Saturday 31 October, 2020

UWI Cave Hill team beats the competition, CFA Society Barbados proud

Five students from the Barbados-based University of the West Indies campus have taken the top prize and accolades at the 2nd Annual Local Atlantic Islands Research Challenge 

A feat which has led a pleased CFA Society Barbados to extend sincere congratulations to the local team from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.

The winning team of Zubin Deyal, Shanekah Gill, Rashada Lopez, Keanne Yaylor, and Kellen Walton beat out competition from universities from Trinidad, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands in the finals held at the University of Miami in Florida. They were led by Faculty Advisor Damien Gaskins, CFA and Industry Advisor Peter Arender, CFA. The team went on to compete in the Americas Regional Final in Boston.

What is the CFA Institute Research Challenge?

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is a global competition that tests the equity research and valuation, investment report writing, and presentation skills of university students.

This annual educational initiative promotes best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts through hands-on mentoring and intensive training in company analysis and presentation skills. Through the course of the competition, which requires hundreds of hours of preparation, participants receive mentoring from a professional research analyst as they analyze a publicly traded company, write a professional research report, and present their research results and recommendations to a high-profile panel of experts. Points are awarded to teams on the basis of their investment case, their poise, and their ability to answer the judges’ questions. The teams are sponsored by local CFA Institute member societies or groups of volunteers, each of which previously hosted country heats of the Challenge. 

CFA Society Barbados is an association of local investment professionals. Consisting of portfolio managers, investment advisors, educators and other financial professionals, we promote: ethical and professional standards within the investment industry; encourage professional development through the CFA Program and continuing education; facilitate the exchange of information and opinions among people within the local investment community and beyond, and; work to further the public's understanding of the CFA designation and investment industry. 

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