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Oklahoma State University Finance Students Earn Second at the University of Tulsa Investment Portfolio Challenge

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Spears Business students placed second in the University of Tulsa Investment Portfolio Challenge which took place Nov. 17. The team, Sabuj and the boys, which consisted of Sabuj Saha, a graduate student studying quantitative finance and Reed Aldridge, Michael Kemmerly, Nathan Ratcliff, Parker Smith and Karsten Boudreau undergraduate seniors studying finance were one of eight university teams to participate, including another team from OSU. This was the second year OSU students entered the competition earning one place above what they placed last year. A $3,000 cash prize was awarded to first place with a $1,500 cash prize awarded to second place. 

The finance team, "Sabuj and the boys," with their advisor Eric Sisneros.

 

"The students on both teams worked extremely hard over the course of several weeks to prepare for the competition,” said Eric Sisneros, assistant professor of professional practice. “I am very proud of our students and their accomplishments, not only in the competition, but all semester long."    

 

Scoring was based on a two-part process. Participants created an optimal weighting of Global Industry Classification Standard sectors for a $5 million hypothetical investment portfolio and presented a 30-minute pre-recorded presentation to be reviewed by a panel of industry experts. After which, teams participated in a 15-minute question and answers segment with judges, faculty advisors and the general audience where their responses were also scored.

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