The competition featured one team from every European country and Norway. The Maltese delegation consisted of Steve Galea Pace, Andrew Cutajar, Wendy Hughes and Edwina Cassar Pullicino, all members of the Student Association of Investors, accompanied by University professor Simon Grima, Head of the Department of Insurance.
The Student Association of Investors (SAI), of whom Mr Galea Pace and Mr Cutajar are President and Vice-President respectively, is both honoured and pleased to have been invited to such a prestigious competition. Whilst only being a year old, SAI has proven to be an up and coming student org, with interest being shown by students from an array of educational backgrounds.
The team participated in various sub-competitions that made up this event, including an outcry case, in which students traded in a trading pit with all other competitors. Malta performed best in the credit risk analysis sub-competition, placing 5th. This means the Maltese team beat off competition from high profile teams from Germany, France, Spain and the United Kingdom, among many others.
A notable highlight of the three-day event was a speech from Sergio Marchionne, the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Chairman of Ferrari S.p.A, both companies worth several billion dollars. The team placed 21st out of 29 teams overall, which is a respectable result considering it is the first time a Maltese team is participating and the Maltese Bachelor's degree students were fighting off competition from Master's degree students, and even some PhD students.
SAI hopes to further represent Malta in future competitions. For more information on SAI, please visit their Facebook page, or visit their stand at University during Fresher's Week.