Date of release: Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Angelo Laci, Harriet Gamble, Fahreen Radha, Brandon Alvarez and Bryant NielsonA team of budding business experts from the University of Greenwich has won a prestigious national competition.

Four first year Business students, Harriet Gamble, Angelo Laci, Fahreen Radha and Brandon Alvarez, came top in the 2015 University Trading Challenge, held at Kingston Business School. There were also individual awards for Nadim Zaman (Best Portfolio Trader) and Harris Attique (Best Forex Trader).

The contest required students to demonstrate their ability to trade successfully in the financial markets, as well as make decisions, analyse data from real-life current market trends and come up with winning strategies.

Dr Gabriella Cagliesi, Principal Lecturer in Economics at Greenwich, says: "This year, our winning team was made up of first-year students, who were supported by members of the trading society who had taken part in previous challenges. To compete so confidently against Masters level and third year students is a real credit to our team."

The challenge, sponsored by International Treasury Services and CapitalWave Inc, encourages technology–enabled learning and is open to all full-time finance and economics students studying at a UK university. It forms part of the university's wider interest in trading and preparing students for careers in the financial services industries.

Greenwich has two student-run trading societies, The Greenwich Investment and Trading Society and the University of Greenwich Trading and Security Society.

For more on studying at the university's Business School: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/business/study

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Pictured from left: Angelo Laci, Harriet Gamble, Fahreen Radha, Brandon Alvarez and event organiser Bryant Nielson.