Capital Wave Announces 2nd Annual University Trading Challenge in NYC

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Stock market simulator creator CapitalWave is set to hold its second annual university trading challenge in NYC. The long term portion of the competition will be held in October, and the live segment is set for Nov. 16, 2012 at Baruch College’s Wasserman Trading Floor.

“The University Trading Challenge was one of the best competitions I have taken part." - – Kendrick Junerto, University of Virginia

Capital Wave, a leading creator of financial training simulations, announces its second annual University Trading Challenge. The competition is open to full time finance or economics students at any university. CapitalWave Managing Director Bryant Nielson says this challenge is their way of giving university students a boost in their financial training and beyond.

“Finance and economics students have a chance to not just practice what they are learning at college but also rub elbows with some of the industry leaders,” Nielson says. “The leaders of the finance world attend this challenge to find the young talent they want to employ in the near future, so leading students in this field really can’t afford to miss this challenge.”

The University Trading Challenge is a simulated real-market competition that gives university students the chance to put what they learn in class to work in a lifelike simulation. Like last year’s challenge, this year’s program has three challenges:

1.    Long-Term Portfolio
2.    Short-Term Trading
3.    Case Study Presentation

The Long-Term Portfolio portion of the challenge takes place over 30 days starting Oct. 9 and utilizes the CapitalRNTS (Real News Trading Simulation), also designed by Capital Wave. The base portfolio students will work from consists of a mix of equity, fixed income contracts, Forex, metals, Agra’s and index contract values based on opening prices recorded by global exchanges.

The Short-Term Trading and Case Study Presentations segments make up the live portion of the program, which will take place at Baruch College on the Wasserman Trading Floor. The Short-Term Trading portion lasts one day and will use the CapitalCMS (Capital Market Simulator) designed by Capital Wave. The Case Study Presentation part of the challenge involves taking two provided case-studies for formulating a specific financial strategy and then presenting it to a panel of judges.

Each university can enter up to one graduate and one undergraduate team with four students on each team. Teams are allowed a 5-day practice round before the 30-day challenge begins. Representatives of CapitalWave say the competition will fill up fast. Students or university representatives interested in entering their students should call 212-672-1944 or go to to register. The deadline for registration is Oct. 1, 2012.

About Capital Wave:
Capital Wave is an innovative financial training company that specializes in creating technology enabled simulations for learning complex concepts in the capital markets. The CapitalWave simulation portfolio integrates into courses covering topics as diverse as: Equity Fundamentals, Fixed Income, Investment Management, Investment Banking, Forex, Commodities and Energy, Wealth Management, Risk Management and more.

CapitalWave is an innovate training company specializing in “Instructor-led-training” for the financial markets and delivering “technical solutions” for the corporate learning & development markets.

In the University Trading Challenge two simulation tools will be used:
CapitalCMS is a highly engaging Capital Market Simulator (CMS). Built on modern architecture, and the only training platform using broker ladders, CapitalCMS is able to emulate real trading under a tightly controlled environment in both open and closed training facilities.

The Real News Trading Simulation (RNTS) or CapitalRNTS, is an interactive and dynamic Investment Simulation designed to get delegates to understand the role of news in investment and portfolio decisions. Teams are organized from participants in the program/class and are allowed to strategize and invest in the limited but strategically important securities for the duration of the simulation.

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