M.Sc. Asset Management students represented UCC in the Irish Final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge.
The CFA Institute Research Challenge is a global contest that tests the skills of aspiring stock analysts. This year’s finalists included teams DCU, NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork who researched and analysed Irish recruitment and staffing company, CPL Resources.
The UCC team, representing the Cork University Business School, included Ronan Barry, Alex Lynch, Hugh O’Leary and Junchao Ma, all from the M.Sc. Asset Management programme. The team applied the finance and valuation knowledge they have learned on the Masters to present and recommend a HOLD recommendation on CPL shares.
The team were mentored by Dr. Mark Mulcahy CFA, Director M.Sc. Asset Management programme, and Killian Buckley CFA from Davy.
The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. Students gain real-world experience as they assume the role of a research analyst and are tested on their ability to value a stock, write an initiation-of-coverage report, and present their recommendations to a panel of industry professionals.
Applications for the M.Sc. Asset Management programme can be made here using the course code CKL40.