Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management
I am thrilled to introduce you to the inaugural edition of the McGill International Portfolio Challenge, an outstanding new initiative undertaken by our students at the Desautels Faculty of Management. I urge you to take part in this first-of-its-kind event that shifts the focus of academic competitions onto the much underrepresented buy-side. The McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC) will be the first international student-led case competition targeting portfolio design and asset management.
The organizing Committee at MIPC has identified an invaluable opportunity for all parties involved to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and industry practices. Today's asset management industry is faced with a unique set of challenges that demands new innovative approaches. I believe that our students, as well as those from participating universities across North America, have the ability to help shape the future of this industry.
As a leading international business school, the Desautels Faculty of Management is honoured to host this unique competition in the fall 2017. I look forward to welcoming North America's most accomplished and dedicated finance students to Montreal for the McGill International Portfolio Challenge and I equally anticipate seeing unprecedented connections forged between the students and industry leaders.