The teams of students of HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne and of the Moscow State University won the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge on April 11 in Zurich. Thanks to its excellent performances, the HEC Lausanne team is enabling Switzerland to reach the world final for the second time. This final will take place in New York on April 25.
Last year, the team of students from HEC Lausanne ranked as world champion at the CFA Institute Research Challenge, winning the international final after the Swiss and EMEA competitions.
What is the CFA Institute Research Challenge?
The CFA Institute is the global association of investment management professionals. Each year, it rewards the best young analysts through a financial analysis competition, the Research Challenge, which brings together teams of students from around the world. This is already the 13th edition of the competition, which gives participants practical experience that helps them stand out when they pursue a career in finance.
How did the EMEA final go?
During the EMEA regional elimination, two teams were crowned: the HEC Lausanne team (representing Switzerland) and the Moscow State University team (Russia). Students from these two institutions beat 43 other teams of future asset management experts. In total, more than 2,100 students from 400 universities in 60 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa participated in the competition.
Supervised by Professor Norman Schürhoff, the HEC Lausanne team is made up of five Master in Finance students: John Cody Zimmermann, Henri Enguerran Badoux, Karine Chammas, Alexandre Axilais and Nicolas Bregnard. The team presented and defended its analysis of Landis+Gyr to a jury from the investment industry across the EMEA region.
In line for the international final!
With this victory, the HEC Lausanne team took a major step forward in the competition. On April 25, the students will face the best teams from America and Asia at the world final in New York. We wish them all the best in this final stretch!