The CFA Societies Canada has named a group of four students from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management as winners of the 2018 CFA Societies Canadian Ethics Challenge, the organization announced on Monday.
The winners are Aamena Chatoo, James Beaudoin, Christian Cotroneo and Natalie Dokmajian.
The Ethics Challenge was created to increase knowledge and professionalism among future finance professionals. For the challenge, participants are asked to evaluate a case study identifying ethical dilemmas based on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
“With our strong commitment to upholding our code of ethics and standards of professional conduct, one of CFA Societies Canada’s mandates is ensuring that Canadian finance professionals are equipped to quickly and reliably identify and resolve ethical conflicts at work,” says Clayton Gall, chairman and president council representative, CFA Societies Canada, in a statement.
“The CFA Societies Canada Ethics Challenge can be a future charterholder’s first introduction to this, helping them to gain awareness of the complex challenges placed on professionals in our industry,” he added.
The winners were honoured at a reception in Vancouver on May 3.