The Appalachian State University team advanced to the semi-final round of competition at the Americas Regional of the CFA Institute Research Challenge in Atlanta, GA, April 16.
Although the group was not selected as one of the five US finalists to compete in the Americas Regional Finals, they competed well and gained valuable experience. It was the second time that a team from Appalachian advanced to the semi-final round.
Appalachian's team, part of the business college's Bowden Investment Group (BIG), won the N.C. CFA Institute Research Challenge in February.
"Earning a spot in the semi-finals was a great accomplishment for our students," said Finance Professor Delbert Goff, who serves as a faculty advisory for BIG. "They made it to the final 20 teams out of a pool of several hundred that started the competition in North and South America. This pool included many of the top rated business schools in the world."
The team members are Senior Finance and Banking major Caitlin Owings, from Huntersville; Finance and Banking and Economics double major Junior Matthew Wine also from Huntersville; Finance and Economics Senior Nathan Birmingham from Moorseville; and Finance and Banking Senior Brett Featherstone from Hickory.