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Albers Team Wins Local Finals of CFA Institute Research Challenge

March 1, 2021

The team of five Seattle U students bested seven other teams from Washington and Oregon schools to win the local finals organized by CFA Society Seattle.

The Challenge is an annual competition for university students to test their skills as future financial analysts. Students work in teams to research and analyze a publicly-traded company and then write a research report on their assigned company with a buy, sell or hold recommendation.

This year marked the ninth time in 12 years that Seattle U has won the local competition. The Albers group will be advancing to the Americas sub-regional finals later this month. 

This year's competing teams were fielded by the University of Washington Bothell, the University of Washington Seattle, the University of Puget Sound, Central Washington University, Western Washington University, and the University of Oregon. The latter fielded two teams.

The CFA Institute Research Challenge win is the latest feather in the cap for the Finance department of Albers. In December 2020, the value of its student-run Redhawk Fund hit $1 million. The Masters in Finance program is also celebrating its 30th year.