UCCI students take on ethics challenge

| 14/04/2019
CNS Local Life
(L-R) Siddhant Jain Jaiswal and Richard Maparura of CFASCI; challenge winners Tiffany Gilbert, Aaliyah Knoxx and Charles Lewinson Jr; Dr Belinda Blessitt Vincent of UCCI; and Marco Calleja of EY

(CNS Local Life): The CFA Society of Cayman Islands (CFASCI) held its inaugural Ethics Challenge at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) on 1 April, in which seven teams of three students each competed in analysing and evaluating a case study identifying ethical dilemmas.

The problems presented were “based on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct with the goal of increasing knowledge and professionalism among future leaders”, said Siddhant Jain Jaiswal, audit manager at EY, in a UCCI press release. Jaiswal represented CFASCI in hosting the event along with Richard Maparura, the society’s education and membership chairman.

The team which took home the championship trophy comprised former student representative council president Charles Lewinson Jr, Tiffany Gilbert and Aaliyah Knoxx. The winning team also took home Beats headphones, with all competitors receiving gift certificates for their participation.

Dr Belinda Blessitt-Vincent, chair of the Department of Business Studies, said the participants did themselves and the institution proud. “As each team presented their case and responded to the judges’ questions, we all felt a sense of pride and accomplishment. Everyone was animated and resolutely defended their positions,” she said.

“EY was proud to sponsor the Ethics Challenge this year,” EY Cayman partner Marco Calleja added. “Integrity and sound judgment are pillars of our industry, and it was inspiring to see that the students are so well prepared for their careers. The event was a great way to show our support for the Cayman Islands community and its future leaders.”

UCCI president and CEO, Dr Stacy McAfee, joined senior leadership, faculty members students and parents who came out to support the participants. “I am so proud of our students who are embracing every opportunity they have to grow as ethical leaders,” she said. “These opportunities are possible when strategic industry partners invest in the future of young adults attending UCCI. We are grateful to these partners whose shared vision and support is essential.”

The business studies department is already looking ahead to 2020. “We hope CFASCI will host this event again next year,” said Blessitt-Vincent. “Our faculty members will continue to work assiduously to support our students and ensure that they take advantage of such enriching opportunities.”

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