IMC’s Trading Challenge Prosperity Wins Sea Shells and Sends Winner to the Seashore

Mar 25, 2023

John Lothian

John Lothian

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IMC is holding a trading challenge, but not just any trading challenge. This virtual market trading challenge was 18 months in the making, designed by multiple teams inside and out of IMC. The name of the challenge is Prosperity and it involves earning sea shells, which could earn the winning trader or traders a $25,000 cash prize, which could be used for an island vacation. It also earns a $25,000 donation to a non-profit that helps cleanup the ocean. IMC will make a $25,000 donation in the winner’s name to The Ocean Cleanup.

John Lothian news interviewed IMC’s Global Marketing Manager Steven Biester about the 10-day market simulation challenge in which contestants combine basic Python skills, strategic insights and analytic capabilities. The challenge began on March 20 and involves five trading days made up of 48 hours a piece. 

IMC is using the challenge as a corporate branding exercise and recruitment tool to identify STEM and trading talent in a competitive labor market, they said in a press release. IMC is holding a trading challenge, but not just any trading challenge. This virtual market trading challenge was 18 months in the making, designed by multiple teams inside and out of IMC. The name of the challenge is Prosperity and it involves earning sea shells, which could earn the winning trader or traders a $25,000 cash prize, which could be used for an island vacation. It also earns a $25,000 donation to a non-profit that helps cleanup the ocean. IMC will make a $25,000 donation in the winner’s name to The Ocean Cleanup.

Here is JLN’s interview with Biester.

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