Frankfurt School of Finance & Management took part in the CFA Institute Research Challenge for the third time. After last year`s national win followed by the participation in the global finals in Chicago, the team, consisting of five students, just missed the 2017 podium. The national final took place in Frankfurt at the end of February. The three finalists, Frankfurt School, TU München and RWTH Aachen, which stood up to other competitors in the preselection, presented their analyses to a jury consisting of investment experts.
The team consisting of Christina Bosse-Janzig, Christopher Hayes, Sven Herrmann, Samuel Kanyi and Maximilian Ludwig, all studying in the Master of Finance Programme at Frankfurt School, were supported by Dr. Julia Knobbe, Program Director Degree Programmes & Executive Education, Professor Dr. Jing Zeng, Assistant Professor of Finance, and Heiko Backmann, CFA.
Their financial analysis and company valuation of the ProSiebenSat. 1 Media SE included visiting the media company as well as an expert discussion with Dirk Voigtländer, Head of Investor Relations. Presenting in front of the jury, the students were able to demonstrate their expertise by explaining their analysis.
“The competition was challenging and really interesting. Especially working in a team with different professional backgrounds was a good experience. Thus, we could benefit from one another in order to achieve a common goal – a podium position”, said Christina Bosse-Janzig.
After a spirited fight, top honours went to RWTH Aachen in this year`s CFA Institute Research Challenge.
Global competition takes place on a yearly basis
The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual competition for students of finance organised by the CFA Institute, a global non-profit organisation of investment professionals. Since the start of the competition, nine years ago, more than 15,000 students of more than 1,000 universities have taken part.