Figure 1: from left Kim Watle, CFA (host coordinator), BI Norwegian Business School (team Blue): Minja Rankov, Nataliia Petromanova, *name removed, Gaute Hellerslia, and Liubomyr Romaniv, BI Norwegian Business School (team Red): Helen Therese Upsaker, Laura Sešek, Guillaume Mamy, Nord University: Signe Kilskar, Samer Altinawi, and Ekin Baris Sah, Presentation Judges: Mikkel Nyholt, Almedin Cesko, CFA, Audun Nordtveit, and Kumar Pandit, CFA.
In Zurich the BI Norwegian Business School team, team Blue, won their semifinal and qualified to the live streamed EMEA final. They delivered an outstanding presentation in the final and the judges were deliberating for an hour before a winner was announced. It was a really close race to the top and in the end, the team secured a second place in their EMEA final group only beaten by Moscow State University, leaving BI Norwegian Business School among the top ten universities globally. We congratulate our CFA Society team representatives from BI Norwegian Business School for such a strong performance in this year's CFA Institute Research Challenge. Your great achievements are truly inspiring!
We also send our congratulations to the Global winners of this year's CFA Institute Research Challenge, Ateneo de Manila University.
Figure 2: BI Norwegian Business School prepared for the EMEA final in Zurich, from left: Shirley Dong, CFA (industry mentor), *name removed, Nataliia Petromanova, Liubomyr Romaniv, Minja Rankov, Gaute Hellerslia, and Janis Berzins (faculty advisor).
CFA Society Norway would like to thank this year's students, faculty advisors, industry mentors, graders, presentation judges, Borregaard and other volunteers for dedicating their time and effort making this great initiative possible and shaping the future of our industry.
The planning of CFA Institute Research Challenge 2020 has started so if you would like to take part in this competition please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The filming of this year's local final presentations is found here.