Thursday, April 28, 2016

Winners - Spring 2016 ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge!

Five Collegians Take Home Top Honors in the Spring 2016 ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge!

After three months of competition, the Spring 2016 ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge came to a close on Monday, April 25th. This semester-long event added to the momentum of the inaugural Fall competition, drawing students from around the world at a broad range of universities. Five select students were able to separate themselves from the competition.

Please join us in congratulating the Top 5 winners of the Spring 2016 ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge!

Total Portfolio Return
Michelle Gu
University of Chicago
Alexander Parker
University of Texas at Austin
Ramiro Diaz
University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley
Chau Bui
Cal Fullerton
Aaron Lidawer
University of Pennsylvania

After a rocky start to the first quarter, these contestants aggressively positioned their portfolios to benefit from the sharp rebound in commodities and emerging markets. Our contestants amplified their portfolio returns by loading up on levered products – please note, next semester’s competition will place a limit on the use of levered products.

You can review the portfolio selections under the Leaderboard section of the Challenge's website at:

As the winners of this semester’s challenge, these students will be recognized at the ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge Awards Ceremony during the Fall 2016 ETP Forum conducted by The Expert Series.

Since its inception in the fall, the ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge has attracted students from six continents and over 130 schools. The global footprint of this competition underscores the wide-ranging appeal Exchange-Traded Funds have among millennials and emerging investors.  As millennials continue to increase their usage of ETFs, we encourage all college students to take advantage of this opportunity and learn about this fast-growing investment vehicle before they enter the marketplace.

The performance of our Spring 2016 contestants was thoroughly impressive, upholding the high standard set by our Fall 2015 participants. ETF Global is proud to support this initiative and play a part in the education of the next generation of investors.

Registration for the Fall 2016 competition opens on May 16th.  For more information and to sign-up for the Challenge, please visit:

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