Congratulations to UBC Sauder School of Business
for winning CFA Societies Canada Local Ethics Challenge
January 27, 2017
Neekita Bhatia and Darwin To
CFA Society Vancouver hosted the first local challenge of the CFA Societies Canada Ethics Challenge on January 27, 2017. Simon Fraser University, UBC Sauder School of Business, and Thompson Rivers University vied for the opportunity to compete at the national level in Toronto on June 1, 2017. Teams had three months to examine a financial case study, analyze the ethical dilemma, and prepare their recommendations in a ten minute presentation.
The goal of this competition is to provide an opportunity for finance students to examine real industry circumstances new CFA charterholders may face. The competition is designed to challenge the analytical and ethical skills required to face real-life situations throughout their careers. By showing the importance of ethical decision making from the start of one's career, financial professionals can improve the functioning of capital markets and build the trustworthiness that practitioners enjoy within the investment community and in general. They can help build trust in the future of finance by working with the next generation of financial professionals.