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2010 Tulane Energy Trading Competition
trading competition

Final Round:
When:  October 22, 2010 - October 23, 2010
Where:  Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business, New Orleans, LA
Attire:  Business Casual

  • This portion of the competition will be individual trading, NOT team trading
  • Each student will make a presentation before and after trading to the judges
  • There will be two trading sessions.  The morning session will be Natural Gas trading and the afternoon session will be Crude Oil trading.
  • Winners will be determined by the Judges based on a combination of trading, risk management, strategy, and presentation skills.
  • Cases for the final competition will be sent to each finalist via email.

Participating Universities
  • Babson College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Michigan State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Rutgers University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Toronto
  • Washington University in St. Louis


All contestants are eligible for internship and job opportunities!

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
$1,500 - Entergy $1,000 - Entergy $500 - Entergy Reuters Eikon (1yr) Reuters Eikon (1yr)
Reuters Eikon (1yr) Reuters Eikon (1yr) Reuters Eikon (1yr) LIM (1yr) LIM (1yr)
LIM (1yr) LIM (1yr) LIM (1yr)    
Imagine Software (1yr) Imagine Software (1yr) Imagine Software (1yr)    

Cash Prizes - Sponsored by Entergy

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States.

Reuters Eikon - Sponsored by Thomson Reuters
The ultimate set of financial tools for every financial professional.  (Approximate value: $14,400/yr)

LIM MIMIC and XMIM Software - Sponsored by LIM, a MorningStar Company
LIM, a Morningstar Company, provides superior quality market data and analytical products for energy data management systems, financial and agricultural data management, historical analysis, trading, risk management and forecasting.  (Approximate value: $24,000/yr)
Imagine Trading System - Imagine Software
Since 1993, Imagine Software has been a leading provider of investment management solutions for the global financial industry. Its award-winning flagship product, the Imagine Trading System, provides thousands of users worldwide with advanced real-time portfolio and risk management solutions. (Approximate value: $60,000/yr)

(The approximate value of the first place prizes is $99,900)

The process of providing internships and jobs is a private discussion between the candidates and the participating firms.  The intention of the competition is to promote networking, internship and job opportunities.


  • Accenture
  • Cargill
  • Chevron Products
  • Citigroup
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Energy Management Institute
  • Goldman Sachs (Ret.)
  • JP Morgan
  • Lincoln Capital
  • Luminant
  • Marathon
  • Sempra Energy
  • Sequent Energy
  • Shell Trading
  • Trade Forecaster
  • Vitol Americas



Click here for accommodation suggestions. Please remember that these are only suggestions and you may stay wherever you so choose. Competition administrators and sponsors will not provide any funding or reimbursements of expenses incurred during finals.

Friday October 22  
6:00pm Registration and Reception
7:00pm-7:30pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
7:30pm-8:00pm Trading Competition Format, Rules, Requirements
8:00pm-9:00pm Contestants: Trading Room Training and Practice
  Judges/Sponsors: Orientation and Preperation
9:00pm-10:00pm Cocktail Reception
Saturday October 23  
8:00am-8:30am Breakfast
8:30am-9:30am Individual Trading Strategy Presentations (Private Sessions with Judges)
10:00am-11:30am Natural Gas Trading Session
11:30am-12:45pm Lunch
1:00pm-2:30pm Crude Oil Trading Session
2:30pm-3:00pm Break and Refreshments (Results Compiled)
3:00pm-4:00pm Follow Up Presentations (Private Sessions with Judges)
4:15pm-5:00pm Award Ceremony
5:00pm Cocktail Reception and Dinner

For a PDF version of the agenda, please click on this calendar page

For additional information please contact or (504) 865-5427.


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