From left, Golden Griffin Fund financial team members Carl Larsson, Ryan Zimmer, Matt Coad, Kevin Monheim and Stephen Miller (not shown) won the CFA Institute Research Challenge Global Championship, emerging first among 4,000 students. Derek Gee/Buffalo News
Five students win international contest testing financial analysis skills
Commencement is around the corner and the real world is waiting, and now Ryan Zimmer can add an impressive credential to his résumé: world champion financial analyst.
Zimmer and four other Canisius College students recently won an international financial analysis skills competition that pitted them against 4,000 students from 865 colleges across the globe.
The Canisius victory marked the first time since 2007 that a team from the United States captured the CFA Institute Research Challenge Global Final title.
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Finance professionals will have the rare opportunity to attend a Who’s Who of financial industry leaders next month. On March 29, 2012, a host of notable speakers will gather to discuss and debate key issues in investments at the second annual Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) II Forum. “This is the first academia-hosted event of this magnitude in New York City,” said Dr. David Sauer, managing director and program chair, citing top names in the field such as Guy Adami (of CNBC’s “Fast Money”) and Abby Cohen (president of the Global Markets Institute and senior investment strategist at Goldman Sachs)—to name a few.
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The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) will be working with the Sanford I. Weill Institute in order help locate volunteers to teach high school students basic information about finance and business. The Sanford I. Weill Institute, sponsored largely by Citi Foundation, is embedded into the normal school day at the High School of Economics & Finance and runs on Wednesdays from 1:24 p.m. to 2:24 p.m., starting April 28th through June 9th.
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Like most finance and investments undergraduate students in Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, I was preparing to land a job at one of the major financial firms. But virtually no one anticipated the global financial meltdown that began in the summer of 2007 and led to the demise of many of the world’s largest financial firms. This made an already competitive job market more competitive.
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On Thursday, July 30, the SEMI Program held its year-ending reception dinner at the Westin New York at Times Square. Students, mentors, and past participants all took part in the festivities celebrating the end of another successful SEMI season.
At the event, NYSSA Student Committee Chair Virginia Donner announced the winning team of the SteepleChase Competition and thanked all students and mentors for coming.
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A team of students from Fordham University edged out the competition from Rutgers Business School, Cornell University, and Stony Brook University to take top honors at the 8th Annual Investment Research Challenge. The students from Fordham—Thomas Messineo, Alex Ng, Jonathan Ball, and Ravi Misra—will now move on to the 4th Annual Global Investment Research Challenge in Hong Kong, where they will once again present their analysis of the subject company, Bitstream (NASDAQ: BITS). Messineo, the team captain, and Ball took some time out of their preparations to answer a few questions.
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NYSSA awarded the Heloise S. Ham Scholarship to three deserving participants from the SEMI program: Patrick Dluzniewski, Baruch College; Sameed Musvee, Columbia University; and Joseph Tinti, Fordham University.
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