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GAME Forum

Student Experience

It’s rare for a conference of this size and visibility to be hosted by students. Student organizers gain new perspectives not only from speakers and panelists but also from fellow students across the country and from overseas who look at world events through the lens of their own experiences. 

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The GAME App has everything you need to navigate our keynote speakers, panelists, workshops and more during the event. Download the app and take GAME with you on the go. Users can customize the schedule to highlight sessions of interest, connect with speakers and attendees on social media and find local eateries during and following the day's events.

To download the app, click the link below and scroll to the QU Events button. Once downloaded, open the app and select the Game Forum XII guide. Tap to open the guide before customizing exploring.

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Participating Schools, Firms and Organizations

The Global Asset Management Education Forum (GAME) invites attendees from a wide array of colleges and universities to discuss and debate financial best practices alongside world-renowned industry leaders. 

  • Abilene Christian University

  • Adelphi University

  • Alfred University

  • American University

  • American University of Beirut

  • Appalachian State University

  • Auburn University at Montgomery

  • Barry University

  • Black Hills State University

  • Brock University

  • Bryant University

  • California State University, Chico

  • California State University, Fresno

  • California State University, Long Beach

  • California State University, Sacramento

  • California State University, San Marcos

  • Campbell University

  • Centenary College of Louisiana

  • Central Connecticut State University

  • Central Michigan University

  • Coastal Carolina University

  • Concordia University

  • Duquesne University

  • Francis Marion University

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • Frostburg State University

  • HEC Montreal

  • Iona University

  • James Madison University

  • John Carroll University

  • Kennesaw State University

  • Kent State University

  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

  • Marshall University

  • Meredith College

  • Merrimack College

  • Michigan Technological University

  • Mississippi College

  • Mississippi State University

  • Moravian University

  • Niagara University

  • Northeastern University

  • Old Dominion University

  • Ouachita Baptist University

  • Pace University

  • Prairie View A&M University

  • Providence College

  • Purdue University

  • Quinnipiac University

  • Radford University

  • Roger Williams University

  • Rowan University

  • Sacramento State University

  • Saint Mary's University

  • Saint Mary's University Texas

  • Salisbury University

  • Sam Houston State University

  • Shippensburg University

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

  • St. John's University

  • St. Cloud State University

  • Stetson University

  • Temple University

  • Tennessee Wesleyan University

  • Texas State University

  • The University of Akron

  • The University of the South

  • Towson University

  • Truman State University

  • United States Military Academy

  • University at Buffalo

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • University of Alaska Anchorage

  • University of Arkansas

  • University of Dayton

  • University of Hartford

  • University of Iowa

  • University of Maine

  • University of Miami

  • University of Minnesota Duluth

  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas

  • University of New Hampshire

  • University of New Haven

  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke

  • University of North Dakota

  • University of Oklahoma

  • University of Rhode Island

  • University of Saskatchewan

  • University of South Dakota

  • University of South Florida

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

  • University of Texas at Arlington

  • University of the Pacific

  • University of West Florida

  • University of Washington

  • University of Washington at Bothell

  • Valdosta State University

  • Washington College

  • Washington State University

  • Washington University St. Louis

  • Washington State University Vancouver

  • Western Connecticut State University

  • Western Kentucky University

  • Whitworth University

  • Yale University

  • Youngstown State University

  • Aberdeen Standard Investments 

  • Aetna 

  • Allspring Global Investments 

  • Amundi Asset Management 

  • Angel Investor Network of CT 

  • Angelo Gardon

  • Bank of America

  • Barclays 

  • Bianco Research 

  • BlackRock 

  • Bloomberg Intelligence 

  • Bloomberg Television and Radio 

  • Business Insider 

  • CAIA Association 

  • Cambridge Associates 

  • CBOE

  • Charles Schwab 

  • Chiltern Street Capital 

  • Citi 

  • CMT Association 

  • Coinbase 

  • Connecticut Capital Management Group 

  • Crawford Ventures, Inc. 

  • Credit Agricole CIB 

  • Debut Capital  

  • Deloitte 

  • Delphian Trading 

  • EDX Markets 

  • EY 

  • Fidelity Investments

  • Fiducient Advisors 

  • GARP 

  • Glenmede Investment Management 

  • Goldman Sachs 

  • JPMorgan 

  • KKR 

  • M&T Bank 

  • Marcum 

  • Massachusetts Pension

  • MEMX

  • Merit Hill Capital 

  • Merrill 

  • Millennium 

  • Morgan Stanley 

  • National Basketball Association 

  • National Finanicial Network 

  • NatWest Markets Securities Inc. 

  • Northwestern Mutual

  • NYSE 

  • OIC, The Options Industry Council 

  • Oyster Technologies 

  • Partners Group 

  • Physis Investment

  • Potomac Fund Management 

  • ProsperOn 

  • Raymond James 

  • RBC Wealth Management 

  • Rockefeller Global Family Office 

  • Rotman Trading System 

  • S&P Global 

  • Skybridge 

  • Sportradar 

  • T. Rowe Price 

  • The Conference Board 

  • The Financial Times 

  • The Information 

  • The Princeton Review 

  • The Wall Street Journal

  • TIAA 

  • Tradier, Inc. 

