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CASE COMPETITION
FINANCIAL STRATEGY AND CONSULTING CHALLENGE

Calling all finance enthusiasts and problem solvers! Want a chance to showcase your critical thinking abilities, demonstrate your creative flair, and construct practical recommendations to real-world problems? If so, then we have a challenge for you!

The financial world is in a constant state of flux, and it is imperative for undergraduates to understand the intricacies of this change and the drivers involved. As financial markets become increasingly interconnected to almost every other sector, there is a growing need for students to understand many of the developments that are currently taking place.

Undergraduates studying in Hong Kong and expecting to graduate in 2020, 2021, or 2022 are eligible to apply.

The competition does not place restrictions on major choice or discipline. We encourage students with a keen interest in the financial world and/or management consulting, as well as individuals that enjoy problem solving, to apply.

Interested students must form teams of three to four, and teams can be composed of any mix of major and year group.

KEY DATES

28 September: Application deadline

2 October: Case release

14 October: First deliverable deadline

18 October: First deliverable results release

TBC (late October): Consultant review session

TBC (late October): Finals

CHALLENGE AT A GLANCE: FOREIGN ASSET MANAGERS IN CHINA

In recent years, Chinese regulators have instituted a range of measures designed to open up China’s asset management market to greater foreign competition. At present, foreign players can operate in China as asset management joint ventures (“JVs”) or wholly foreign-owned enterprises (“WFOEs”). A number of incumbents are re-evaluating their operating models, and aspirant players are looking at these measures as an opportunity to consider their market entry options. How should foreign asset management players choose to operate in China?

Details of the full challenge, including information on specific deliverables, logistics, and submission details, will be released to interested candidates once applications are sent in and processed.

HOW YOU CAN JOIN

Every team will need a team name and has to allocate one person to act as the team leader – this individual will be designated as the key contact point for the team.

In order to participate as a competing team in the challenge, team leaders will be required to email careers@quinlanandassociates.com with subject line “Q&A Challenge Application: (Team Name) from (University Name)”. The email should consist of the names, primary email addresses, majors, year levels, universities, and CVs of all members. All fellow team members must also be CCed in the email. Please ensure all attached CVs are in PDF format.

The deadline for applications is at 11:59pm, on Friday, the 28th of September, 2018.