CQG-Sponsored CME Group Trading Challenge Announces Winners

CQG Provided Technical Analysis and Order Execution Software for University Teams

Denver, CO, March 21, 2014 - As a proud sponsor of the CME Group Trading Challenge, CQG provided the trading platform, CQG Integrated Client (CQG IC), for teams of undergraduate and graduate students to trade a variety of CME Group products on CME Globex. CQG congratulates the following winning teams of the 2014 Challenge:

  1. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Team Ocean Futures
  2. Boston University - Team Lighthouse
  3. Georgia State University - Team Panthers FX Traders 
  4. Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation - Team Forex Traders

The CME Group Trading Challenge is a complimentary, four-week electronic trading competition for university students. Teams consist of 3-5 members with a student leader or faculty advisor. This year's competition consisted of 385 teams representing 207 schools from 31 countries. The students competed by executing simulated trades on CME Globex via CQG IC with the winning teams determined by final account balance.

"Over the past ten years the Challenge has been a key event in our ongoing commitment to fostering the advancement of trading education at colleges and universities," said Josef Schroeter, President of CQG. "The competition gives the next generation of traders hands-on experience that can't be replicated in a traditional classroom environment."

Top-level teams will be invited to a Day of Market Education on April 11, in Chicago with CQG and CME for the opportunity to experience an open outcry simulation on the CME Group trading floor.

About CQG
CQG provides the industry’s highest performing solutions for trading, global market data, and advanced technical analysis. The firm partners with the vast majority of futures brokerage and clearing firms and provides Direct Market Access (DMA) to more than 45 exchanges through its global network of co-located Hosted Exchange Gateways. CQG's server-side order management tools for spreading, market aggregation, and smart orders are unsurpassed for speed and ease of use. Its market data feed consolidates more than 75 sources, including exchanges worldwide for futures, options, fixed income, foreign exchange, and equities, as well as data on debt securities, industry reports, and financial indices. CQG has received the Prop Traders' ISV of the Year award from FOW (now Global Investor Group), the Best Technical Analysis Platform award from The Technical Analyst, and the Best Product for Traders award from Finance Magnates for its multi-asset trading platform.  CQG is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with sales and support offices worldwide.

Ellen G. Resnick
Crystal Clear Communications
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