8 April, 2016, 9:34 am – SENIOR financial management students from the College of
Commerce and Business Administration won in two national competitions last

The team of Lorenzo Luis Dakis, Arthur Ramos and Diane Macalinao
emerged as the champion in the National Finance Competition (NFC) 2016 last Feb.
27at the Development Bank of the Philippines in Makati.

The competition was organized by the Junior Confederation of
Finance Associations Philippines, an umbrella organization of more than 70
college-based finance organizations nationwide.

The students received full scholarships from the Chartered
Institute for Securities and Investment, a London-based professional body for
financial and investment.

The team also joined the Inter-Collegiate Finance Competition
(ICFC) at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas last November 2015, where they placed

“Competitions like NFC and ICFC prepare a student to handle the
losses, to work in a team, and to give a taste of the tough nature of the
[finance] industry,” Ramos said in an interview with the Varsitarian.

Meanwhile, UST’s finance team composed of Chris Abecia, Welsey
Tiujanco, Wendy Estacio, Ruegene Atanacio and Kimberly dela Cruz won second
place in the Investment Research Challenge 2016 last Feb. 23 at the
Philippine Stock Exchange in Pasig.

The competition aimed to promote ethics and practices in equity
research through analysis and presentation. It was organized by the Chartered
Financial Analyst Society Philippines, an association of investment

“Participating in this competition is a reaffirmation for the
University that the students are fully capable of taking on big
responsibilities in the business sector, because the students have been given
all that is necessary. It is up to us students how we take these lessons and
put these to good work,” Antacio told the Varsitarian. Mary Grace


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