Lindenwood University’s School of Business and Entrepreneurship outperformed five area universities, recently winning first place in the 2013 intercollegiate Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge sponsored by the St. Louis CFA Society.
Participating teams from Lindenwood University, St. Louis University, Washington University, Fontbonne University, Webster University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis each gave written and oral corporate analysis presentations of Sigma-Aldrich, a Fortune 500 company whose headquarters are located in St. Louis, Mo. Each team compiled a thorough examination of the company’s financial profile and made investment recommendations under the guidance of appointed industry mentors and faculty advisers.
The judges, a panel of expert CFA professionals, without knowing which schools were represented by which teams, selected Lindenwood as the winner. The Lindenwood team will now advance to the next level of competition against groups from all over North and South America during a tournament in Toronto, Canada, March 20-21. The winners of that division series will advance to the global finals in April in London, England.
“We’re glad to have taken part in this prestigious competition, because it’s given our students practical experience as equity analysts and expanded their networks to include leading industry professionals,” said James Boyd, PhD, professor and chair of the Lindenwood SB&E Finance Department. “Competing against such strong academic peers and coming out on top speaks to the character of our students and to the quality of our programs”.
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