/ 12 October 2021

A GROUP of management engineering students from the Ateneo de Manila University took home the inaugural Local Finals of the Chartered Financial Analyst Ethics Challenge held virtually last October 9, 2021.

Team Astraea – composed of Tiffany Diane Golangco, Kathleen Anne Go, and Shenzen Golez – bested other universities in the competition.

The group received a trophy, medals, and a cash prize of P40,000.

The university said that the Ethics Challenge is a competition between university-sponsored teams that analyze cases with a variety of ethical dilemmas.

“The case incorporates common ethical issues and the application of the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct,” ADMU said.

“For the first round of the challenge, participants were asked to write a report on a case centered on violations of the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct and subsequent recommendations about how these violations should be addressed,” it added.

Out of 20 participating universities, the top four teams were selected to advance to the presentation round.

These schools are the ADMU, San Beda College-Alabang, Technological Institute of the Philippines-Manila, and the University of the Philippines Diliman.

The teams were scored by the panel of judges that include Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner Ephyro Amatong, Cocolife Asset Management President Julio Bucoy, Social Security System Executive Vice President for Investments Sector Rizaldy Capulong, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Managing Director and Chief Audit Exeuctive Jane Chiong, and Philippine Stock Exchange Chief Operating Oficer Roel Refran.

Team Astraea will represent CFA Society Philippines in the regional round to compete with other CFA Societies in Asia.