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Rotman School PhD and MBA Students Find Success in Competitions.

February 10, 2020

Toronto – A student from the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was a finalist in the prestigious Sohn London Investment Idea Contest and a Rotman PhD student was a runner-up in the Bank of Canada’s Graduate Student Paper Award.

Jacob Liu, MBA’20 reached the finals of the Sohn London Investment Idea Contest and travelled to London to share his idea at the Sohn London Investment Conference on November 14. The contest seeks to identify the most timely and actionable investment idea today. Judges of the contest included William Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management. Liu’s presentation deck can be viewed here.

Eyub Yegen, a PhD student in the finance area at the Rotman School of Management, was the runner up in the Bank of Canada’s Graduate Student Paper Award, receiving a $1,000 bursary. The annual award recognizes high-quality research by promising graduate students in economics and finance. Yegan was one of six finalists who presented their research to Bank researchers and policy-makers last September.

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Ken McGuffin
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Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
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