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Rotman Full Time MBA Team Wins PRMIA Risk Management Challenge in Toronto to Advance to International Final. Rotman MFRM Team Places Second.

February 28, 2018

Toronto – A team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has won the regional final in Toronto to advance to the international final of the PRMIA Risk Management Challenge. A team of students from the Rotman Master of Financial Risk Management (MFRM) program placed second while another MFRM team placed fourth in the challenge.

Team RSM Powerscore, comprised by Purple Yang Yang, MBA’19; Stephanie Alavedra Falvy, MBA’19; Michael Nguyen, MBA’19; and Roland Llewellyn-Thomas, MBA’19, won the competition held on February 23 and will represent the Rotman School at the international final to be held in New York City in April 2018.  Team Sigma with members Melody Zhang, MFRM’18, Karina Zhao, MFRM’18, Sylvia Xiong, MFRM’18, and Sophia Yao, MFRM’18, placed second. And Team Black with members Bianca Bian, MFRM’18, Christina Wang, MFRM’18, Adam Albogatchiev, MFRM’18 and Khoa Thach, MFRM’18, finished fourth.

The Professional Risk Managers' International Association Risk Management Challenge (PRMIA) is an annual international competition for students from multiple disciplines to use their critical and creative thinking skills to solve realistic business problems with a risk management focus.  The PRMIA Toronto Regionals were sponsored by TD, RBC, Sun Life, Scotiabank, and Rotman School’s Master of Financial Risk Management program.

In the international final, Team RSM Powerscore will compete against the winners of regional finals from Chicago, Edmonton, Hungary, Ireland, Egypt, London, Montreal, Netherlands, New York, Paris, Poland, Russia, and Vancouver.

The Rotman Risk Management Association (RRMA) financially sponsored Team RSM Powerscore for the preliminary round of the competition and provided technical advice. The team advanced to the PRMIA competition by winning the 1st place in the TD Securities Credit Risk Challenge 2017 at the Rotman School in November 2017, which was organized by RRMA.

The Rotman Risk Management Association (RRMA) is a student-led organization that aims to increase awareness of Risk Management careers within the Rotman community and promotes Rotman as a premier center for education and recruitment for the Risk Management industry. For more information, visit

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