The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge took place on March 7, 2015. Cathy Roy-Heaton’s team of Alfred Chow, Davinder Jhutty, Riley Rodewold,and Ben Scott represented the Bissett School of Business this year in the CFA Institute Research Challenge (Canadian Prairies) competition. This is the fifth consecutive year that we have entered a team in the competition. In keeping with a growing history of strong performances from MRU teams, this year’s team made a strong presentation that had any Mount Royal observer beaming with pride. In a field of contestants that has been growing in size, and where only one winner can be chosen, the team once again demonstrated that not only do we have a right to be there, we can give everyone a run for their money.
Much appreciation goes out to the team for the hours they have spent over two semesters preparing their report and their presentation. Many thanks to Cathy, whose leadership in this makes it possible for us to compete, and to our industry mentor Stephen Paget, who gives many hours to our team in the months leading up to the competition. This year’s competition was on Big Rock Brewery; students submit a written report in advance of the competition in addition to their presentation. The group has once again set the bar high for the next team that follows in their footsteps.