Local Finale of CFA Institue Research Challenge Vietnam 2017-2018 and CFA Charter Recognition Ceremony 2018.

Foreign Trade University – Ho Chi Minh City Campus has made an outstanding performance surpass other three strong teams at the local finale CFA Institute Research Challenge 2017 – 2018 and honorably became the Vietnam representatives in the Final regional round of Asia-Pacific in the next April.

In the Finale, the 4 competition teams from the Academy of Finance, Foreign Trade University – Hanoi, Foreign Trade University – Ho Chi Minh City, and International University – Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City have presented their analysis and proposed investment recommendation on the subject company – VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company (HSX: VJC) – to the Panel Jugdes, consisting of leading financial and investment experts from prestigious investment funds and large financial institutions.

The champion of CFA Institute Research Challenge Vietnam 2017 – 2018 – Foreign Trade University – Ho Chi Minh City Campus.


With a convincing presentation and confidently overcoming all challenging questions from the Judges, Foreign Trade University – Ho Chi Minh City Campus has won the highest score and became the champion of CFA Institute Reseach Challenge Vietnam 2017-2018, a victory over 14 teams paricipated in the national competition in this year.

Sharing the victorious moment wich CFA Community Vietnam, Le Anh Trung  – a team member of the winning team said: “At this time, it’s really difficult to find the right word to explain our amazing feelings. But, we will be confident and try our best to represent Vietnam in the upcoming regional competition which is will be held in Malaysia next April”

The winning team will represent Vietnam at the Asia-Pacific regional round which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on  25th  – 26th of  April 2018. With us, let send them the best wishes for another great performance at the Regional competition.

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that offers students the unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts and compete with peers from the world’s top finance programs. This annual educational initiative promotes best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts through hands-on mentoring and intensive training in company analysis and presentation skills. The Challenge gathers students, investment industry professionals, publicly traded companies, and corporate sponsors together locally, regionally, and globally for a real world competition. Additionally, all participants are introduced to and held to the standard of the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.​

Last night, CFA Community Vietnam, the local chapter of CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals that promotes the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence in finance industry, hosted its 9th Annual Charter Award Ceremony at Pullman Saigon Centre Hotel. At the event, 35 new charterholders received their CFA charters from Mr. Nguyen Doan Hung, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Long, and Mr. McLean, Colin, MBA, FSIP, FCSI, FIA, a member of CFA Institue Board of Governor in the presence of more than 100 guests and society members in Vietnam.

New 35 CFA Charter holder in the CFA Charter Recognition of Vietnam 2017


Congratulating the new charter holders, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Long – Chairman of Hanoi Stock Exchange said: “CFA certification is not just only a certificate, it is the highest commitment to ethics, professionalism and professionalism. I would like to say great congratulations to all members of the CFA Institute right here. Hopefully with this certificate, you will contribute to the development of the country’s finances”

Representative from CFA Institute, Mr. McLean, Colin, MBA, FSIP, FCSI, FIA, a member of CFA Institue Board of Governor and also Founder and CEO of SVM Asset Management, an independent Edinburgh-based fund management group specialising in UK, European & Global equities congratulated to the new charters:  “By earning the CFA Charter, you also align yourself with the mission of CFA Institute – to lead the investment profession by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society. The key phrase here is “for the ultimate benefit of society”. This means that you not only dedicate yourself to the best outcomes for your clients, you also work to serve a greater purpose and a better future for our profession and for society”

Our honorable guest (from left to right) Mr. McLean Collin, Mr Nguyen Thanh Long and Mr. Nguyen Doan Hung.


Mr. McLean, Colin also shared about CARE framework which focuses on: CAREER development, AFFILIATION or networking opportunities, RECOGNITION and brand awareness of the Charter, and EDUCATION, specifically continuing professional development

CFA Institure designed to support it’s members and candidates through continuing professional development, career activities, networking, and social events.

To earn the CFA designation, candidates must pass all three levels of the exam (successful candidates often report dedicating in excess of 300 hours of study per level); meet the work experience requirements of four years in the investment industry; sign a commitment to abide by the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct; and become a member of CFA Institute.

CFA Community Vietnam