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The Power of Students
In 2015, a small group of McGill students had a compelling idea — bring together the world’s brightest students to Montreal to help solve the retirement-savings shortfall. Two years later, the McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC) has grown into the largest buy-side competition in the world. Professional investors, actuaries, and academics have brought students to the table to help solve global problems where the buy-side of finance has a critical role to play. This year’s grand challenge will center on investments related to long-term environmental sustainability.
Unique in its mandate to shift the status quo of traditional academic competitions from the sell side to the buy side of finance, MIPC aims to bridge the gap between students with a demonstrated interest in investment management and the industry’s leading professionals. It is an exceptional platform to apply portfolio management-related classroom knowledge to a complex, multi-faceted, real-world case.
Presented in partnership with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and many other premier global institutional investors, the MIPC awards C$50,000 in annual cash prizes — a figure that makes it one of the most lucrative and attractive academic university competitions in the world.
“MIPC participants are motivated, inspired, hard-working students who have come together to solve a serious problem.”
Geoffrey Rubin, Chief Investment Strategist at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board