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Hosted every fall by the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, the Alpha Challenge is the premier MBA event in the investment management industry.  At the Alpha Challenge, student teams present their analysis for one long investment and one short investment from a pre-defined set of companies from a given industry.  The event consists of two competition rounds (the Morning Round and Final Round), a lunch featuring a keynote speaker and a closing reception.  







The best of the best – students, judges, and sponsors.


Students – Three highly motivated students with a passion for the markets from the nation’s top 15 business schools will descend on Chapel Hill, NC to compete.


Benefit: Simulation of current investment decisions, exposure to high profile judges and sponsors, network with fellow MBAs, learn from the best investors in the business.


Judges – Presentations will be judged by a panel of highly regarded names in the investment management field: hedge fund managers, institutional portfolio managers, and equity research analysts.


Benefit: Centralized event for recruitment of the country’s top investment professionals and opportunity to further investment management education at Kenan-Flagler Business School.









Benefit: Centralized event for public relations, recruitment of the country’s top investment professionals, relationship building with elite business schools, and opportunity to interact with leading investment managers.


All participants will benefit from the national public relations related to the event.