The New York Society of Security Analysts Selects Student Teams to Present at Investment Competition

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Four finalist teams will present their recommendation on subject company Microsoft.

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The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) announced the selection of the four finalist teams for the New York Regional Final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge®. The student teams will present their research to a panel of senior Wall Street executives on March 4, 2013.

The final four teams for the New York Regional Final are:

1. Fordham University: Ken Boswell, Paul Kearney, Artem Khlevner, Jonathan LaSala, Elaine Lou

2. Montclair State University: Khalil Abdulnour, Mariusz Brzyzek, Maximilian Felderhoff, Richard Jimenez, Vilma Solano Jarquin

3. Pace University: Robert DeNotaristefani, Michael Miller, Justin Ortega, Ning Tian, Philipp Zahn

4. Seton Hall University: Todd Marco, Jason Marshall, Thomas Mazzeo, Lindsey Puliti, Rachel Rasmussen

Each of the four teams will have 20 minutes to convince the panel of the merits of the investment recommendations found in their written reports. The winner will advance to the Global Final in London, UK, on April 12, 2013.

To reach the finals, these four teams bested students from 18 top area business schools. The field was narrowed down to the Final Four on the basis of written reports and presentations on subject company, Microsoft Corporation. Founded in 1975, Microsoft’s mission is to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential by creating technology that transforms the way people work, play, and communicate. The company develops and markets software, services, and hardware that delivers new opportunities, greater convenience, and enhanced value to people's lives. Microsoft does business worldwide and has offices in more than 100 countries.

The CFA Institute Research Challenge® is sponsored by CFA Institute. eFinancialCareers is the New York Regional Final sponsor. Bloomberg is generously providing space at their headquarters for the New York Regional Final on March 4.

The Challenge is a global competition which tests the analytic, valuation, report writing, and presentation skills of university students. Local CFA societies host and launch local competitions involving teams of business and finance students from participating universities who work directly with a local company in researching and preparing a company analysis.

For more information on the New York Regional Competition, please visit

Press members with proper credentials who wish to attend may contact press(at)nyssa(dot)org. Space is limited.

The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) is a leading forum for the investment community. NYSSA’s mission is to promote best practices and the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry. With nearly 10,000 members, NYSSA is the largest of the 135 societies worldwide that make up CFA Institute, which has over 105,000 members.

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