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MFRM students finish first at TD case competition

On November 16th, 74 teams representing 16 universities competed in the TD Securities Risk Management Case Competition. The competition tested students’ abilities to critically analyze and evaluate risk management scenarios.

The event was broken down into two rounds. This first round consisted of a written report requiring students to analyze a current issue in risk management. Six finalist teams were then selected, and invited to the TD Towers in downtown Toronto to compete in the second round. This round comprised of a presentation judged by a panel of executive members from TD Securities Capital Markets Risk Management & Market Risk Control.

And First Place Goes To….

Equipped with strong quantitative knowledge and an excellent understanding of financial markets, four of our current MFRM students took home the first place prize!

Winning team pictured in photo above, from left to right: Jerry Fan, and MFRM students Kaspar Yang, Phoebe Cheung, Bryan Ding, Sean Wang

What Do They Win?

The winners will get to experience “A Day in the Life of Capital Markets Risk Management & Market Risk Control Professional”, where they will spend one day job shadowing with analysts from a variety of TD Capital Markets Risk Management & Market Risk Control groups.

In addition to this unique learning experience, each member will have an opportunity to interview for the Capital Markets Risk Management & Market Risk Control Summer Associate program for 2017.

Apply Your Knowledge

Rotman’s Master of Financial Risk Management program gives students the opportunity to understand the real applications of what they are learning in the classroom. For example, in the Probabilistic Modeling for Risk-Informed Decisions course, students tackle weekly cases by extensively using the Rotman Interactive Trader software to model the various problems they are presented with.

Through our GRI Speaker Series, students can also connect with professionals in the field, and learn more about the applications of risk management in the industry.

This applied nature of the program had a direct relevance to the TD Securities Risk Management case study. The case heavily emphasized regulations in financial markets, a topic that is brought up in many of the courses taught to MFRM students.

As Phoebe Cheung, MFRM student and member of the winning team commented, students should “prepare for the intensity of the program but know that the end outcome will be totally worth it!”


The Master of Financial Risk Management is a full time program designed to prepare ambitious young professionals for careers in risk management and finance.

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