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Business students put through their paces

CFA award ceremony 2018 (CFA society Facebook page)

A record-number total of 28 undergraduate and postgraduate students from seven local academic institutions are participating in this year’s CFA Research Challenge, organised for the fifth consecutive year by the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Cyprus (CFA Society Cyprus).
In the framework of the competition, students, divided in teams of three to five, are called to analyse the business model of a Cyprus public company and submit a 10-page financial report on its valuation. Subsequently, the seven teams will present their findings before an evaluation committee, under real-time conditions, at a special ceremony that will take place on February 22 at the Filoxenia conference centre.
This year, the students have been called to analyse the business model of the Cypriot petroleum marketing company Petrolina (Holdings) Public Ltd. Last November, the seven teams were given a presentation on Petrolina’s company profile by the CFO of the company, Dinos Savvides, and personally met with the company’s management in order to gather essential information for their report.
Participating students in this year’s competition are students from the University of Cyprus, University of Nicosia, European University Cyprus, Neapolis University, UCLan Cyprus, Cyprus International Institute of Management and Cyprus Institute of Marketing. The winning team will represent Cyprus at the Emea Regional Research Challenge that will be held in Zurich on April 10-11, while the runner-up will participate in the Mena Runners Up Challenge.
More than 20 CFA-qualified members of the CFA Society Cyprus contribute to this year’s event either as volunteers or helping the teams with their research and presentations to the judges. The award to the winning university team will be handed by representatives of Petrolina.

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