Business students from Baruch College earned six of the top ten spots in the 1st Annual University Currency Trading Contest, which was sponsored by FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM) and Texas A&M University.

Baruch students Bundeep Nanda, Evgeny Kerdman, Mathew Leong, Nelson Mejia, Fuxin Zheng, and Weiwei Shi finished in the Top 10. Bryce Moody of Texas A&M was the grand prize winner, earning a $10,000 tuition scholarship awarded by FXCM.

Students studying macroeconomics, international business, or who just have an interest and opinion on the U.S. dollar applied their knowledge and skills during a four-week period in an educational and fun environment. There were 155 students from five schools who participated in the competition, which ran from February 27 to March 30. In addition to Baruch College, competing schools included Texas A&M, Western Texas A&M, Calvin College and Hofstra. Participating students had the chance to learn more about the global forex trading market by trading with a practice FXCM forex trading account.

“FXCM hopes all students had fun and learned a lot about the currency markets during the contest. We hope students had the chance to enhance their trading skills, learn fundamentals and technical analysis and apply what they have learned in class.  Our ultimate pleasure is seeing a student walk away with a scholarship towards their education,” said Sameer Bhopale, Chief Marketing Officer at FXCM.

Baruch students earned 6 out of the Top 10 placements in the 1st Annual University Currency Trading Contest.

About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 3 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.  For more about Baruch College, go to


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