PRMIA Announces the Champions of the 2019 Risk Management Challenge

34 schools. 76 teams. 290 competitors.
1 International champion team takes home the $10,000 prize!

On March 29, 2019, ten international team finalists met in Montréal QC at PSP Investments 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 Chicago, Edmonton, Egypt, Hungary, London, Montreal, New York, Toronto, and Vancouver. 

Congratulations to Desautels Capital Management Team from McGill University – Ludovic Van den Bergen, Emilie Granger, Ian Jiang, and Roy Chen Zhang. The champions took home the $10,000 in prize money for the team and were offered fee waivers for the Professional Risk Manager (PRM™) Designation. Congratulations also to the runners-up, Team Riskcoders from the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University - Tunc Utku, Lingyun (Iris) Fan, Jingxaun (Jessie) Wu, and Priyaadarshini Elango. The runners-up were also awarded fee waivers for the PRM™ Designation. Each team that qualified for the final received PRMIA Sustaining memberships for each team member. 
All finalists advanced through their local regional round challenges by solving the MATLAB Modelling Challenge and solving risk management issues from a case study of United Grain Growers, a Toronto-listed grain trading company. At the international challenge finalists convened at PSP Investments, where each team presented their recommendations about the evolving risk profile coming out of the digitalization of ING Bank, using a Harvard Business Review case study. 

All teams attended a lunch panel discussion about their career in risk management and practical aspects of their jobs with Stuart Kozola, Francois Pouliot, Jean-Charles Bouvrette, Badye Essid, Oscar McCarthy and Ken Radigan. They shared their evolving experience on how they grew, and what are their personal principles for success and ethics. 

Thank you to our esteemed 2019 PRMC Judges!
Stuart Kozola, Head of Product Management and Strategy, Mathworks 
Ken Radigan, CEO, PRMIA
Oscar McCarthy, Partner, AvantageReply
Mihaela Capra, AVP Global Model Risk Management
Jean-Charles Bouvrette, Senior Director, Integrated Risk Management
Badye Essid, Senior Manager, Deloitte
François Pouliot, VP Transversal Risk, PSP Investments
Ahmed Hammad, Senior Credit Risk Officer, National Bank of Egypt

Congratulations to Desautels Capital Management Team from McGill University


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



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