Middlesex University Dubai’s star accounting and finance students have qualified to represent the UAE at the CFA MENA Investment Research Challenge taking place in Jordan at the end of March. Our students put up a fantastic professional presentation at the CFA research challenge held on Friday in Dubai. Mariyam, Maraheb, Shreyas, Samina and Reem all delivered an effective presentation on the valuation and investment strategy covering a sample company – Dubai Islamic Bank.
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 recommendation (Buy, Sell or Hold).
Several university teams participated in this year’s CFA Research competition and Middlesex students made it to the final round consisting of four teams. A panel of three judges observed and evaluated the presentations. Judges, by qualification, were CFA charter holders and, by profession, equity and finance analysts at leading companies. They were highly impressed with the Middlesex students’ professional presentation style and defense skills.
The team was mentored by Pallavi Kishore, Campus Programme Coordinator and Senior Lecturer, and industry mentor Mustafa Nadeem.