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Global winner Traders Trophy Worldwide 2012
Peter Amos named ‘World’s best student trader’ after global final at NYSE euronext

Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London, New York and Paris, May 3rd 2012 – Today Peter Amos, student at the Wharton School (US) won the global edition of the Traders Trophy Worldwide, the search for World’s Best Student Trader. During the Global Final at NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam Peter beat 19 fellow students, winning two years intensive career counseling and training by Oxyor and Sherpazz.

During the one-hour long grand final of the Traders Trophy Worldwide 2012 Peter showed his superiority in stress control, risk management, client handling and profitability. He competed against 19 students who were selected from 13 national competitions which were held in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. This year’s competition featured the winners from universities from among others the United States, France, Netherlands, South-Africa, Russia and China.

The Traders Trophy Worldwide is a competition which provides students with real-time experience as a trader in a simulated dealing room environment. The simulation developed by Oxyor is based on real life data and creates an environment that is almost identical to that of a trading room.

The Traders Trophy is an initiative organized by Financial Games which globally organizes financial competitions. This year it’s worldwide supported by Oxyor, a training institute that focuses on financial training courses and master programs. Since 2008, many national finals have been organized on exchanges worldwide. On NYSE Euronext, national finals were held on its exchanges in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, New York and Paris. For the second year in a row, NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam is the host of the global final of the Traders Trophy Worldwide. The Traders Trophy Worldwide is supported by Optiver, Nyenrode, Nedbank Capital, Oxyor and Sherpazz, next to NYSE Euronext.

"We’re proud to be returning to the first exchange in the world for the second global final of the Traders Trophy Worldwide. Every year the number of participants increases and we are proud of the achievements of the finalists,” said Menno Haesen, Managing Director of the Traders Trophy.

“NYSE Euronext is proud to host and support the global final of the Traders Trophy for the second year in a row,” said Dominique Cerutti, President and Deputy CEO of NYSE Euronext. “This competition is a unique opportunity for young financial talent to better understand the trading profession and to introduce them to a future career in finance. As financial literacy and education are priorities at NYSE Euronext, we’re delighted to support this great initiative.”

Collin Geelen, Managing Director of Sherpazz said: "We are very pleased that we were given the opportunity to sponsor this event globally to meet the best students from top universities worldwide. The participants are highly-qualified and I expect that they will soon occupy important positions in the business community. "

Notes to editors


Traders Trophy
Menno Haesen
(+31)(0)6 121 45 758 

NYSE Euronext
Rineke Reitsma
Tel: (+31)(0)20 550 4110

About  Traders Trophy
Traders Trophy Worldwide  is a competition for students to familiarize themselves with financial instruments.  Every year the competition is held in many countries and thousands of students participate from numerous universities. They all compete for the title of the Worlds’  Best Student Trader. During local rounds students compete to be the best trader of their university. Next they compete for the title of best Student Trader of their country. If they win that title they are invited to the Netherlands to be trained and to compete to become  the Worlds’ Best Student Trader. This event gives the selected students an outstanding opportunity to get a feel for the world of investment banking and  a hands on  feel to be a trader. It offers future employers an insight in the worldwide  student talent pool. http://

About Sherpazz
Sherpazz online financial training  offers private individuals, financial and governmental  institutions  around the world advanced online training solutions. Our platform offers every student to study at the time they want and in the pace that is best for them. This way every professional can stay on top of the latest developments in their specific field. Sherpazz trains people at all levels, ranging from graduates preparing for their first professional careerstep to board members that need to be updated on specific subjects. We have an unique offer of online availability of coaches next to training video’s , interactive modules and webinars. Our coaches answer questions at times desired by our students. More importantly they make sure that students stay motivated at all times. For more information go to

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets -the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent onethird of the worlds equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the Fortune 500.
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