CFA Institute Research Challenge
An educational initiative that promotes best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts
The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition which provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis and professional ethics. Each student participant will be tested on their analytic, valuation, report writing and presentation skills and gain real-world experience as they assume the role of a research analyst.
The CFA Institute Research Challenge is a great test for all students who are bold enough to face it. But, like any great challenge, the opportunities and rewards it offers are even greater. This annual global equity research competition provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. Working in teams, students gain real-world experience as they assume the role of research analysts and are judged on their ability to value a stock, write a research report, and present their recommendations.
Is your university up to the challenge? Form your team and give your students the opportunity to compete against their peers from other schools to see who will become the local, regional, and global champions. Your participation also gives you the chance to showcase your university on a highly visible local, national, and global stage.
Last year, more than 5,000 students from over 900+ universities worldwide are participating in local challenges, leading to the regional and global competitions hosted by CFA Institute.
Benefits of participation:
Showcase your university on a global scale
Augment classroom learning
Provide career opportunities for students
Give students practical training equity research and exposure to industry experts
Network with professionals, peers from other universities, and others in the community
Elevate your school’s reputation and standing against competing schools
First step in the path towards becoming a charterholder
Registration for 2024 CFA Institute Research Challenge is now open
Subject company for 2022-23 season is Intel
Registration for 2023 CFA Institute Research Challenge is now open
Odessa National University is the Local winner
Odessa National I.I.Mechnikov University is the winner of the 2022 CFA Institute Research Challenge Ukrainian local competition.
KSE Team is a Champion of CEE Region
In 2021 the winner of the Ukrainian Local Final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge became the champion of CEE Sub-Regional Final. Congratulations to the team!