  • UBS 

  • VAYU Financials 

  • Wells Fargo

  • WISD Wealth Management 

  • Wooster Square Advisors 

A Letter from our Oversight Chair

It’s an honor and a privilege to welcome you to GAME Forum XII.

Serving in the role of oversight chair, I’ve spent the past eight months leading a team of 45 students all driven by the same purpose: to continue to make GAME the premier destination for future leaders of the financial services industry.

But truth be told, today was four years in the making for me. I attended the 2019 GAME Forum as a high school senior and admitted student — right then I knew that a Quinnipiac School of Business education would enable me to pursue my passion. I came away so impressed by what a professional environment the QU students had cultivated. Now that we’re back in New York City and finally able to hold an in-person conference again, I’m excited for you to experience it. The atmosphere is truly electric.

With all the planning and coordinating behind us, now the fun part begins. We’ve invited students from universities around the world to participate in panels and workshops hosted by industry icons. I urge you to get involved, to start building the professional network that will shape the next chapter of your career. And as you absorb all the sharp insights that will steer the direction of the global investment environment for the foreseeable future, don’t forget to enjoy the present. You’ve earned it. We all have.


Dylan T. Jones ’22, MBA ’23

Thank You to our Student Volunteers

  • Dylan Jones, Oversight Chair

  • Aidan Greene, Oversight Co-Chair

  • Grace Port Vliet, Public Relations Chair

  • Morgan Murray, Public Relations Co-Chair

  • Savitri George, Outreach Chair

  • Dominick Passanante, Outreach Co-Chair

  • Rachel Sin, Registration Chair

  • Alyese Ferreira, Registration Co-Chair

  • Hannah Stevens, Competition Chair

  • Brandon Lutz, Competition Chair

  • Jacob Nunez, Competition Co-Chair

  • Kevin Keane, VIP Chair

  • Max Quinn, VIP Co-Chair

  • Natalie Carlson, Logistics Chair

  • Rebecca Seganti, Logistics Co-Chair

  • Robert Nicolich, Breakout Chair

  • Taylor Proulx, Breakout Interim Co-Chair

Public Relations

  • Taylor Green

  • Sarah Cheslock


  • Julia Stracquadanio

  • Anish Datye

  • Carl P. Buck

  • Karina Popoli-Sarat


  • Megan Crum

  • Michael Schaefer

  • Steven Keane

  • Joseph Bucello

  • Nicholas Monfredo

  • Dante Duteau


  • Robert Marigotta


  • Cameron Davignon

  • Ryan Keaveney

  • Craig Mollica

  • Sam Kornfeld

  • Quinn Guth


  • Giancarlo Ferrara

  • Tyler Kobus

  • Liam O’Dwyer

  • Sarah Dusse

  • George Horiatis

  • Jake Camara


  • PJ Heilbronn

  • Charlie Lehourites

  • Peter Zegarek

  • Ross Kulaga

On Top of Her GAME

Megan Martucci '18, MBA '19, served as this year's chairwoman for the Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. IX Forum in New York City.

Accelerated MBA student all business at world's largest financial conference.

Megan Martucci '18, MBA '19, served as chairwoman for the Quinnipiac GAME IX Forum in New York City.

Megan Martucci ’18, MBA ’19, paced the carpet, pursed her lips and exhaled. After nearly a year of planning, it was a waiting game now.

As the student chairwoman of the Quinnipiac GAME IX Forum (Global Asset Management Education), the world’s largest student-run, three-day financial conference, Martucci’s job was to direct almost 40 volunteers from the School of Business. She was sharply dressed in a dark suit with heels, a white blouse and the requisite black headset, a passed torch of sorts for this crucial role.

It was 7:12 a.m. on March 28 in the big city. The West Promenade on the third floor of the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel still had a clear path to the ballroom, a massive space large enough for the 1,600 students and faculty mentors here from 154 colleges and universities representing 50 countries and 46 states.

But not for long.

President Judy Olian’s opening remarks were fast approaching at 8 a.m. Meanwhile, a sea of students still hadn’t come down from their rooms to the registration tables.

“There’s going to be a big rush at the end, you watch,” Martucci warned the student volunteers sitting behind the “A-D” sign at one of the registration tables. A few feet away, another student worker squatted like a baseball catcher, running a handheld steamer across a fabric screen set up as a backdrop for GAME selfies and videos.

Martucci, a finance major from Patterson, New York, earned her bachelor’s degree and MBA at Quinnipiac in four years as an accelerated dual-degree (3+1) student. She is smart, accomplished and relentlessly driven.

So, as one might imagine, Martucci’s prediction was spot on. By 7:45 a.m., the registration tables were hidden by throngs of students, but there emerged a palpable poise behind the tables. “Next please” instantly became the most professional and efficient greeting of the morning.

