Good news | SME Students Won the Championship (South China Region) of CFA Institute Research Challenge Again
Recently, South China regional final of CFA Institute Research Challenge 2020-2021 drew to a close. The team Winkee from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen) comprising undergraduate students Huang Yuxuan, Sun Binjie, Pu Kewei of School of Management and Economics (SME), Pan Doudou of School of Data Science (SDS), and Lu Boyu of Financial Engineering major came to the fore from more than 30 participating teams from South China, and won the championship.
Meanwhile, the team Winkee also won two other awards: The Best PPT Production Award, and The Best Individual Performance Award by the team leader Lu Boyu.
Group photo of team Winkee
Since October 2020, Winkee has successfully entered South China regional final after being selected by the campus qualification final. After fierce competition with 33 teams from 21 universities including Peking University HSBC Business School, South China University of Technology, Southern University of Science and Technology, etc., 9 teams entered the final. In the final, facing a panel of senior industry experts composed of CFA certificate holders, the team Winkee successfully won the championship with detailed research reports, innovative analysis methods and wonderful presentations. The South China University of Technology team and the Southern University of Science and Technology team won the runner-up and third place respectively. In April 2021, the team Winkee will participate in the East Asia final organized by the CFA Institute, competing with Peking University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and other top university teams from Hong Kong region, Taiwan region, Japan, and Korea.
Since participating in the CFA Institute Research Challenge in 2017, CUHK-Shenzhen has won the South China Championship in 2017, 2018 and 2021. In 2019 and 2020, our school teams won the runner-up in the South China Championship.
About CFA Institute Research Challenge
The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis and professional ethics. Each student will be tested on their analytical, valuation, report writing, and presentation skills. They gain real-world experience as they assume the role of a research analyst.