CME Group Trading Challenge

CME Group Trading Challenge

CME Group's Trading Challenge is a complimentary four-week electronic trading competition where teams of undergraduate and graduate students can trade a variety of CME Group products from multiple asset classes in a simulated trading environment on a real-time professional trading platform provided by CQG.

Top ranking students will be eligible for cash prizes and exclusive CME Group experiences.

This competition is an annual event and the number of schools that participate has grown each year - with 207 schools from 31 countries and over 385 teams competing in 2014. The Trading Challenge is a unique chance for students to learn hands on techniques for trading futures. Teams must consist of 3-5 members and can register with a student leader or faculty advisor.

READ THE 2014 RULES AND REGULATIONS

VISIT CQG’s TRADING CHALLENGE WEBPAGE

2014 GLOBAL PARTICIPATION

2014 FINAL RESULTS

Congratulations to the following winning teams of the 2014 Challenge.

1. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Team Ocean Futures
2. Boston University - Team Lighthouse
3. Georgia State University - Team Panthers FX Traders
4. Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation - Team Forex Traders

If you would like to be included in our email distributions regarding the CME Group Trading Challenge, please email trading.challenge@cmegroup.com.

RESULTS

Championship Round – FINAL RESULTS – March 13, 2014 

Preliminary Round – Final Results – February 21, 2014

2014 CME Group Trading Challenge Winners

    1. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Team Ocean Futures
    Team Members: Rodri Brugue, Ramon Pina, Helena Lagarda

    2. Boston University - Team Lighthouse
    Team Members: Anastasios Mallis, Duyong Lee, Sarah Hochstatter, Lingchen Guo

    3. Georgia State University - Team Panthers FX Traders
    Team Members: Sang-Yoon Kim, Kevin Tanujaya, Pablo Stuardo

    4. Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation - Team Forex Traders
    Team Members: Li Kien Wong, Muhammad Talha, Jo Anne Wong, Shuya An, Yee Chee Liang

Day of Market Education

CME Group's Day of Market Education is a one-day conference that provides students with an exclusive look into CME Group and the financial industry. During the conference, business experts will deliver presentations relevant to the global marketplace, and attendees will have the opportunity to view live open outcry trading and learn about CME Group's electronic trading platform, CME Globex. After the days' educational offerings, students will be joined by the industry's top firms for a networking reception and dinner.

This complimentary conference is by invitation-only for the top ranking student teams participating in CME Group's Trading Challenge.

2014 CME Group Trading Challenge Photo Gallery

2013 CME Group Trading Challenge Photo Gallery

2013 CME Group Trading Challenge Final Results

CME Group’s 2013 Trading Challenge included three contracts from two asset classes; Crude Oil, Gold and Corn Futures. Participation included nearly 1,500 students from more than 320 schools around the world.

Congratulations to the following winning teams of the 2013 Challenge.

University - Team Name Final Simulated Account Balance
1. Rice University – "Rice JJRS" $372,325.00
2. Polytechnic Institute of NYU – "The Masterminds" $319,625.00
3. Escuela de Ingenieria de Antioquia – "MONTEROJO" $317,640.00
4. Georgia Institute of Technology – "M.I.R." $316,920.00

2013 CME Group Trading Challenge Final Standings

2013 CME Group Trading Challenge Global Participation

2013 CME Group Trading Challenge Participating Schools

Read CME Group's OpenMarkets Interview

We would like to thank all of our 2012 CME Group Trading Challenge participants and for making this year’s competition a success! We look forward to the competition in 2013!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Open Outcry Trading Challenge in Houston:
1st - Brooke A. Weldon, Suffolk University
2nd - Drew Puchot, University of Houston- Downtown
3rd - Blythe Perez, University of Houston
4th - Zhen Li, Suffolk University
5th - Sameed Gagai, University of Houston

Runners Up:
Benjamin L. Barr, University of Houston
Max Dobrushkin, University of Texas-Dallas
Lateef B. Frierson, University of Houston
pre Peter Watson, University of Houston
Allyson Quintana, University of Houston


Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Open Outcry Trading Challenge in Chicago:
1st – Tarek Alruri, Indiana University
2nd - Chang Xu, Ohio State University
3rd - Ross Ward, University of Houston
4th - Michael P. Brown, Menlo College
5th - Chelsea Shupe, Stevens Institute of Technology

Runners Up:
Joseph Busch, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Michael Groff, University of Dayton
Christopher Hakim, University of Windsor
Derek Mulvey, Stevens Institute of Technology
Marc LeBoeuf, Menlo College

Thank you to all of our participants this year!


Final Electronic Trading Challenge Results (XLS)

Congratulations to our top 4 teams from the 2012 Electronic Trading Challenge representing the following schools:
1. University of Chicago
2. Chicago State University
3. Princeton University
4. Menlo College

We would like to thank all of our teams for participating in this year's challenge!

Preliminary Round Final Results (XLS)

View photos from the Chicago Open Outcry Trading Challenge – March 23, 2012

CME Group and CQG are managing various aspects of the competition. Please see below for the appropriate contacts to reach out to with questions.

For specific questions related to the electronic trading platform and challenge specifications, please contact:

CQG Support
+1 212 809 8893 (available 24 hours)
CommodityTradingChallenge@cqg.com

For general challenge inquires and questions related to registration, please contact:

CME Group Trading Challenge Team
trading.challenge@cmegroup.com

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