Oulu Business School students win Finnish final in Global Investment Research Challenge
The four-member student team from Oulu Business School has won the national round in the 2011-12 CFA Institute Global Investment Research Challenge competition. Oulu team's Sini Valmari, Mikko Vitikka, Tomas Slesar and Anssi Kiviniemi competed against other finalists from the University of Tampere and the Lappeenranta University of Technology.
CFA Investment Research Challenge is a global, annual firm valuation competition for university students around the world, which aims at improving the students' expertise in investing. The competition has been organised three times in Finland. This year the students' assignment was to valuate UPM Kymmene's future stock price. Six teams participated in this local level competition, of which five teams returned their report by deadline.
The judge panel complemented Oulu Business School team for their performance skills, concise answers and good analytical skills. In spring 2012, three team members will represent the University of Oulu and Finland in EMEA finals (Europe, Middle-East, Africa) in London, and the best of Europe will continue to global finals arranged in New York on 11th April 2012.
Congratulations to the team!
Tom Slesar and Sini Valmari are excited about the competition in London. 'There were clear differences between Finnish teams, but the level will be more even in London', anticipates Sini Valmari.
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