Ateneans win first place at JPMorgan Chase competition

July 08, 2020

Reich Tiamson, Leila Clemente & Noel Fuentes, all second year B.S. Management Engineering students from the John Gokongwei School of Management (JGSOM), bagged first place in the National Round of the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Case Competition held online last June 19, 2020.

The students competed against other teams from various universities including De La Salle University and the University of the Philippines to formulate and pitch a digital transformation strategy for a fictional medium sized-bank struggling with effectively scaling up into large-scale trade executions.
In the national round of the competition, the team presented an operational restructure and financial recovery plan of a fictional bank failing in the COVID pandemic to a judging board comprised of senior executives of JP Morgan Chase Philippines Mike Knowles (Executive Director of JPMC Corporate Investment Banking Philippines), Manish Shah (Executive Director of JPMC Asset & Wealth Management Operations Philippines), and Raoul Teh (Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase Philippines), coming out on top over senior teams from Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University.
The JPMorgan Chase Corporate Case Competition is an annual national business case competition which focuses on the global operations of the banking industry. Through this case competition, JPMC aims to put students in the shoes of a Project Manager tasked to come up with innovative solutions and strategies to improve firm processes and resiliency while meeting its objectives. Over two rounds of the competition, dozens of teams from the country’s top universities are narrowed down to five national finalists that pitch their solutions to JPMC senior executives.