Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman

The victory in the student competition of financial analysts «CFA Institute Research Challenge in Ukraine»16 February 2015р.

On 13 February 2015 an important event in the student's academic life of Kyiv National Economic University happened. The team of KNEU won the first place at the fifth annual authoritative international competition of financial analysts «CFA Institute Research Challenge in Ukraine» and received an opportunity to represent Ukraine in Amsterdam in the EMEA Regional Final. The team captain - Zakhar Deriuga, Yevhen Zayarnyi, Bogdan Baras, Anastasiia Vikhrova and Yuliia Klen – the students of the Faculty of International Economics and Management passed a rigorous selection of 27 Ukrainian teams which applied for participation in this project and brilliantly presented their research on the company RTL Group - media holding - in the Local Final.

On the first stage ten best teams were chosen on the basis of the evaluation of their written reports examined by experts from leading international consulting and investment companies, such as Deloitte, E&Y, KPMG, Dragon Capital and others. Participants have been working worked hard for four months, collecting and analyzing the financial position of the company and the industry in general, making complex calculations and learning from experienced mentors. The team of KNEU under the guidance of professor of the department of international economics Larysa Antoniuk and with the help of industry mentor Ivan Sichkar has shown excellent results. On the stage there were no better than our students – the best presentation, professionalism, intelligence, confidence, energy and enthusiasm, and above all – a good preparation of contestants were highly assessed by experienced professionals. The students of KNEU have won an opportunity to represent Ukraine at the European final CFA due to their excellent performance. Another component of their success is a great teamwork. A few months of hard work have made these students a real team, which worked as a one whole, and in which, however, everyone has remained themselves and has had an opportunity to show their best qualities and talents.

We sincerely congratulate with the victory! There is no doubt that many interesting challenges are awaiting you ahead, so we wish inspiration, persistence and future achievements in the European Final!!!

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