IMI Finance Competition - Opening Ceremony

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 9:48am
Eva Mitre

Students watching a Competition Director, Andrew Graham, give a demonstration of Nvest and Stockfuse, our platforms for the IMI Finance Competition.

Ready to trade? On November 17th, UCS, SMA, UEC, UFA and the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre came together to host the start of our 2nd annual IMI Finance Competition, the largest undergraduate trading competition at UTM.

Students were introduced to the rules, timeline and rewards of the competition. Finance Lab Manager and Competition Director, Andrew Graham, gave participants an in-depth demonstration of how to use the official trading platform of the competition, Stockfuse as well as the competition's stock recommendation platform, Nvest. "There is no right way to trade," remarks Andrew, "there is only YOUR WAY to trade." 

Gordie Howe, Vice President - External of the Undergraduate Commerce Society, welcoming students to the Opening Ceremonies of the IMI Finance Competition.

Ulli Krull, UTM's acting Vice-President and Principal, Hugh Gunz, Director of the Institute of Management & Innovation and Louis Florence, Director of Undergraduate Programs delivered the opening remarks and wished students good luck with the portfolios they will be developing over the next couple of months. Directors from all the student societies were also present to thank the participants for committing to participate in this experiential learning experience. Other guests included Fred Zhou (CEO of Nvest), Zeerak Izhar (winner of last year's competition) and Ed Rieckelman (former True North Investors President) amongst many other notable representatives.

Gordie Howe, Vice President External of the Undergraduate Commerce Society, punnily described the event as "off the charts."

The IMI Finance Competition commenced on November 18th, 2015 and will run until March 11th, 2016. If you would like to participate, drop by the Finance Learning Centre or send us an e-mail.