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CFA Cayman Islands Society Ethics Challenge:

The CFA Cayman Islands Society Ethics Challenge embodies the mission of CFA Institute by promoting "the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence." In addition, it focuses on many of the elements of CFA Institute's Future of Finance initiative. Equally as important, it helps prepare those entering the investment profession for the ethical challenges that they will face in the workplace.

This year is the first time CFA Society Cayman Islands is holding this Challenge, a Challenge designed to increase students' awareness of the ethical dilemmas and issues they may face when they enter the investment management industry.

Teams consisting students from all faculties (not limited to Business & Finance) are given an ethics case to analyze and evaluate. Each team then presents its analysis and recommendations, to a panel of judges, selected by the society. Following a question and answer period after each team's presentation, the judges then select a winner.

To determine the winning team, the judges use a grading rubric that is based on the identification and understanding of the ethical issues in the case, the recommendations provided the depth of the analysis, quality of the presentation, and responses to the judges' questions. This rubric is then used to provide feedback to each team at the end of the competition.

Why You Should participate In The Ethics Challenge:

  • Improve your professional presentation skills
  • Help you gain ethical decision-making experience
  • Expose you to real-world ethical dilemmas
  • Train you to work with a team
  •  ​Extend your professional network

How The Challenge Works:

Local competitions will be hosted by the society for each University separately. A faculty advisor acts as the link between the society and the student teams. Team captains will assemble the teams and guides them throughout the process.

Students will have approximately four weeks to work on the case study provided by the society. Teams then present their analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges. The competition is 100% presentation based including a 10-minute presentation followed by 10-minutes to respond to questions from the judges.

Teams are judged based on their recommended course of action and their ability to identify the violations to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics & Standards of Professional Conduct.


  • For more information or to register your team, please contacts your faculty advisor or email [email protected]