University students compete in CFA ethics challenge

By Staff | February 20, 2019 | Last updated on February 20, 2019
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On Feb. 14, the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management was awarded the winning title of the 2019 CFA Society Toronto Local Ethics Challenge.

Student champions Neil Keohane (team captain), Nabih El Masri, Denesia Nichols, Mourad Ben Rejeb and Nicolas Tosi demonstrated their ability to expertly negotiate ethical dilemmas in a real-life investment scenario, CFA Society Toronto says in a news release.

The challenge aims to increase students’ awareness of the ethical dilemmas they may encounter as future investment management practitioners.

Student teams are given an ethics case to study and evaluate, and each team presents its analysis and recommendations to a panel of investment professionals. Following a question-and-answer period with each team, the panel selects a winner based on the team’s understanding of ethical issues, quality of analysis, presentation and responses to the panel’s questions.

In addition to the team from University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management, competing teams included students from Ryerson University Ted Rogers School of Management, Queen’s University Smith School of Business, and George Brown College School of Accounting and Finance.

The University of Ottawa team will advance to the national level of the competition at the 2019 CFA Societies Canada Ethics Challenge on May 1 in Calgary, which will include local winners from chapters of CFA Societies across Canada.

CFA Society Toronto is affiliated with CFA Institute, the global body that administers the chartered financial analyst curriculum and sets voluntary, ethics-based performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. staff


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