A team of students from the Master’s in Finance at HEC Lausanne won the Swiss CFA Institute Research Challenge at the University of Zurich on 20 February. This is the seventh victory for HEC Lausanne in ten years of taking part in the challenge: an excellent achievement that consolidates its position as an incubator for future financial analysts. The School congratulates both the winning team and Prof. Norman Schürhoff, who supervises them.
In 2019, the team of students from HEC Lausanne qualified for the international final, which the Lausanne team won in 2018.
What is the CFA Institute Research Challenge?
The CFA Institute Research Challenge is a global financial analysis competition, organized by the CFA Institute to promote the emergence of new talents. It is awarded for the best presentation and written analysis of a listed company by a team of students: in 2020, the case study for the Swiss teams was an evaluation of the Swiss high-tech company u-blox (UBXN SW).
A first victory in this year’s national final for HEC Lausanne
This year's event was the 14th Swiss competition and took place at the University of Zurich. Six teams of three to five students from the University of Lausanne, University of Basel and University of Zurich, along with the Università della Svizzera italiana and ZHAW, gave their presentations in front of a panel of experienced finance professionals. The winning team, supervised by Professor Norman Schürhoff, was chosen for providing both the best presentation and the best written report. The team members were Timothy Holt, Florence Hugard, Tommaso Massazza, Elena Pfefferlé and Malik Lechekhab.
Next: the EMEA final!
The victory ensures the HEC Lausanne team a place in the EMEA final in Jordan at the beginning of April, where it will represent Switzerland. We hope their preparations for the final go well and wish them every success!