The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis.
Students work to research and analyze a publically traded company. Each university team should come up with a financial report with a recommendation to buy, sell or hold their assigned subject company.
The CFA Institute Research Challenge provides students with a unique chance to learn from leading industry experts and compete with peers from the world's top finance programs. This annual educational initiative promotes best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts through hands-on mentoring and intensive training in company analysis and presentation skills.
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Learn how you can participate in the Research Challenge as a student, a volunteer, or an industry, starting at the local level.
In the first eight years of this annual competition,15,000+ students from more than 1,000 universities around the world participated with the help of thousands of dedicated volunteers.