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Students from the Rotman School’s MFRM Program Win International Final of the PRMIA Risk Management Challenge.

April 20, 2021

Toronto – Student teams from the Master of Financial Risk Management (MFRM) program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management took the top two spots in the international final of the PRMIA Risk Management Challenge. Earlier in the month the teams also finished first and second in the Toronto regional final to advance to the international final held online yesterday.

The Big Four with team members Jason Ho, Mingze Li, Irene Liang, and Laura Liu, won the competition and the $10,000 US prize. Risk Among Us, with team members Chris Miao, Cindy Ning, Julio Chen Tsai, and Dave Zhang, placed second.

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 Rotman MFRM teams competed against teams drawn from risk management and business programs in 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


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