Babson Students Participate In 2013 CME Group Commodity Challenge

Babson Students compete among other top schools in CME Group Commodity Challenge allowing students hands on experience trading futures.

Babson Graduate Students Karthik Subrahmanian, Hitesh Sahini, and Bilal Ranjha will be competing in this year’s CME Group Commodity Challenge.

CME Group’s Commodity Trading Challenge is a complimentary four-week electronic trading competition where teams of undergraduate and graduate students can trade Crude Oil, Gold, and Corn Futures in a simulated trading environment on a real-time professional trading platform. Top teams are determined by final account balance and will be eligible for cash prizes and exclusive CME group experiences. The championship round will be taking place from March 3rd -15th.

Sponsored this year by CQG, Inc. the competition is an annual event which last year hosted 90 schools from 6 countries and over 160 teams competing. The commodity challenge serves to provide students with a unique chance to learn hands on techniques for trading commodity futures.


About CQG, Inc

CQG, Inc. provides high-performance trade routing, global market data, and advanced technical analysis. CQG partners with more than seventy Futures Commission Merchants and provides Direct Market Access to more than forty exchanges through its global network of co-located Hosted Exchange Gateways. CQG’s server-side order management tools for spreading, market aggregation, and smart orders are unsurpassed for speed and ease-of-use. CQG’s market data feed consolidates more than one hundred sources, including exchanges worldwide for futures, options, fixed income, foreign exchange, and equities as well as data on debt securities, industry reports, and financial indices. CQG has received the Best Technical Analysis Platform award from The Technical Analyst. CQG is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with sales and support offices worldwide.

About Babson College

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By Hilary Katulak;; 781-239-0723 | 3/14/2013 9:44 AM