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Excellent result for UCD Quinn Students in the Bloomberg Global Trading Challenge 2022

  • Date: Mon, Dec 12, 2022

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By Valerie Abbott, UCD Quinn School of Business

Close to 1000 teams from around the globe participated in this year’s annual Bloomberg Trading Challenge allowing teams to utilise real-world, real-time financial tools to develop an investment strategy, research high-potential stocks, and prove their trading skills. 

Supported by Assistant Professor, Matt Glowatz, UCD, 16 teams from the UCD Quinn School of Business participated as part of their module Strategic Decision Making in the Digital World.

Commenting on the competition Asst Prof Matt Glowatz said, “This virtual online simulation offers a fantastic opportunity for students to participate in experiential learning activities putting theory into practice. I am very proud of all the students who took part. The majority of UCD teams finished in the Top 20% globally reflecting the high calibre of UCD Quinn students”

The best-performing UCD team finished a phenomenal 1st in Ireland, 9th in Europe and 20th globally, a fantastic achievement. Team members were: Zain Syed, Drogheda; Bohdan Sadovskyi, Ukraine; Maria Ezheleva, Russia; Andrew Harrington, Dublin; Cormac McCudden, Dublin. All are final year Bachelors of Commerce students at the Quinn School of Business.


Members of the highest placed Quinn are (pictured L-R): Zain Syed, Drogheda; Bohdan Sadovskyi, Ukraine; Maria Ezheleva, Russia; Andrew Harrington, Dublin; Cormac McCudden, Dublin and Matt Glowatz, UCD.

Bohdan Sadovskyi led the team and said: “It was a big pleasure for me to compete in Bloomberg Global Trading Challenge and lead the best-performing UCD team. I am so grateful to UCD and Bloomberg for this phenomenal opportunity where my team successfully represented our university on a global level. This challenge gave us priceless experience in Bloomberg Terminal usage and trading practice where we worked on developing the most efficient investment strategy. We significantly improved our adaptation and teamwork skills in line with analytical thinking, strategic rationality, and risk management. I developed my leading capabilities and gained valuable knowledge in trading."

Congratulations to all UCD students who participated in the Bloomberg Global Trading Competition over the last few months.


Students competing online on the Bloomberg Terminals in the Data Analytics Lab in the UCD Quinn School of Business. 

About Bloomberg Terminals at UCD Quinn School of Business

The Bloomberg Terminals located within the Data Analytics Lab at the UCD Quinn School of Business provide access to the premier professional tools used in financial, investment, treasury, business research and data analytics industries. UCD Quinn School students have full access to the facility with training and support services available.

Hear more about the Bloomberg Terminals here.


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