Team of students with faculty and industry mentors celebrating their win with a trophy
Thursday, June 6, 2024

SAF students win the global finals at CFA Institute’s research challenge in Poland

How a team of students sweep more than 1,000 universities with their pitch to buy Cargojet Inc. Stocks

By Rachel Doherty

Five students from The School of Accounting and Finance competed in the CFA Institute’s research challenge and after beating out hundreds of teams from all over North and South America, they dominated at the global finals in May and took home the grand prize of $10,000.  

The team competed against 1,100 schools and 6,700 students from all over the world in six rounds of competition. 

The students were tasked with pitching a buy, sell or hold on the company Cargojet Inc. and compiled a research report and presentation in front of a panel of judges over six rounds of competition.