Telfer School of Management wins CFA Society Toronto ethics challenge

By The IJ Staff | February 14 2018 11:30AM

The University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management has won the 2018 CFA Society Toronto Ethics Challenge. 

The Ethics Challenge is a country-wide competition, which aims to develop students' awareness of ethical dilemmas they may encounter as future investment practitioners. Teams study a case and present their analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges selected by the CFA Society. The winners of the Toronto chapter of the CFA societies' Challenge will be moving on to a national competition held on May 3 in Vancouver.

Negotiating ethical dilemmas

The winning team members were James Beaudoin, Aamena Chatoo, Christian Cotroneo, Natalie Dokmajian, and Nicholas Pelchat, led by faculty advisor Pouya Safi. The team won due to  their ability to negotiate ethical dilemmas in a real-life investment scenario and present their case to a panel of seasoned investment professionals.   

"The 2018 CFA Society Toronto Ethics Challenge was a demanding and thought-provoking exercise for the four participating schools and they definitely rose to the challenge,” said Aaron Vale, CFA, and one of the judges of the competition.

CFA Code of Ethics

“The judges were amazed at how reflective and thorough the students were in identifying key ethical considerations and utilizing the CFA Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct in assessing the case. Even better, the students provided practical solutions to address the ethical infractions which showed real learning."