24 May 2016
Man AHL, Man Group’s diversified quantitative investment manager, congratulates the UK Team on their outstanding performance at this year’s European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), an annual international mathematics competition. The UK team, which is sponsored by Man AHL, placed 7th out of 39 participating teams at this year’s competition, held in Busteni, Romania. The UK Team’s star performer, 16 year-old Rosie Cates, also became the first ever UK candidate to achieve the prestigious Gold Medal, placing 6th out of 147 competitors and scoring 35 out of a possible 42 points.
Joining Rosie Cates in the UK Team was Naomi Wei, who achieved a Silver Medal, as well as Tomoka Kan and Alevtina Studenikina, who each took home Bronze Medals. The team was selected after a rigorous process which included the Mathematical Olympiad for Girls and the British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1, competitions that are held in UK schools, and organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust.
This is the second year that Man AHL has sponsored the UK EGMO team, as part of Man Group’s aim to support and encourage female talent in the potential pipeline for financial services careers and the firm’s charitable commitment to numeracy and literacy.
Sandy Rattray, CEO of Man AHL, said:
“We are extremely proud to sponsor the UK Team at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, and I am delighted to congratulate Rosie, Naomi, Tomoka and Alevtina on their success at this year’s competition. The UK team’s results this year underline the significant potential of the country’s female mathematicians, and our sponsorship reflects our commitment to support the continued development of diversity in STEM subjects, aiming to build an increasing pipeline of female talent in these disciplines.”
The 2016 Olympiad was the fifth time that the annual event has been held and saw 39 teams participating. Each team consists of four members, all of whom are female mathematicians of school age.