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Two Teams from the Rotman School’s MFRM Program Advance to International Final of the PRMIA Risk Management Challenge.

April 6, 2021

Toronto – Two teams of students in the Master of Financial Risk Management (MFRM) program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have advanced from Toronto regional final of the PRMIA Risk Management Challenge to reach the international final of the challenge. 

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 Big Four with team members Jason Ho, Laura Liu, Mingze Li, and Irene Liang, won the competition while Risk Among Us with team members Cindy Ning, Julio Chen Tsai, Chris Miao, and Dave Zhang, placed second.

Four other teams from the Rotman MFRM program also participated in the regional final, which was held on March 24.

In the international final to be held virtually on April 19, the Rotman MFRM teams will compete against teams from India, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Romania, Canada, Italy, Egypt, and Russia.

An intensive program for recent graduates with solid quantitative skills from undergraduate university programs, the Rotman MFRM is designed to prepare students for careers in risk management. The unique curriculum combines coursework, an applied project with a company in the field, workshops on leadership and communications skills as well as a speaker series featuring practitioners. 

The Rotman School of Management is part of the University of Toronto, a global centre of research and teaching excellence at the heart of Canada’s commercial capital. Rotman is a catalyst for transformative learning, insights and public engagement, bringing together diverse views and initiatives around a defining purpose: to create value for business and society. For more information, visit


For more information: 

Ken McGuffin  Manager, Media Relations
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
Voice 416.946.3818