Porto Business School team participated in the final round of McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC), which, every year, brings together the best students from around the world with the mission of presenting solutions for the greatest societal challenges.
McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC) is a global competition that gathers hundreds of students from around the world with the mission of overcoming complex societal challenges within a long-term investment strategy.
The Executive MBA team (Carlos Pereira, Carla Azevedo, André Ferreira and Isabel Sousa Pereira) was one of the 25 semi-finalists of this edition of the McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC). The International MBA team, represented by Guilherme Moura Paredes, Catarina Branco, Thiago de Melo Furbino and Volker Voit, also participated at the fifth edition of MIPC, with $50,000 in cash prizes.
According to the competition organization, this fifth edition, focused on “Ultra Low Yields”, was the most international and competitive: 114 teams, from 26 countries and 6 continents.
On November 4 the semi-finalists, including The Executive MBA team with the competition name “Kick Asset Team”, participated in the semi-final round to present their solutions and answer the questions from the panel of experts.
On November 5 the judges selected the winners and honorable mentions. The Executive MBA team was awarded with the Exceptional Storytelling Prize worth $2500 for the exceptional presentation of its proposal.
MIPC is an unparalleled opportunity for the teams not only for prizes money, but also for the possibility of participating in a mentoring programme, and networking sessions with the sponsors.
In 2015 a group of students at McGill University, in Canada, has an inspiring idea – gathering the brightest students, from all around the world, in Montreal with one goal: presenting solutions for the retirement savings deficit. And two years later, McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC) has become the biggest competition in the world.
Professional investors and scholars brought together students from all around the world to present solutions for global issues, in which finance plays a vital role.