The team of UCC students overcame competition from six other national winning teams to win the European Investment Research Challenge held in
CFA Ireland is proud to announce that the winners of its inaugural annual Irish Investment Research Challenge beat off competition from six other European universities to win the European Investment Research Challenge held in
“The Challenge brings universities, students, and investment professionals together in a unique fashion that advances the principles of ethics and professional excellence and the value of a career in the finance industry,” said Jeff Diermeier, CFA, CFA Institute past president and CEO. In congratulating the UCC student team on their success in reaching the global final from 240 of the world’s best business schools, Nitin Mehta, Managing Director (Europe, Middle East and Africa) for CFA Institute, said: "This event was a reminder that investment research and analysis lies at the heart of modern economic systems; the efficient use of society's wealth is critically dependent upon it. Those who took part in the Challenge learned the importance of ethics, analytics, rigour and tenacity — the attributes needed for professional success."
The panel of judges for the European final was:
1. Richard N. Gommo, Investment Director, Hase Osborne Asset Management Ltd.
2. John D. Rogers, CFA, President And CEO, CFA Institute
3. Paul Smiddy, Head of Retail Research, HSBC
4. Roger Urwin, Global Head Of Investment Content, Watson Wyatt Worldwide
The award for the European final was an engraved Crystal Trophy for the winning team and a set of the CFA Institute Investment Series books, published by Wiley, for each student, the university, and their investment professional mentor (Oliver McClure, CFA, an equity manager in PI Investment Management Limited).
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