SBE master student Rinaldo Zopfi wins Traders Trophy Netherlands 2012

Rinaldo Zopfi, master student at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, has won the title of Best Dutch Student Trader at the fifth edition of the Traders Trophy Netherlands.

The Dutch final took place on Thursday 13 December at NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam.

Zopfi will represent the Netherlands in the Global Final of the Traders Trophy Worldwide in 2013.

More than 500 students took part in this year’s qualifications rounds, competing  for the 31 spots in the national final.

Zopfi delivered the highest performance in the categories profitability, risk managementmarket making and market awareness.

He won a prize with a value of EUR 1000, two around-the-world tickets and a chance to win the Global Final of the Traders Trophy Worldwide in 2013.

Traders Trophy Worldwide

The Traders Trophy Worldwide is a competition which provides students with real-time experience as a trader in a simulated dealing room environment. The simulation developed by Oxyor is based on real life data and creates an environment that is almost identical to that of a trading room.

In the Traders Trophy Worldwide, students from universities around the world compete to become the best student trader of their country or possibly the world. The event is an initiative of Financial Games, which organizes financial competitions worldwide.

This competition enables students to show their talent and compete in a dynamic and playful competition and win prizes. At the same time (investment) banks, brokers or other financial institutions get the opportunity to attract and access talented students from top universities. The feedback from each simulation session will provide results and statistics offering insight into the talent of the group and individually.

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