For the third year in a row Boise State students won the regional competition of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute’s Global Investment Research Challenge (GIRC). The GIRC is an annual competition that provides university students with an opportunity to perform a comprehensive financial analysis and valuation of a publicly traded company. The students present their research to a panel of CFA judges. The Boise State team worked on Micron Technology. The team members were Ashleigh Anderson, Erin Ward, Jessica Bottelberghe, Nam Do and Steven Gabrielsen. The annual competition includes teams from BYU-Idaho, Idaho State University, College of Idaho and Northwest Nazarene University.
Boise State’s victory will see the team travel to the Americas competition to be held in Chicago during April. Indicative of the prestige of the program, CFA Institute will pay airfare, three nights in the Hilton Chicago Hotel in downtown Chicago, food and all ancillary expenses for the teams and their faculty mentors.