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College of Management wins in the reg’l championship of Inter-Collegiate Finance Competition

The UPV team bagged the top prize in the Western Visayas leg of the 19th Inter-Collegiate Finance Competition (ICFC). The nationwide eliminations was simultaneously held on September 29, 2017 in various sites around the country.

Team UPV is composed of Lyka Ranette Borja, Edsel Francis Lima, and Jan Vincent Ybut – all of whom are 5th year BS in Accountancy students at the College of Management, UP Visayas, Iloilo City campus. Prof. Arthur Barrido was coach of the team.

The team is set to compete in the national finals on November 28 at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in Manila.

The Western Visayas elimination was held at Santuario de La Salle at the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, and was participated in by eight other schools in the region.

The ICFC is a project of the Junior Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co., a leading global financial services firm and one of the largest banking institutions in the United States.

The main objective of the ICFC is to expose business students to world-class finance education standards. The questions asked in the competition were patterned after the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 examination.

Thru the participation of the best business schools in the country, the ICFC aims to promote networking and friendship, exchange of ideas, and cooperation among participants. (With sources from FINEX and JPMorgan Chase & Co.)

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