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The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association is the world leader in alternative investment education. CAIA programs include the CAIA Charter® and the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program®.  For more information, please visit CAIA.org.

CFA Society (CFASI) was founded in 1999 as a non-profit organization of investment professionals who agree to abide by the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. For more information, please visit CFASocietyItaly.it

The Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) is a multi-disciplinary University. Founded in 1965, it has establishments throughout the Alpes Maritimes in Nice, Cannes, Menton and Grasse, and is a key player in the Sophia Antipolis technological cluster. For more information, please visit unice.fr/en

The University Trading Challenge is an event focused on finance and education, it is a real money international trading championship at its 7th edition. The students will be allowed to trade and invest on financial markets, giving them a first hand experience of the finance. The championship will take place in two phases, a first qualifying phase with virtual money, and a final stage with real money, where the first top 25 ranking teams will qualify. Teams made up of 2 to 5 students can enroll. There is no limit to the number of teams that can be enrolled for each faculty and also the students who have participated in the previous editions are eligible as well.
In the qualifying phase, which will last for 3 months, each team will have access to Directa’s platform, complete with all the features and a virtual availability of € 5,000. In the final phase, Directa will assign to the 25 teams that will pass to the final stage, a € 5,000 loan with which they can operate in the markets for the following 5 months.

The winner of the University Trading Challenge will be the team that, at the end of the final phase of the championship, on June 1st, 2018, will have achieved the best performance. The gains will remain to the competing teams, the losses will be borne by Directa.

To the reference professor of the winning team Directa will award a contribution of € 20,000 for educational and/or research purposes.

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