University Ethics Challenge 2020
About the CFA Society Singapore University Ethics Challenge 2020
CFA Society Singapore is organizing the third University Ethics Challenge. Undergraduates will be introduced a new approach to ethics pedagogy through experiential learning. The CFA Society Singapore University Ethics Challenge embodies the mission of CFA Institute by promoting “the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence.” In addition, it focuses on many of the elements of CFA Institute’s Future of Finance initiative. Equally as important, it helps prepare those entering the investment profession for the ethical challenges that they will face in the workplace.
How It Works
Due to the Covid-19 situation, the 2020 competition format will be conducted via an online platform for both the Singapore finals and the regional finals. We will also be reducing the number of team members from five to three members per team to increase engagement and lower the barrier to participation. Teams will be given case studies to analyse and recommend the way forward.
Benefits of Participation
- Increase awareness of real-world ethical dilemmas and prepares students for how to handle them.
- Prepares students for interviews when financial institutions pose ethical dilemma questions during internship and job interviews.
- Improves student presentation and teamwork skills
- Augments classroom learning by combining theory and practice
- Provides professional networking opportunities for students and faculty.
- Demonstrates the importance of strong ethics to tomorrow’s professionals.
Read more about: The Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct
Read more about: Ethics & Standards for Investment Professionals
The Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct video series is a 22-part primer to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct (Code and Standards), the ethical benchmark for investment professionals globally. Participating teams will find the content helpful to learn about the fundamental ethical principles applicable to the investment profession and identify common ethical dilemmas and possible ways to resolve them. Each video conveys the key concepts of the standard, recommended compliance practices, and provides case studies to allow users to practice application of the standard to real world scenarios.
Email us at ethicschallenge@ cfasocietysingapore.org
2020 UNIVERSITY ETHICS CHALLENGE TIMELINE
Closes end September
Kickoff Meeting – Introduction to Ethics / Ethics Workshop
“Ethical Decision-making framework”
Venue: SBF Centre, Seminar Room (Level 6)
Time: 8.45am to 1pm
Preliminary case release (1200 hrs)
Preliminary Case Report Submission (1200 hrs)
Announcement of Final 4 Teams to be advanced to Grand Finals
Final Case Release
Submission of presentation & executive summary (1000 hrs)
Ethics challenge finals (0800 hrs)
CONGRATULATIONS to the winning team of the University Ethics Challenge 2019, The Whistleblowers from National University of Singapore!