On 24th and 25th February our ESCP MSc in Energy Management students worked alongside with students from our Paris campus, plus guests from fellow leading universities London Business School, Imperial College London, University of Sussex, University of Birmingham, IFP School, London School of Economics and Political Science and Toulouse 1 Capitole University. Collectively they competed in the Energy Trading Challenge (ETC) 2017.
The ETC is a competitive state-of-the-art energy trading simulation team event wherein participants learn to trade and master the ins-and-outs of what a real-time trading experience.
The simulation included:
- Market grid
- Deal entry
- Position keeping via a professional exposure sheet
- News feed
The two eight-hour sessions welcomed representatives from major trading houses and energy companies, as well as professional traders providing insight on concepts and techniques throughout the challenge.
On Friday and Saturday evening the traders attended two roundtable discussions featuring a panel of industry experts. The topic in question was: Is 2017 the year of the bull or the bear for the oil and gas markets?