RBC WINDSOR BORDER CITY FINANCIAL CASE COMPETITION 2019 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The RBC Group of Companies and business students at the University Of Windsor partnered to host the second annual Border City Financial Case Competition at the University Of Windsor.
Teams represented were from Canada and the United States. The schools included: University Of Waterloo, George Brown College, Georgetown University, Western University, Sheridan College, University of Toronto Scarborough and St George Campus, University Of Guelph, York University and The University Of Windsor. The competition has grown from 7 teams in 2018 to 16 teams in 2019.
Teams were each sent the case on Saturday, March 2nd and were given until Thursday, March 7th at 11:59 pm to submit their work. On Saturday, teams presented their case to an esteemed panel of judges. Judges included representatives from RBC Royal Bank, RBC Dominion Securities, RBC Capital Markets, RBC Wealth Management, EPICentre, and the case writers. The case communicated a fictitious company facing succession planning issues.
The following day teams were required to devise and present a spontaneous disruptor case. The teams were each given two hours to work on this case and the top 6 teams presented their findings to the judges.
Following the events Saturday, students and judges were invited to an awards ceremony, where the first, second and third place award winners were announced. First place went to Western University, second place went to the University of Waterloo, and third place went to the University of Guelph. Attendees also had the honour of listening to keynote speaker Victor Oreskovich, Fixed Income Trader at RBC Capital Markets.
The Border City Financial Case Competition is a student organized event. The event committee included: Co-Chairs, Nico Fazio and William Alfieri along with their executive team BJ Ivanovski, Rachel Khouri and Michael Valente. The case was written by Odette School of Business, MBA alumni Adriano Durante, and current student Justice Dundas.