Participant Feedback and Reviews
“The competition was demanding and competitive, but above all it created a great learning experience, in which we are proud to have represented USC.” – Dikshant Tahilramani ’14 USC
“We find that in the investment management industry, market place experience is often a barrier to entry. The CQA Investment Challenge provides exposure to buyside practitioners and a simulation that replicates real world challenges facing money managers, both of which have uniquely positioned our students in their career search.” – Ben Thomason, Sector Director for Finance at The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
“The CQA Investment Challenge is a great way to bring together practitioners (existing CQA members), professors and students in the investment field. While academic studies of financial literature are crucial, students interested in investment management do not typically have the opportunity to get real-world experience managing portfolios. The CQA Investment Challenge gives these students a hands-on opportunity to manage an equity-market neutral strategy real-time as they work on finding investment anomalies, building investment models, constructing portfolios, risk management and client reporting.”
“It’s a lot of fun watching students figure out how to build stock valuation models and construct portfolios using state of the art valuation tools and risk management techniques made available to the schools participating.” – Geoffrey Gerber, Ph.D., President, TWIN Capital Management Inc.