Harding University finance team places 16th in research challenge championship

Harding University’s Chartered Financial Analyst Investment team from the Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration placed 16th in the CFA Institute’s research challenge championship March 20-22 in Toronto. They competed against 775 other finance teams from North and South America.

 Harding’s team successfully defeated teams from universities including Kansas State, Belmont University, University of Pennsylvania and many more.

 “This year’s team is very strong,” said Ken Moran, assistant professor and sponsor for Harding’s finance team. “This competition is academically rigorous and accurately reflects the ‘real-world’ challenge faced by investment analysts every day.”

 As a result, these students placed Harding’s finance program in the top 2 percent finance programs in the Americas.

Front row - Taylor Pinch, a senior from Rockledge, Fla., and Kaylea White, a senior from Girard, Kan.; Back row - Ken Moran, assistant professor and faculty sponsor; Joshua Stevens, a senior from Arlington, Texas; Adin Menkin, a senior from Lago Vista, Texas; Matt Flowers, a senior from Huntsville, Ala.; and Ellis Sloan, assistant professor and faculty sponsor