Seton Hall’s CFA Challenge Group Prepares for National Competition

By Amanda Sulkosky,
Stillman News Writer

March 10, 2017 was a victorious day for Seton Hall University, or more specifically Anthony Pescetto, John Gallagher, Jonathan Glincman, Katie McCarthy, and Mark Moskwa.

These successful students, who are all students of the Stillman School of Business, were able to win the New York Region Championship for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge.

The competition began in October 2016 when teams from 22 universities and colleges from the tri-state area were assigned a mentor and asked to prepare a written research report that would be presented.

The team advisors for the Seton Hall Team are David Dineen, a portfolio manager at Granahan Investment Management, Inc., and Professor Anthony Loviscek, chair of the Department of Finance.

The research reports were submitted in January 2017, when a panel of New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) volunteers graded them and the top four teams were chosen.

The “Final Four” teams came from Binghamton University, Fordham University, Marist College, and Seton Hall University.

The four teams then presented their reports and Seton Hall came out victorious.

The next steps for the team are to represent the New York Region in the Americas Regional Competition.

This event will take place April 6-7 in Seattle, Washington.

Pescetto, the team captain, was very excited about the upcoming competition and stated, “The team and I are very excited about representing both Seton Hall University and the New York Region in Seattle. We have been working since October to earn the title as #1 in the New York Region and now we hope to earn the same title at the Americas Competition in April. The competition will be fierce, but we will continue to put the hours in and put our best foot forward when we arrive in Seattle.”

The winner of the Americas Regional Competition will advance to the CFA Global Final, where they will compete against the winners from the Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions.

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 print edition.

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