Among the colleges and universities that attended this year’s GAME Forum were Villanova, Purdue, Rice, Northeastern, the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis.

Even on just six hours of sleep—with duties that began promptly at 5:30 a.m.—Martucci was buttoned up as student chairwoman. This was her third GAME Forum, her first time as chair. The forums provide the opportunity to leverage everything she had learned in Hamden and New York, from introducing the keynote speakers and connecting with business schools all around the world to closely working with the assembled VIPs.

Overall, 106 financial firms and organizations were represented at GAME IX including 148 speakers, panelists, workshop presenters and student-managed portfolio judges, according to finance professor David Sauer, who chaired the program.

“This is such an amazing experience for Quinnipiac students,” Martucci said. “It isn’t until you get here that you realize how busy it is and how much there is to do. Now that I’m in charge of all the [student] volunteers, I have to plan everyone’s schedule and make sure all the shifts are filled so that everything runs smoothly.”

With the registration lines finally evaporated now, Martucci made her way to the ballroom. She sat by herself near the stage, waiting for the program to begin. It was time for Olian to address the crowd.

“To all the students who are attending, seize the opportunity to have conversations with fellow students about global currency or trade wars,” urged Olian, former dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. “And later, pick up those conversations with faculty and market experts one-on-one on those topics.”

Olian spoke thoughtfully and fluently about global markets for several minutes. As she left the stage to applause, Olian headed straight for Martucci and sat next to her. After a smile and some kind words from the president, it was Martucci’s turn to address this impeccably dressed casting call for 21st-century business jobs.

Martucci proceeded to introduce the opening keynote panel of global finance experts—Ralph Acampora of Altaira Capital Partners, Abby Joseph Cohen of Goldman Sachs, Douglas Coté of Voya Investment Management and David Kelly of J.P. Morgan Funds.

“After I came off the stage, President Olian said I did a good job, so that meant a lot to me,” said Martucci, who had practiced the intro enough to eliminate butterflies. She commuted to Stamford, Connecticut, last summer and again this school year to transform an internship with global conglomerate Henkel into a job as a financial analyst after graduation.

“It’s awesome seeing women in leadership positions at GAME,” Martucci added. “Diversity is so important to solving problems and being successful in business or anything else. I think that’s what makes this conference so great, hearing all these views and opinions from people all over the country and all over the world.”

Heading out after the panel discussion, Cohen, a senior investment strategist and former president of the Global Markets Institute, said she is encouraged by the career outlook for women in finance. But women are still the minority in these roles.

“There are notable opportunities for women in finance, particularly those who are well prepared, either with economics or finance training,” Cohen said. “Women have shown they can do an extremely good job in positions involving research analysis and portfolio management. Very often, portfolio managers who fail do so not because they’ve missed the upside, but because they have failed to properly recognize the downside. Women seem to do a much better job of risk-benefit analysis in that regard.”

Adam O’Rourke ’18, MBA ’19, an accelerated dual-degree (3+1) graduate, was among the student volunteers Martucci directed. On the second day of the conference, O’Rourke served as student ambassador to David Kudla, CEO of Mainstay Capital Management and the GAME program co-chair.

O’Rourke also attended GAME Forum as a freshman. He said his finance education at Quinnipiac prepared him well to get more out of the experience this time around.

“It’s amazing how much more I understand now,” said O’Rourke. “It’s amazing to have this kind of access to industry leaders and professionals, not just for networking purposes, but also to learn from them.”

Martucci, O’Rourke and dozens of other Quinnipiac business students also scored an exclusive look inside Nasdaq headquarters in Times Square. The annual tradition has become one of the highlights of the GAME Forum.

On the second day of the conference, Rich Hanley, associate professor of journalism, served as moderator of a panel discussion titled, “The Future of Financial Reporting.” The topic driving the conversation was a recently released Quinnipiac University Poll that found 60 percent of adults believe “the way economic news is reported does not accurately reflect the reality of the economy for average Americans.”

As GAME came to a close, Martucci exhaled once more, only this time without the mantle and responsibility of the student chair. But one question still remained: Who would be next year’s student chair?

Martucci explained that as part of her duties, she gets to name her successor. After considering the list of candidates, Martucci selected Greg Kaulins ’19, MBA ’20, this year’s VIP chairman and another finance major in Quinnipiac’s accelerated dual-degree program.

“I chose Greg because he is very smart and driven. Similar to me, he has worked his way up in his three years at GAME. His freshman year he was a volunteer, last year he was co-chair of VIP and this year he was chair of VIP,” Martucci said. “In the end, I believed Greg would be a great fit for GAME X. He is committed to any task at hand, and I’m confident he will do a great job leading the team next year.”

The black headset comes later for Kaulins. The planning starts now.

In Their Words

Chris Gosselin presents during the GAME Forum

Chris Gosselin ’17, MBA ’18

GAME VIII Forum Oversight Chairman

“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.”

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