PRMIA Announces the Champions of the 2018 Risk Management Challenge!

PRMIA Risk Management Challenge (2018)

41 schools. 83 teams. 320 competitors.
1 International champion team takes home the $10,000 prize!

On April 14, 2018, ten international team finalists met in New York at Baruch College to participate in the final championship round of the PRMIA Risk Management Challenge (PRMC). The ten teams represented undergraduate and graduate students from universities/colleges across New York, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, London, Vancouver, Edmonton, Egypt, and Hungary.

Congratulations to Team Star from University of Connecticut. The champions took home the $10,000 in prize money for the team, the top 2 teams were offered fee waivers for the Professional Risk Manager (PRM™) designation and everyone that qualified for the final received PRMIA Sustaining memberships for each team member. 
All finalists made it through their local regional round challenges by analyzing a case study on GE Capital Corporation’s adaptation to the Financial Crisis, the subsequent SIFI labelling and strategic decisions on optimizing the holding company’s balance sheet. At the international challenge finalists convened at Baruch College, where each team presented their analysis and strategic solutions to Lehman Brother’s pre-crisis ramp up.

All teams, attended a lunch panel session on Risk Managing your Career, with Dan Rodriguez, Mark Abbott and Ken Radigan. They shared their evolving experience on how they grew, and what are their personal principles for success and ethics. All the panelists have been long-standing PRMIA volunteers, and have been awarded an excellence Merit for their service to the association. 
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our 2018 PRMC Judges!
Mark C. Abbott, Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Risk Management, Guardian Life Insurance Corporation
Ahmed Hammad, Senior Credit Risk Manager, National Bank of Egypt
Kruskal Hewitt, J-Power
Michael J. Ivie, PRM, PMP, MBA,
Ken Radigan, PRMIA Board Member and Treasurer
Dan Rodriguez, CRO, LightSkyMacro Fund


Xiao Wang, Xiaofan Hou, Junchao Liao, and Tuershunjiang Ahemaitijiang

Congratulations to the runners-up, Team JKS Consultants from the University of Alberta. The runners-up were awarded fee waivers for the Professional Risk Manager (PRM™) credential exams and a PRMIA Sustaining membership for each team member.


Junaid Grewal, Stanley Nnoromele, Kike Mosuro, Akash Majumdar. 


2018 International Premium Sponsor

Thank you again to all of our participants, sponsors, speakers and organizing partners!
A special thank you to Baruch College for hosting the event!