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College of Management named Champion in the 20th Inter-Collegiate Finance Competition

The UPV CM team once again bagged the top prize in the Western Visayas leg of the 20th Inter-Collegiate Finance Competition (ICFC). The Western Visayas elimination was held at the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, and was participated in by seven other schools in the region. The nationwide eliminations were simultaneously held on October 26, 2018 in various sites around the country.

Team UPV is composed of Leanne Aila Monserate, Anne Palacio, and Anna Marie Revisado–all of whom are 5th year BS in Accountancy students at the College of Management, UP Visayas, Iloilo City campus. Prof. Arthur Barrido, Dean of the College of Management, was coach of the team.

UPV CM placed 8th in the nationwide ranking with over 60 participating schools. The team is set to compete against 19 other schools in the national finals on November 23 at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in Manila.

Now on its 20th year, the annual ICFC is hailed by many business schools as the toughest and most prestigious finance quiz bowl in the country covering questions in corporate finance, investments, portfolio management, financial reporting, economics, and ethics.

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, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Prof. Arthur Barrido)

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