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 About the CFA Society Singapore University Ethics Challenge 2019

CFA Society Singapore is organizing the second University Ethics Challenge. Undergraduates will be introduced a new approach to ethics pedagogy through experiential learning.

The CFA Society Singapore University 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.

 How It Works

Each team shall consist of between three and five members.

The University Ethics Challenge comprises of two segments: Preliminary and Finals. Competing teams are given the same case and are tasked to identifying and analysing the ethical issues involve, and then formulating solutions and approaches to resolve these issues.
Teams are judged based on their recommended course of action and their ability to identify dilemmas and violations to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics & Standards of Professional Conduct


 2019 University Ethics Challenge Key Events



14 September 2019​

Kickoff Meeting - Introduction to Ethics / Ethics Workshop

"Ethical Decision-making framework"​

Venue: SBF Centre, Seminar Room (Level 6)

Time: 8.45am to 1pm

30 September 2019​​ - 1200hours​Preliminary Case Release

4 October 2019 - 1200 hours

Preliminary Case Report Submission

11 October 2019

Announcement of Final 4 Teams to be advanced to Grand Finals

​​16 October 2019 - 1000hours​ ​Final Case Release​
​​18 October 2019 – 1000hours​Final Case Presentation & Executive Summary Submission​​

19 October 2019 – 0800hours

University Ethics Challenge Finals



Register for the CFA Society Singapore University Ethics Challenge 2019 Finals Today!



 Benefits of Participation

  • ​​Increase awareness of real-world ethical dilemmas and prepares students for how to handle them.

  • Positive public relations and brand exposure for your school.

  • Improves student presentation and teamwork skills

  • Augments classroom learning by combining theory and practice

  • Provides professional networking opportunities for students and faculty.

  • Demonstrates the importance of strong ethics to tomorrow’s professionals.

 Required Readings

Read more about: The Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct

Read more about: Ethics & Standards for Investment Professionals

Online Course: CFA Institute: An Introduction to the Code and Standards (Video Series)​

The Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct video series is a 22-part primer to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct (Code and Standards), the ethical benchmark for investment professionals globally. Participating teams will find the content helpful to learn about the fundamental ethical principles applicable to the investment profession and identify common ethical dilemmas and possible ways to resolve them. Each video conveys the key concepts of the standard, recommended compliance practices, and provides case studies to allow users to practice application of the standard to real world scenarios.