This year, six teams of three battled it out over a weekend to build an investment plan combining their economic history skills with their economic and financial abilities. The standard was again impressive, and the winners and runners up are as follows:
Winners: Group Four - Yinxue Chen, (MSc Financial History), Dan Schlager (MSc Financial History), and Xinyu Shi (BSc Economic History) with their portfolio approach consisting of a large investment in Tesla, with smaller ones in Apple, Amazon, Walmart, Bausch Health, United Health, and one-year US Treasury Bonds.
In second place was Group Five: Zhengxuan Chen (MSc Economic History), Leonard Guetter (BSc Economic History), and Connor Murkies-Hirsch (BSc Economic History) with their suggestion of a 3-4 year investment in Exxon Mobil at a specific price.
And an honourable mention goes to Group Six: Charlie Kirby (MSc Economic History), Jemima Ntukulu (BSc Economic History), and Jane Zhang (BSc Economic History) for their proposal to invest in uranium mining.
The winning group receives the opportunity to shadow analysts at Tikehau Capital, a leading asset management and investment firm. The runners-up receive books on finance by alumni Christian Dinesen.