Finance Students Took Home Top Prizes in ACG and CFA Competitions in 2017

Posted 1.4.2018

CFA Competition winners 2017

Weatherhead School of Management students stood out at major regional competitions in 2017, taking home top prizes in Cleveland’s ACG Cup, a case study competition that focuses on mergers and acquisitions and in an Equity Research Challenge hosted by the CFA Society of Cleveland

MSM-Finance student Brian Parro, who is enrolled in the integrated program, was part of the all-Weatherhead team that took home second place at the AGC Cup. The third place team was made up entirely of Weatherhead MSM-Finance students, and included Junwei Li, Xinxin Zhang, Aoxue Li, Xiarui Zhang and Yuhe Zhang. The ACG Cup not only allows students to gain valuable experience presenting advice on valuation, capital, markets and strategic mergers and acquisitions, students are also able to network with growth professionals in the field. 

Just a little over a month later, five Weatherhead students, along with their faculty mentor Scott Fine, went to The City Club of Cleveland to compete in an Equity Research Challenge hosted by the CFA Society of Cleveland. The teams were tasked with completing an in-depth financial analysis and, ultimately, a recommendation on whether or not to buy, sell or hold on a company's stock. This year's local company of choice was Parker Hannifin. Weatherhead students took home top prize, and the winning team included MSM-Finance students Aravind Nair, Alec White and Evan Harris. 

As a result of their win, the team traveled to Seattle in April to compete against schools from across North, Central and South America. 

Pictured above is the winning team from the CFA competition: Reuben Treatman (MAcc, '17), Aravind Nair (MSM-Finance, '17), Alec White (MSM-Finance '17), Yanisel Jordan (MBA '17), Evan Harris (MSM-Finance '17), Scott Fine (Professor, Banking & Finance)

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