University Trading Challenge 2017 - 2018

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The 2017-18 University Trading Challenge will start on September the 5th, 2017

The University Trading Challenge is an event focused on finance and education, it is a real money international online trading championship, and has reached its 7th edition.

The students will be allowed to trade and invest real money on financial markets, giving them a first hand experience of the finance and banking world.

This year, the championship will take place in two phases, one first qualifying phase with virtual money, and a final stage with real money, to which the first top 25 ranking teams will qualify. Teams made up of 2 to 5 students can enroll. There is no limit to the number of teams that can be enrolled for each faculty and also the students who have participated in the previous editions are eligible as well.
In the qualifying phase, which will last for 3 months, each team will have access to Directa's platforms, complete with all the features and a virtual availability of € 5,000.
In the final phase, Directa will assign to the 25 teams that will pass to the final stage, a € 5,000 loan with which they can operate in the markets for the following five months.

The winner of the University Trading Challenge will be declared the team that, at the end of the final phase of the championship, on June 1st, 2018, will have achieved the best performance. The gains will remain to the competing teams, the losses will be borne by Directa.

To the reference professor of the winning team Directa will award a contribution of € 20,000 usable for educational and/or research purposes.

On a weekly basis, competing teams' performance ranking will be compiled and published.

The press release will include articles from some media outlets specialized in the subject.
For more details, please refer to the regulation section.

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