Four students from the School of Accounting and Finance teamed up to win the championship in the Hong Kong Local Final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge 2020-2021. They were Bachelor of Business Administration students Kennedy Jin Xiyang (Accounting and Finance), Khoo Chen Kang (Financial Services), Grace Lin Guanxiu (Accounting and Finance) and Master of Science in Accounting and Finance Analytics student Dora Liu Tianmeiduo.


The team researched a subject company and wrote a report from the perspective of independent analysts to get one of the highest scores before entering the local final competition where they delivered a presentation to a panel of judges.


Hosted by the CFA Institute, the Research Challenge is an annual global equity research competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. This year’s competition took place online with the local final competition held by the CFA Society Hong Kong.