University of Bridgeport’s MBA students have placed eighth place out of 168 teams competing in a nationwide futures trading competition sponsored by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

The competition required students to execute futures trades over a four-week time period, and winners posted the greatest gains. (In futures trading investors make investments based on what they believe a share’s specific price will be at a specific time in the future.)

UB’s team, which was mentored by economics and finance professor Dr. Anton Miglo, outpaced teams from Columbia University, UCLA, University of California, Berkeley, Dartmouth, Rutgers University, NYU, London Business School, Fordham, among others.

Team members included Charanjit Sandhu, Ruibing Duan, Huike Li, Tian Pang, Minalbahen Patel, Geetanjali Sharma, and Si Ting.

“The was the first time University of Bridgeport students competed in this highly competitive and respected event, and we’re extremely proud of their achievements,” said Ward Thrasher, Assistant Dean of the School of Business and Director of the MBA Program.
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