Harding University


March 27, 2013

Finance team places top 16 in research challenge championship

The Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration's Chartered Financial Analyst Investment team placed in the top 16 teams 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 of finance programs in the Americas.

PHOTO: 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.