Griffith CFA Challenge team finishes top three in Asia

The Griffith Team take the stage in Bangkok

A team of Griffith Business School finance students managed a distinguished top three finish in the Asia-Pacific regional round of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Research Challenge in Bangkok.

The five member team – Elias Greil, Rhyan Nash, Lisa Rawlings, Ruby Sethi and Riven Zhang –  presented a strong case to the judges who marked them highly as they argued their business case on a sell recommendation for their chosen ASX-listed company.

Best of the Aussie teams

Griffith finished the highest of the three Australian universities, Monash and Curtin, which competed at the Asia-Pacific Round Challenge.

Dr John Fan, a lecturer at the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics is the faculty adviser and was extremely proud of the team’s achievement.

“There were 25 or so teams involved from around the region and to finish as high as we did was pretty exciting.

“We argued our case methodically and expertly and I know the judges, who are all leading asset fund managers, were very impressed but it was exceedingly strong competition.”

The Griffith Team (l-R Ruby Sethi, Lisa Rawlings, Rhyan Nash, Elias Greil, Riven Zhang) finished third in the Asia-Pacific Challenge.

The Asia Pacific round was taken out by Singapore Management University who now challenge for the major prize in the global final in late April

Mr Ken Howard, a senior private wealth adviser from Morgans Financial was the industry adviser for the Griffith team.

To view Griffith’s presentation in Bangkok, click here with the team’s presentation starting at 1:02:18