The CFA Society of New Zealand announced today that the University of Otago has won the local competition of the CFA Institute Research Challenge and now advances to the Asia Pacific Regional where it will compete against universities from Asia Pacific
The University of Otago team consists of Matthew Dunn, Seth Hoskin, Tesa Paterson-Catto, Tiffany Robinson
The following universities competed with the University of Otago at the New Zealand Finals
University of Auckland
Auckland University of Technology
University of Canterbury
Victoria University of Wellington
Each university sent a team of three to five students to participate in the local challenge. The New Zealand Finals was the first step of two for a local team to advance towards the global final in Bangkok. The students from the University of Otago will now travel to the first-ever "super regional" where they will match their wits, analytical skills and presentation abilities against student teams from around the world. This year, the Asia Pacific Regional Competition that will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 15-16 March 2017. The Global Final will be held on 28 April 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.
The students presented their analysis and buy/sell/hold recommendations on Meridian Energy . Their presentation at the New Zealand Finals was the culmination of months of research; interviews with company management, competitors, and clients; and presentation training.
This year's CFA Institute Research Challenge hosted by the CFA Society of New Zealand was sponsored by KPMG