A team of five students of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management have won the sixth German CFA Institute Research Challenge on February 11, 2016. The yearly student competition aims to foster hands-on financial knowledge as well as intensive training for future analysts.
During the competition, students from nine different German universities conducted a financial analysis of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG. The Frankfurt School team with Marijana Lasic, Patrick Altenried, Julian Debus, Nicolay Schmitt and Dominik Sperzel delivered the best analysis and do now have the chance to compete in the global finals, which will take place in Chicago in April. In addition they each receive a scholarship of 500 Euro for one of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) tests.
The FS students are looking forward to the finals in Chicago: “We are happy to meet the other international teams,” says Marijana Lasic, who studies the Master of Finance at Frankfurt School. “It will be interesting to see whether the same principals of financial analysis are applied in different countries. The experiences offered by this challenge will definitely be valuable for our future jobs.”
The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual competition for students of finance organised by the CFA Institute, the global non-profit organization of investment professionals. In the eight years since the start of the competition, more than 15,000 students of more than 1,000 universities have taken part.