CFA Research Challenge

22 Feb 2024

In our First participation in the CFA Research Challenge, Zayed University's team, under the supervision of Dr. Ibrahim Bostan, made an exemplary journey to the finals from November to February. The team, including students Maytha Saif Mohamed Boharoon Al Ali, Roudha Hamad Ghanem Nasser Almarri, Shahad Mohammed Rashed Khalifa Alghfeli, Qasayed Mohammad Essa Hassan Saleh and Latifa Ahmad Mohammad Bin Humaidan Alfalasi, embarked on a rigorous preparation schedule. This included multiple workshops, with a highlight being a session that featured a detailed financial report presentation by a senior manager from Abu Dhabi Ports, offering direct industry insights. A focused two-day workshop aimed at refining analytical skills and regular sessions with an Industry Mentor from the CFA Society Emirates further contributed to our preparedness. In the final round, our team's effort culminated in a comprehensive investment analysis on Abu Dhabi Ports, impressively delivered to seasoned finance judges. This effort, led by Dr. Ibrahim Bostan and demonstrated by our dedicated students, marked Zayed University's inaugural participation in the CFA Research Challenge, showcasing our students' capability for advanced financial analysis and presentation in a professional setting.