Cranfield University win UK Final of 2017 Research Challenge: The 'Investment Olympics'

Thursday 23 March 2017

CFA UK are delighted to announce that Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University has won the UK competition of the CFA Institute Research Challenge and now advances to EMEA Regional Final. The Research Challenge was introduced to a global audience in 2006 and is considered to be the 'Investment Olympics' for university students.

The winning Cranfield University team is made up of:

  • XiangYing Zhu (Shine)
  • Yuan-Yi Ou Yang (Dustin)
  • Edward Khoo
  • Nestor Mikhaylivskiy
  • Christian Propst

Cranfield University


The following universities competed with Cranfield University at the UK final.

> University of Exeter Business School, University of Exeter 
> King's College School of Management & Business, King's College London
> Sterling Management School, University of Sterling

Each university sent a team of three to five students to participate in the local challenge. The students from Cranfield University will now travel to the EMER Regional Final where they will match their wits, analytical skills and presentation abilities against student teams from around the world.

All EMER Regional Final and the Global Final will take place the week of 26-28 April 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The students presented their analysis and buy/sell/hold recommendations on G4S – an LSE listed, FTSE 250, global integrated security company - to a panel of expert judges. Their presentation at the UK final was the culmination of months of research - including looking at competitors and clients - and presentation training.

Download Research Challenge UK Final brochure. 

You can view the event photos here.