February 6, 2012
The HEC Montréal Bachelor’s of Business Administration (BBA) student delegation took first place overall in the 2012 Financial Open Cup held at the John Molson School of Business from February 3 to 5. All in all, nearly 280 students from 10 member institutions of the Students' Association of Management Faculties of Eastern Canada (SAMFEC) took part in the interuniversity competition, organized for students specializing in finance and accounting.
The 2012 edition, on the theme of Seize the Moment, included five accounting and finance case competitions (Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, Market Finance, Corporate Finance and Taxation), in addition to a stock market simulation and a finance quiz.
Our sincere congratulations to the HEC Montréal delegation, headed by the Competition Committee, for this excellent victory: Véronique Alary, Marc-Antoine Baril, Mathieu Charest, Rimzinkedo-Dalia Congo-Kabore, Philippe Fournier-Bélanger, Éric Gauthier, Philippe Hébert, Élizabeth Jourdan, Alexandra Julien, Antoine Kilo, François Leclerc, Jean-Philippe Mallette, Louis Mathieu-Marcoux, Olivia Nebie, Vincent Otis-Duhamel, Charles Perron-Piché, Bernard Piché, Catherine Rail, Valerie Reinhardt, Alexandra Smith, Samuel Tardif and Joyce Van Rast Melo. They were supported by four volunteers from the School – Jeanne Bélanger, Patrick Chammas, Ségolène Chateau and Catherine Descarie – and co-ordinator Joachim Coste. The delegation wishes to thank Yves Bozec, Pierre Chaigneau, René Gendreau, Simon Lapointe, Jacques Lemay and Sophie Marmousez for the hours they spent training the teams.
About the Financial Open Cup
The Financial Open Cup was first launched in spring 2005, following a meeting where representatives from the finance or accounting specialization of each SAMFEC member university discussed the possibility of setting up a competition in their field. Guillaume Marion, at the time a Finance student at HEC Montréal and head of the HEC Student Investment Fund, decided to take on the challenge and see it through. Over the next several weeks he recruited a founding committee, whose members threw themselves into designing and creating the competition, which was held for the first time in February 2006.
The goal of the Financial Open Cup is to give more Finance and Accounting students a chance to improve their professional knowledge and skills, with a greater number of cases designed specifically for them, and to promote networking with other students in their field at the other participating universities.