Beedie team qualifies for global finals of PRMIA Risk Management Challenge

Apr 06, 2017


The team of Beedie MSc in Finance students (l-r) Shujin (Stanley) Zhang, Yi (Helen) Li, Tianyu (Tracy) Li, and Chenyi (Aleck) An

A team of students from the MSc in Finance program at the Beedie School of Business is on its way to the global finals of the PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers’ International Association) Risk Management Challenge, after coming out on top in the regional round.

Shujin (Stanley) Zhang, Yi (Helen) Li, Tianyu (Tracy) Li, and Chenyi (Aleck) An will now travel to compete in the International Challenge in London, England, where they will go head-to-head with nine other teams from the U.S., Canada, and Europe for a chance to win the $10,000 USD grand prize.

“Qualifying for the global round justified our efforts and motivated our team significantly,” says Yi (Helen) Li. “In preparation for the global round, we really appreciated the huge support we received from the Beedie School of Business. Special thanks to Beedie Professor Derek Yee who has dedicated so much time and has provided valuable mentoring. We would also like to thank Beedie Professors Avi Bick, Andrey Pavlov and Mahad Farrukh from the last cohort. They have all been a tremendous help throughout our preparation.”

The PRMIA Risk Management Challenge is an annual risk-management focused case competition that provides undergraduate and graduate students from the US, Canada, and Europe with an opportunity to use critical thinking skills to solve realistic business problems.

Three of six teams from Vancouver’s top schools advanced to the regional round from preliminaries where they were required to present a PowerPoint presentation to a panel of judges.

Beedie finance professor Derek Yee will be mentoring the team for the global finals.

To learn more about the PRMIA Risk Management Challenge, visit http://www.prmia.org/prmia-risk-management-challenge