HAEC Business students compete in the CFA Institute Research Challenge

12 December 2016, 12:00 am

A team of 5 Hellenic American College Business students has entered the 6th Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute Research Challenge. They'll be competing again student teams from the Athens University of Economics & Business, ALBA, the University of Macedonia and the University of the Aegean. The winner of the national competition will represent Greece in the EMEA regional finals in Prague this coming April.

The research challenge is a worldwide competition involving student teams from 925 universities in 75 countries. The team's task is to analyze a publicly traded company—including interview with the company management—and then present their research and investment proposal to a committee of investment professionals. This year the Greek teams will be looking at OPAP, the lottery enterprise.

The Hellenic American College team is made up of Izaoura Mantsai, Georgia Lymperopoulou, Andreas Ioannis Tsagkournis, Anxhela Dauti and Nikolas Margos. Serving as advisor to the team is Hellenic American University Business faculty member Solon Molho, a certified international investment analyst himself, whose idea it was to put the team together. As the students work on their analysis and prepare their presentation, they will also benefit from the advice of an industry mentor, Katerina Zaharopoulou.

Molho is optimistic about the team's chances of winning the national competition. Whatever the outcome, however, he is certain that the team will benefit from their involvement in a real-life learning experience as equity analysts and gain exposure to leading industry professionals in Greece.