New Jacket Featured at IMI Finance Competition’s Closing Ceremony

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 2:33pm


You might notice Askri Abbas walking down UTM hallways with a special FLC jacket, custom made to fit only the most financially astute. That’s because Askri is the winner of the 2nd annual IMI Finance Competition, the largest trading competition at UTM.

Competition Co-ordinator Aryan Tabibi presenting the winner with the first ever IMIFC jacket.

Akri was awarded his jacket at the Competition’s Closing Ceremony, which was held on March 16th and which saw over 100 individuals attend, including industry representatives, competitors, judges and faculty.

Capping off 5 months of volatile financial markets, the Closing Ceremony was a celebration of all the efforts of 145 Competition participants to learn about investing and trading. The event included speeches from FLC Lab Manager Andrew Graham, UTM Principal Deep Saini, IMI Director Hugh Gunz, and event sponsor and nVest CEO Fredrick Zhou as well as the presentations of the top five competitors’ strategies. After a brief networking session, the top three winners of the competition were announced, along with the winners in the other six prize categories.

The winners of the 2nd Annual IMI Finance Competition are:

1st Place: Askri Abbas

2nd Place: Mohammad Asad

3rd Place: Leon Zhao

The Wolf on Bay Street: Yikai Huang

The Big Short: Konrad Fitzpatrick

Social Media Award: Ryan Lam

The Most Honest Trader: Rafay Aman

The Bull Award: Javid Karimli

Most Trades Overall: Ryan Lam

Congrats to all our winners – and to all the participants!

The IMI Finance Competition is a collaboration between the Finance Learning Centre and the Undergraduate Commerce Society, the Student Management Association and the Undergraduate Economics Council with support from the UTM Library and the Institute of Management & Innovation.  Special thanks are owed to our student group partners and, of course, our sponsors:


UTM Library

Ian Orchard Funding

Capital IQ



The Li Koon Finance Learning Centre is already looking forward to next year’s competition. We’re hoping to see Askri passing the torch (or in this case, the jacket!) to next year’s winner!