Get Involved - Industry

Affiliation with the CFA Institute Research Challenge gives you the advantage of

  • Interaction with approximately 3,500 finance and business students from more than 775 of the world’s top universities
  • Opportunities to network with senior investment professionals, officers of publicly traded companies, and finance and business faculty from leading universities around the world
  • Global media exposure to more than 100,000 CFA Institute members through international financial industry press coverage of the event featuring participants such as Warren Buffett

Public Companies

Each Research Challenge team analyzes a public company, writes a report that is reviewed and judged by CFA charterholders, and presents to a panel of local investment professionals. Companies that make their senior management available for questions and research gain unbiased research and recommendations from student teams.

Corporate Sponsors

Corporate sponsors can reach local, regional, and global markets by sponsoring the CFA Institute Research Challenge. Several sponsorship packages are available.

Your firm’s sponsorship will help offset the cost of travel, lodging, venues, event materials, transportation, and other expenses associated with an event of this size.

If you would like to learn more about how your company can become the focus of the student’s research, please us via e-mail: