Young talented students from prestigious universities met at the ESCP London Campus on 28th & 29th February to participate in the School's 2020 Energy Trading Challenge.
Jointly organised by our MSc in Energy Management (MEM) Class of 2020 students, in collaboration with Smart Global, ESCP Business School, and its Energy Management Centre (EMC), this year’s challenge sponsored by Glencore provided an excellent platform for students to learn key insights on trading oil and gas products.
The EMC is pleased to announce the following key facts of this successful event:
- 230 attendees representing 30 universities met at the event to share their knowledge, exchange ideas and compete against one another.
- A truly international competition, this event gave students from the most prestigious universities and business schools of Europe, the Americas and the UK the opportunity to participate in a stimulating and thought-provoking two-day event.
- On 28th February, participants benefited from excellent networking opportunities at the drinks reception hosted at ESCP London Campus.
- A roundtable on the topic of “What does the future hold for oil & gas markets?" was held in tandem with the event.
- Students participated from ESCP, London Institute of Banking & Finance, London Business School, Cranfield University,
University College London, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of Sussex, University of Strathclyde, Toulouse School of Economics, CASS Business School, Imperial College London, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Uni versity of Dundee, Université Paris II Panthéon Assas, Université Paris-Dauphine, University of The West of Scotland, King’s College London, and many others.
This year’s speakers included:
Mamdouh G. Salameh, International Oil Economist
Taraneh Azad, Chief Operating Officer and Partner, SYSTEMIQ
Thierry Girard, Oil Trader, Equinor (Ex Statoil)
Martin Read, Managing Director, Smart Global
Mustapher Botchway, LNG Trader, Glencore
Parham Amerian, Gasoline Trader, Glencore
The teams benefited from two days of professionally-crafted trading scenarios representing two full months in the Energy industry. This year, the final results were based on combined relative performance across numerous trading sessions.
Dr Georgia Makridou and Luke Horswell announced the top three teams at the end of the second day.
- 1st place: HIC BULLS – Tim Felix Schmedding, Norbert Sos and Markus Steinkamp
University of St. Gallen
- 2nd place: Photon Resources – William Wang, Doris Wu, Hanyu Liu and Matthew Zheng
London Business School
- 3rd place: Energy Managers – Ruby Sedas Robert, Martin Kubik, Mante Bartuseviciute, Jorge Rodolfo Garcia Lopez and Alejandro Escamilla Godinez
TU Berlin Campus EUREF
Other top ten teams include students from ESCP, Coventry University, University of Strathclyde and the University of Geneva.
The full results of the challenge are available here.
ESCP and its EMC would like to congratulate the winning teams on their outstanding performance. The 2021 edition of the ETC will be open for registrations later this year!