12 November 2018

ICU will award the top scorer this year with a grant to cover all exams-related expense for the CFA exam

ICU SPONSORS CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE IN UKRAINE 2018-2019

ICU, an independent asset management, private equity and investment advisory firm specialising in Central and Eastern Europe, today announces its sponsorship of the CFA Institute Research Challenge in Ukraine 2019, an annual competition that promotes best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts in Ukraine. ICU is also the main partner for the challenge and this year, ICU will award the top scorer this year with a grant to cover all exams-related expense for the CFA exam.

 

Each student participant in the competition will be tested on their analytic, valuation, report writing and presentation skills and gain invaluable work experience in the role of a research analyst through hands-on mentoring and intensive training.

 

The challenge is run in collaboration with the CFA Society Ukraine which brings together more than 200 representatives of the investment profession within the country. The organization is non-governmental, non-for-profit, run by volunteers and is part of the worldwide network of Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) societies that are member societies of CFA Institute.

 

The winning teams will travel to Zurich on 10 – 11 April 2019 to compete in the EMEA Regional Final against teams from 30 other countries.

 

ICU’s sponsorship is part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to supporting initiatives that promote best practice in the next generation of financial services professionals in Ukraine. As part this initiative, ICU has a strategic partnership with Kyiv School of Economics and supports all their student-focused initiatives in this regard.

 

Makar Paseniuk, Managing Partner, ICU, said:

 

“We are pleased to sponsor yet another year of CFA Institute Research Challenge. We believe it is vital for the success of Ukraine to continue supporting key educational initiatives that instil best professional and ethical practices in our future leaders.”

 

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For further information, please contact

 

Montfort Communications

Shireen Farhana / Louis Supple

(+44 (0)203 770 7906 / +44 (0)203 770 7914)

ICU@montfort.london

 

Notes to Editors

 

About ICU

 

ICU is an independent asset management, private equity and investment advisory firm specialising in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe.

 

Founded in 2006 by senior investment professionals from ING, ICU is Ukraine's leading asset manager. ICU currently manages over $500m in assets.

 

ICU’s veteran investment team has experience in private equity, high yield corporate debt, distressed debt, restructurings and other special situations across a number of emerging markets. Investment decisions are supported by robust macroeconomic and sectoral analyses from the in-house team of research economists.

 

ICU aims to provide its clients with superior risk-adjusted returns across a number of asset classes. The firm is expanding its reach into key European markets via a combination of organic growth and acquisition and continues to expand the range its investment offerings. 

 

About CFA Society Ukraine

 

CFA Society Ukraine is the Ukrainian Society of Investment Professionals that unites more than 200 representatives of the investment profession within the country.

 

The Mission of CFA Society Ukraine is to bring value to its members and the community by leading the investment profession in Ukraine through setting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence. CFA Ukraine key objectives are to create a local investment professional network, to provide comprehensive continuous educational opportunities, to provide career development and job placement opportunities for its members, to increase awareness in Ukraine about CFA Program and CFA designation as the global standard for investment profession, to enhance implementation of CFA Institute principals of ethics, education and professional excellence within the investment industry in Ukraine.

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