Pictured are the Captain and Vice-Captain of the NUI Galway team (centre), Adrian Bushell and Fergal Brennan with Caitriona McGuinness, President CFA Ireland and Simon Harris TD and Minister for State.
Mar 10 2015 Posted: 12:40 GMT

Competition sees students from Irish universities compete for most professional analysis of a quoted Irish company

In front of a panel of leading financial services professionals, a student team from NUI Galway retained the prestigious Chartered Financial Analysts Ireland 'Global Investment Research Challenge' title. Having won the competition in 2014 analysing Ryanair, this year's team took home the trophy with their analysis of Kingspan.

The Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. It offers students a unique hands-on opportunity to learn from industry experts and to compete with peers from the world’s top finance programmes.

The NUI Galway team comprised of four students from the Master of Economic Science International Finance programme, Adrian Bushell from Tuam, Co. Galway, Fergal Brennan and Niall Deasy, both from Ennis, Co. Clare, and Sarunas Ramanauskas from Galway City, and Bachelor of Commerce student, Adam Mollen from Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

NUI Galway Academic Mentor and Lecturer in Financial Economics, Cian Twomey said: “It’s a fabulous achievement to have retained the title. It speaks volumes as to the high calibre of students taking our programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.”

The NUI Galway team now proceeds to the European Middle-East Africa (EMEA) finals in Amsterdam in early April.

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