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Winners of the Spring 2019 ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge!

Thursday, May 16, 2019 – After 10 weeks of intense competition characterized by constant change atop the leaderboard and double digit returns amongst the Top 25 finishers, the Spring 2019 ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge has come to a close. Our seventh edition of the Portfolio Challenge brought in a new wave of talented college students from a diverse array of universities and academic backgrounds. Drawing over 700 students from 180 schools in 41 countries, this semester’s competition helped enlarge the portfolio challenge’s already broad global footprint and create highly competitive playing conditions.

Our contestants all began the semester with a virtual balance of $100,000 and with the task of constructing the best performing portfolio of ETFs. Students were afforded weekly rebalancing opportunities and could invest in a minimum of 4 and maximum of 10 ETFs at a time. Despite facing heavy competition all semester, these select students were able to separate themselves from the rest of the field.
Please join us in congratulating the winners of the Spring 2019 ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge!
Keuka College
Austyn Scott
Keuka College
Joshua Kayn
Keuka College
Alejandro Gutierrez Restrepo
Universidad EIA
Mariana Muñoz
Universidad EIA
Paolo Montemurro
Università della Svizzera Italiana
Our winners hailed from three different schools in three different countries. Our first and second place winners, Erin Hope and Austyn Scott, had heavy positions in EGA Emerging Global Shares Trust (HILO) and Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF (NUGT). Joshua invested mainly in JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF (JPST) helping him to earn a return of 26.6%. Alejandro and Mariana were able to achieve 23.4% and 22.3% returns respectively through investing in a mix of physical commodity ETFs and Fixed Income funds.  Finally, our sixth place finisher Paolo posted a total percent gain of 21.9% through a diverse investing strategy that included ETFs from the Metals, Oil & Gas, and TMT sectors coupled with a variety of Fixed Income funds.
As the Winners of this semester’s challenge, these students will be featured and recognized during the ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge Awards Ceremony at the upcoming Fall 2019 ETP Forum (www.etpforum.org) on Thursday, November 21st at the New York Athletic Club.

Please see below for the students that rounded out our Top 25 participants

Cristobal Gonzalez
Universidad EIA
James Clark
University of Maine
Naif Alhamed
California State University, Fullerton
Tushar Verma
Rutgers University
Malcolm Menezes
Xavier University
Binghamton University
Chiaoyu Pai
University of Hong Kong
Davide Brignoli
Università della Svizzera Italiana
Alec Vanderloo
Loyola University Chicago
Mariam Salla
Joshua Warner
Plymouth State University
Dylan Clark
Keuka College
Birkbeck, University of London 
Sean Clarry
Rutgers University
Juan Daniel Hincapie Herrera
Universidad EIA
Abishek Dubey
ESSEC Business School
Jeff Haegler
Keuka College
Thien Nguyen
Washington University in St. Louis
Paul Casse
Since its inception in the Fall 2015, the ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge has attracted students from 6 continents and over 400 schools. As millennials continue to increase their usage of ETFs, we encourage all college students to take advantage of this opportunity and learn about this fast-growing investment vehicle before they enter the marketplace.
Registration for the Fall 2019 competition will open at the end of August.  For more information and to sign-up for the Challenge, please visit: www.etfportfoliochallenge.com.
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