Place – University of Texas at Arlington, UTA SMIF
  • 2nd Place – University of South Dakota, USD Students Portfolio
  • 3rd Place – Kent State University, Golden Flash Select