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JMSB Wins Gold for the Second Year Running at the 2010 Financial Open

JMSB Wins Gold for the Second Year Running at the 2010 Financial Open

February 9, 2010 – Once again the students of the John Molson School of Business proved their financial and accounting savvy by bringing home the Gold at the 2010 Financial Open (Omnium Financier).  This is the third time that JMSB has won the Competition’s top prize since the inter-university competition began in 2006 with the goal of creating a competition for the “brightest and most sophisticated students in Finance and Accounting". Université Laval and HEC Montréal finished in second and third place, respectively.

This year’s edition was hosted by the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University and featured 10 business schools from across Eastern Canada.  The theme for the competition, A New Look at the Global Economy, was a reflection of the times and demanded that the competitors consider current global financial implications as they analyzed their cases and presented their proposals. As defending champions of the Financial Open, the JMSB delegation worked tirelessly for months in preparation for the competition. All seven JMSB teams delivered strong performances and contributed to the overall victory.  JMSB collected five podiums out of the seven academic disciplines. Asked about her experience, delegation member Samantha Kirsh said, "The most rewarding aspect of the whole experience was the feeling of school spirit during the Closing Gala, it was amazing to see how everybody supported each other.  The feeling of pride in representing JMSB on the road to gold was simply overwhelming!”


Market Finance Case: Meaghen Annett, Marco Giurleo, Andrei Sabau
Financial Accounting Case: Abdullah Husen, Sasha Lalonde, June Svetlovsky


Corporate Finance Case: Jason Coviensky, Evelyne L'Archeveque, Alexandre Ryzhikov


Managerial Accounting Case: Audrey Landry, Rocco Masella, Vimala Naidoo
Tax Case: Pooja Kapoor, Samantha Kirsh, Florian Olaru


Financial Quiz: Kevin Chan, Benoit Chevrier, Matthew Parker-Jones
Stock Simulation: Mike Knight, Kam Li, Sandy Poiré, Athan Zafirov
Coordinator: Lauren Markofsky

Thank you to the John Molson Competition Committee and head coach, Mark Haber, for all their hard work and dedication to the competition program.

A special thank you to  all of the coaches for their guidance and encouragement, Finance Coaches; Reena Atanasiadis, Christian Bonneau, Amr Ezzat, Thomas Horvath, Accounting Coaches; Gail Fayerman, Tara Ramsaran, Basel Arafe, Pat Gagnon, Martina Petrova, Bart Sitarz and Matthew Fishman for his assistance with polishing the delegations presentation skills. For more information about the 2010 Financial Open Competition, please contact the John Molson Competition Committee at (514) 848-2424 ext. 7383 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .