Top Four Finalists announced for the Vietnam CFA Institute Research Challenge 2017 – 2018.

Top four finalists will compete in Presentation Round in Ho Chi Minh City this December and the winner will then advance to represent Vietnam in Asia Regional Competition, to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 25th – 26th April 2018.



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On November 25th 2017, CFA Vietnam Community held a training in presentation skill for members of 15 outstanding teams participating in CFA Institute Research Challenge 2017 – 2018. The training session was hosted in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City at the same time with the purpose of helping participants to improve public speaking skills and ability to persuade. CFA Vietnam Community would like to bring the real world experience to university students, especially when this practice is becoming more important in securities companies and investment funds.

During the training, participants had valuable chances to meet and discuss with two top-tier experienced professionals in the industry, Ms. Pham Le Thu Nga, PhD. MBA. CFA. (Vice Dean of Faculty of Management and Tourism at Hanoi University and Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Thao, CFA. (Portfolio Manager at Eastpring Investments Fund. University students learnt to not only make a clear and comprehensive presentation but also communicate effectively with both judges and among team members.

CFA Research Challenge - Dr. Pham Le Thu Nga
Dr. Pham Le Thu Nga, CFA sharing with participants

 

Students also had an opportunity to meet the CFA Institute Research Challenge champion – Foreign Trade University (HCMC) from past years. Two team members from past year winning teams, Nguyen Hoang Ha and Pham Hoang Thien Phu, joined the training and shared their valuable lessons taken away from the involvements in the competition. These lessons include presentation preparation, logical thinking and ability to deal with challenging questions.

CFA Research Challenge - South
Southern students during the training

 

Noticeably, Pham Viet Duy, a team member of 2015 runner up, spent time sharing his career path following the Competition. Participating in Research Challenge is a tremendous experience for students to act and think as real-world equity analysts. At the same time, this Competition also open the doors to valuable internships or jobs at reputed and reliable organizations.

Northern students participating in the contest

 

Particularly, after two months of working hard on researching and analyzing Subject Company, Vietjet, four most outstanding teams moving to Presentation round are revealed as follow:

  1. Ho Chi Minh International University
  2. Banking Academy – Hanoi
  3. Foreign Trade University – HCMC
  4. Foreign Trade University – Hanoi

Top four finalists will compete in Presentation Round in Ho Chi Minh City this December and the winner will then advance to represent Vietnam in Asia Regional Competition, to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 25th – 26th April 2018.

More importantly, this year CFA Institute Research Challenge is honored to be sponsored by FTMS Vietnam – the leading educational organization in Vietnam with more than 30 years of experience in training international certificates in Investment, Finance, Accounting and Auditing. The sponsor will offer a total scholarship value of VND 2.8 billion for CFA level I, II, and III courses at FTMS Ho Chi Minh City and FTMS Hanoi.