Rotman MBAs Win International Real Estate and Value Investing Competitions.
April 12, 2019
Toronto – Student teams from the MBA programs at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have leapt into spring with victories at two international competitions.
First, a team of students from the Rotman Morning & Evening MBA programs placed first in the ninth annual Developers’ Den Competition held at the Schulich School of Business on March 29. The team of Soroush Asgarinia, Evening MBA’21, Victor Chan, Evening MBA’21, Tony Ju, Evening MBA’21, and Nikhil Paul, Morning MBA’21, took home the trophy along with $6,000. The students, who all are members of the Rotman Real Estate Association, defeated teams from the Schulich School, Ivey Business School, Rotman School and Columbia Business School. The team came up with the best proposal to maximize the value of an industrial asset with a small portion of office space.
Developers’ Den, the Schulich International Real Estate Case Competition, is presented by Schulich’s Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure and the Schulich Real Property Alumni Association.
Developers' Den Winning Team: from l to r Soroush Asgarinia, Evening MBA’21, Nikhil Paul, Morning MBA’21, Tony Ju, Evening MBA’21 and Victor Chan, Evening MBA’21.
A second Rotman School team won the International MBA Stock Picking Competition presented by The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing at the Ivey Business School.
Frederico Gomes, MBA '19, Michael Sproule JD/MBA '20, and Vinicius Vilhena, MBA '19, won the $8,000 first prize in the competition which focuses on the value investing approach to stock analysis and follows the principles of value investing as taught by Benjamin Graham.
International MBA Stock Picking Competition Winning Team; from l to r; Michael Sproule JD/MBA '20, Frederico Gomes, MBA '19, and Vinicius Vilhena, MBA '19 with Robert Robotti, Robotti & Company Advisors LLC.
The Rotman students were one of three teams selected from the first round of competitors from business schools around the world to participate in the finals held on April 9 in Toronto. Each team presented in front of a panel of value investors on the same company, which was Computer Modelling Group Ltd., a software provider in the oil and gas industry. Placing second in the competition was a team from Ivey Business School and a team from Carnegie Mellon University placed third.
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