SFE Award to Edinburgh Students

Students on Edinburgh University’s MSc in Finance & Investment programme were recently set the challenge of creating a documentary illustrating a specific disruption in financial markets, as part of their Financial Markets course. The winners of the award, sponsored by SFE, created an outstanding documentary on shareholder activism incorporating current scholarship and the team’s own empirical analysis.

The winning team of four students, Marek Grossman, Opeyemi Otaniyi, Moyosore Adeyoye and Niklas Hollmann, shared the top prize of £1000 between them, with two teams of runners up each sharing £500. The runners up produced documentaries which analysed the UK peer-to-peer lending market, and captured the ins and outs of automated robo-advisers through a high-impact animation.

SFE Chief Executive Owen Kelly said:

“It is important for an industry body such as SFE to recognise the talent we have in our universities, who are studying to be the next generation of leaders in our industry.  The documentaries produced by the Financial Markets students are extremely impressive and we are delighted to recognise them in this small way.”

Alistair Haig, Financial Markets course organiser, said: 

“The student experience is of paramount importance to University of Edinburgh Business School, and we’re committed to creating innovative learning opportunities.

“Each and everyone one of the teams’ videos successfully tackled real disruptions in financial markets and demonstrated a great deal of creativity to explain complex issues, and their impacts on wider society in plain English. We were truly blown away by the quality and professionalism on show.”