A global challenge to define the future of long-term investment

Achieving net-zero is critical to ensuring a sustainable future for current and subsequent generations. This year’s challenge will give students from around the world an opportunity to disrupt the status quo through innovative portfolio strategies.

How can we put together innovative portfolio strategies that achieve high returns all while satisfying the needs of various stakeholders?  

The current inflation and market environment poses a significant challenge to asset allocation. This year’s challenge will give students from around the world an opportunity to disrupt the status quo through innovative portfolio strategies..

How can we put together innovative portfolio strategies that are inflation resilient and satisfy the needs of various stakeholders?

What is MIPC?

Today our societies and economies need immediate and conscious efforts to transition towards a sustainable future for our current and subsequent generations. The global asset management industry has the ability to make real change through the way it allocates capital across firms and industries. Since 2017, McGill students have brought together industry leaders and university students from around the World to find innovative portfolio solutions to complex socio-economic issues such as the rise of social inequalities and protectionist tendencies and the ESG transition.

Now in its 7th edition, the MIPC, as part of McGill’s Sustainable Growth Initiative, has evolved into a knowledge forum bridging the gap between academic knowledge and industry practices. Hundreds of investors, actuaries, academics, and university students representing diverse backgrounds come together every year to engage in the case competition, speaker series and various recruitment activities. The MIPC tackles a new grand challenge each year and the dedicated student executive team curates a rich and interactive experience for all our stakeholders.

The MIPC is an exceptional opportunity to apply academia to a multi-faceted, real-world issue. We award C$50,000 in cash prizes to our winning student teams, a figure that makes us one of the most lucrative university competitions in the World. For industry partners, it is an insightful experience that brings new solutions for timely challenges in their industry, as well as an opportunity to mentor and recruit the next generation of leaders in finance.

Past Grand Challenges

The MIPC gives students the opportunity to tackle the latest challenges faced by large asset managers. Our cases are centered on solving these complex societal issues through innovative portfolio strategies that satisfy the needs of a broad range of stakeholders.

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What Our Speakers Say


“A mistake is assuming that you understand stakeholders and their needs and their requirements. Taking the time to have dialogue, having the right people at the table, giving it the time that it requires, that goes a long way in being genuine and actually getting to the root of the issue.” 

“As I look into this room, you are the ones, to whom in the end we are going to turn to help these governments figure out how capitalism needs to work for all of society, and not just the few.” 

“A fantastic event that I hope more and more people will subscribe to around the world.”

Josée Guibord

CEO, Evolugen by Brookfield Renewable

Panel Speaker, MIPC 2019

Jean Charest

Former Premier of Quebec and Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

Keynote Speaker, MIPC 2019

Scott Lawrence

Head of Infrastructure, CPP Investments

Panel Speaker, MIPC 2019

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