28 февраля 2022 г.

Yesterday, the Local Final of the Research Challenge 2021-2022 took place. Regardless the dramatic events of recent days, the event was not postponed, and six teams gathered to compete for the two winning places in their bid to advance to the EMEA and global stages of the competition.

The Final was judged by four investment professionals, including Maxim Matveev, CFA, CEO at the Aterra Capital; David Pulestone Nicholls, CFA, Assistant Portfolio Advisor at East Capital; Artur Aleksanyan, CFA, Executive Director, Model Risk Management & Validation; and Dmitry Danilin, CFA, Executive Director, Research department, Sovcombank.

According to judges, all teams’ level of research was high, so it was hard to determine two ultimate winners. After thorough deliberation, we are glad to announce two best teams of this year’s Local stage – they are Team O (International College of Economics and Finance, National Research University Higher School of Economics), advisor Dmitry Kachalov and mentor Kirill Chuyko, Head of research, BCS Global Markets; and Team K (Moscow State University), advisor Sergey Studnikov and mentor Ilya Gurov, CFA, CFO at Capital Railcar Repair Company – congratulations and good luck at the international stages!

Rankings of the other teams that participated in the Local Final are as follows:

3. Team R – New Economic School, advisor Oleg Shibanov, mentor Anzhelika Popova, analyst at Direct Holding

4. Team G – Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg - advisor Carlos Rincon, mentor Nikolai Durmanov

5. Team D – Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, advisor Semen Bogatyrev, mentor Igor Petrov, CFA, Principal Banker at EBRD

6. Team W – Saint Petersburg State University, advisor Egor Nikulin, mentor Jevgenijs Zagorovskis, CFA. Director at Qatar Investment Authority.

We thank all the participants of the competition and hope that it was great experience for you! See your colleagues next year.


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