Performance first.

We work with leading asset managers to identify and develop exceptional young investing talent.

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Footprint

Over 1250 students from twenty top universities took part in our 2013/2014 trading competition:

Berkeley61
Brown40
Carnegie Mellon46
Columbia115
Cornell52
Dartmouth51
Duke53
Harvard57
MIT30
Northwestern20
Notre Dame72
NYU124
Princeton68
Queen's (Canada)17
Stanford37
Texas A&M82
UChicago76
UMich100
UPenn97
Yale25

Observed Performance

Through our proprietary trading platform, Upgrade Capital has found multiple young investors with better performance than pure luck can explain — both across positions and through time.

We work with our hedge fund partners to assess students' trade commentary and better understand the relative strengths of each top performer.

Our Programs

We have established separate programs to seek out three distinct kinds of talent:

Macro Investing

The Fortress University Challenge gives students an opportunity to showcase their ability to manage a macro portfolio.

Value Investing

Authors of outstanding pitches are invited to attend the Value Investing Congress as Benjamin Graham Fellows.

Quantitative Finance

We run a unique collaborative program giving young quants an opportunity to engage in cutting edge research.

Our Competitions

Trading

In Fall 2014 we are launching the second annual Fortress Global Macro University Challenge in partnership with Fortress Investment Group.

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Macro investing

Authors of outstanding macro investment ideas are provided with ongoing mentorship by portfolio managers at Fortress.

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Value investing

Upgrade Capital oversees the Benjamin Graham Fellowship program on behalf of the organisers of the Value Investing Congress.

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Algo trading

Students from over 30 universities took part in our inaugural trading algorithm development competition.

See past winners