Past Challenges

2022 - Net Zero Transition

Achieving net-zero is critical to ensuring a sustainable future for current and subsequent generations. The 6th edition of the MIPC gave 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?

1st Place

OTPP Top Proposal

APM Capital

Thomas Edmunds, Andre Thomas, Hortin Zeng, Dominic Marino

CAVA Capital

Angus Cheung, Christy Yuen, Vincent Cheng, Alex Tam

2nd Place


CIBC Asset Management Runner-Up

Terra Capital

Echo Yang, Jay Lin, Joseph Marando, Serah Jacob


Paragon Capital

Victor Lam, Alexander McGillivray, Lily Chen, Harrison Bradley


James Shi, Tony Liaw, Sophie Huang

Specialty Prizes

2021 – Ultra Low Yields

For long-term asset managers, the combination of ultra-low interest rates and high valuations in equity and real estate markets around the world is creating a strenuous challenge. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, how can they design sustainable investment strategies that deliver adequate returns without taking on excessive amounts of risk?

1st Place


OTPP Top Proposal

Investopedia Intern

Robin Lunding Sandqvist; Anna Husted Abrahamsen; Thomas Fierro; Igor Laasko

2nd Place

CIBC Asset Management Runner-Ups

BlueStone Capital

     Wanyu Tang, Elizabeth Williamson,       Mathuraesh Nirmalarajan, Travis Wu

EVA Capital

Grace Wong, Lillian Yana, Alon Moss, Sarah Lovelady

Higher Yield Consulting

Jonathan Bolduc, Thomas Lachance, Julien Laberge, Hugo Joemets-Painchaud

JAMF Capital

Alicia Sun, Felix Jones, Michael Searle, Joshua Campbell

Specialty Prizes

2020 – Protectionism and Social Inequality

A fictional British sovereign wealth fund is set up amid Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund has a unique triple mandate to support British economic independence and alleviate social inequalities while simultaneously achieving required returns. Winning solutions form the basis for how investment managers around the world can build socially equitable, yet profitable portfolios amid the kind of rising geopolitical and socio-economic tensions we see today.

1st Place

OTPP Top Proposal

Isos Capital

Ryan Heng, Joey Ong, JieHui Tan, ChinAnn Lee


Ctrl Alt Elite

Laura Alb

2nd Place

CIBC Asset Management Runner-Ups

Iced Capital

Noah Yabrov, Fahad Salman, Isaac Wong, Parbir Deol

MMCJ Investments

Chayse Hnatowich, Michel Goudreault, Michael Berger, Justin Wannop

Red Rose Advisors

Eeshwar Dutt, Aaron Borchert, Liem-Lucas Nguyen, Danielle Leong

Specialty Prizes

2019 – Designing a Sustainable Investment Strategy

A fictional public pension fund in Newfoundland and Labrador is under pressure to divest from its oil & gas holdings, while simultaneously satisfying the provincial government who relies on the local O&G industry, taxpayers who contribute funds to the plan, indigenous groups who define how their lands are used, a local O&G union who employs workers in this sector, and pensioners of this plan.

1st Place

Mind The GAAP

Jaime Casigay, Oliver Chainé, Samuel Vallée, Philippe Vézina-Tardif

2nd Place


Axe Capital

Ryan Matthew Heng, Looi Cheong Loong, Arnold Sim, Bernice Wan

3rd Place

APM Capital

Edward Bi, Ronson Chau, Jerry Li

2018 – Severe Underfunding of U.S. State Pension Plans

A large public pension plan in the U.S. is in danger of collapse. The fund’s Chief Investment Officer must find a long-term portfolio solution that meets the needs of state unions who represent public interests, municipalities who contribute capital to the fund, the state government’s political agendas, federal regulations, and active and retired members of the plan. The case highlights how the going concern regulation creates an intricate relationship between the asset allocation of the fund, its funding ratio, and the required contribution from the municipalities.


1st Place

SH Consulting

Daria Emami, Wyatt Phillips, Rafael Silva, Alim Suleman            

2nd Place

Theta Consulting

Gabriel Boivin, Simon-Pierre Boucher, Lea Capobianco, Pierre-Yves Gendron

3rd Place

Team Star

Tuershunjiang Ahemaitijian, Xiaofan Hou,Junchao Liao, Xiao Wang

2017 – Rescuing a Canadian Private DB Plan

A lumber company in British Columbia runs a heavily underfunded pension plan. The managers of the plan’s fund face pressure from shareholders who want to limit cash outflows from the company into the plan, the government that imposes strict solvency regulations, and beneficiaries of the plan who rely on their pension for their retirement. The case highlights how the asymmetric treatment of the fund’s shortfall and surplus can lead to conflicting interests among stakeholders.

1st Place

Quantimental Solutions

Kiril Gatev, Othmane Zenati, Vincent Stabili, Jonathan Rioux          

2nd Place

Team Alpha

Anshu Ghodawat, Shruti Khetan, Hani Elgamal, Juan Palacios Godoy        

3rd Place


Jordan Logan, Jarrett Leach, Stephanie Fitzner, Amaan Popatiya