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MIPC 2021: Most Innovative Team Prize

At the 5th McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC), for the first time the University of Innsbruck was represented among the total of 114 teams. At the beginning of November, the four students from the Master in Banking and Finance won the CAD 2,500 prize for the most innovative solution. They were supervised by Felix Kunz from the Department of Banking and Finance.

The team formed by Christoph Schenkenfelder, Philipp Haas, Andreas Suire and David Stelzhammer beat off tough international competition at the McGill International Portfolio Challenge. Their approach of taking a loan in the current interest rate environment as the basis for the intergenerational risk sharing of a pension fund was awarded the prize as particularly creative. 

The MIPC is one of the world's largest buy-side competition for finance students. Past contests have focused on issues such as the impact of climate change, social equity, underfunding and the low interest rate environment as problems for pension funds. In this year's event, participating teams were asked to develop a hybrid Collective Defined Contribution model for a fictitious pension fund from the Netherlands. The team from the University of Innsbruck proposed to build up a risk buffer by means of a credit and to use it for an intergenerational risk sharing.

In the overall ranking of all 114 teams, the expert jury, consisting of fund managers and practitioners of the asset management industry, selected the team of the University of Innsbruck among the best 25 teams internationally and thus even as the best team from the D-A-CH region.

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