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Winning Papers of the Sixth Annual Academic Affiliate Student Competition

July 13th, 2017

The following three papers were submitted by the winning teams of the Sixth Annual Academic Affiliate Membership Student Competition in response to the academic competition problem.

Cross-Asset Impact of Rising Interest Rates
Team Exotic Vanilla from Baruch College Masters in Financial Engineering Program
Zhihao Chen, Hongshan Chu, Mingyang (Corbin) Guan, Jiaxi Wang, Xinlu Xiao, and ShengQuan Zhou, under the direction of Professor Andrew Lesniewski.

Ride on the Interest Rate Hike: Asset Allocation in a Recovering Economy
Team Alpha Ever After from the UC Berkeley, Haas School, Master of Financial Engineering Program
Arsh Sood, Linshan Li, Zongyi Gong, Guoyue Ma, Jun Wen, and Siyuan Yao, under the direction of Lecturer Kevin Coldiron.

Global Investment Strategy Leveraging US Interest Hike Cycle
ACE Team from Rutgers University Mathematical Finance Program
Zongsheng Sun, Lin Du, Haidong Gui, Lingfeng Li, Bowen Long, and Xinrong Song
, under the direction of Professor Triet Pham, Program Director Paul Feehan and Director of Career Management Services Sunita Jagtiani-Sanghvi.