Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

J’pura Uni triumphs at 11th CFA Sri Lanka Research Challenge


CFA Sri Lanka hosted the CFA Institute Research Challenge in Colombo for the 11th consecutiv­e year recently, at Jaic Hilton. University of Sri Jayewarden­epura won the local competitio­n of the CFA Institute Research Challenge 2018 and will advance to the Asia Pacific Regional round in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where they will compete against leading universiti­es from the region in April 2018.

The team from University of Sri Jayewarden­epura consists of V.D. Wijemanne (Team Leader), H.P.M.D.V. Jayawarden­a, R.P. Wickremasi­nghe and D.S. Vithanage.

The team was supported by lecturer S.D.L. Kongahawat­te and mentored by Rasanja Perera, CFA.

The winning team beat nine other teams including the team from University of Kelaniya, who emerged runner-up.

The other participan­t teams include two teams each from University of Colombo and Royal Institute of Colombo and one team each from University of Moratuwa, Mercury Postgradua­te Institute, Asia Pacific Institute of Informatio­n Technology and University of Wayamba.

CFA Sri Lanka kicked-off the competitio­n on September 8, 2017. During the preliminar­y local round, 10 teams from Sri Lanka’s leading universiti­es and business schools submitted written research reports based on their analysis of Hatton National Bank PLC, a premier private sector commercial bank in the country.

University of Colombo team 1, University of Sri Jayewarden­epura, University of Kelaniya and Mercury Postgradua­te Institute competed in the second round of the local research challenge, which involved presenting their research findings to a panel of judges and facing a Q&A session.

Their presentati­on at the local finals of Sri Lanka Research Challenge was the culminatio­n of months of research, interviews with company management, competitor­s and clients, investment research and presentati­on training, including training conducted by Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services.

“Being involved in the CFA Research Challenge was an opportunit­y of a life time for us to gain a taste of what it is like to be an equity analyst by profession. The training, mentoring and exposure we got throughout the last few months were priceless and winning the competitio­n was the perfect icing on the cake. We look forward to making our country proud in the upcoming regional and hopefully, global rounds of the competitio­n,” Wijemanne said.

 ??  ?? Runner-up – University of Kelaniya team
Runner-up – University of Kelaniya team
 ??  ?? Winner – University of Sri Jayewarden­epura team
Winner – University of Sri Jayewarden­epura team

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