The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis and professional ethics. Each student will be tested on their analytical, valuation, report writing, and presentation skills. They gain real-world experience as they assume the role of a research analyst.
Local-level competitions are organized and judged by CFA Institute society members and volunteers who function as local hosts.
The winning university team from each local competition advances to one of the three regional competitions.
The regional and global competitions are hosted by CFA Institute in the Americas; the Asia Pacific; and the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions. The winning teams from each regional competition advance to the Global Final, where one team emerges as the global champion.
To learn more about the CFA Institute Global Research Challenge, click here.
Local Research Challenge
This year was the 10th consecutive year that CFA Society Baltimore and CFA Society Washington DC have partnered to co-host our local CFA Research Challenge. Nine teams participated from Loyola University, Towson University, University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, George Mason University, and Morgan State University. A special thank you to T.Rowe Price for being this year's local subject company.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Campus
We are pleased to announce that The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Campus is the winner of the 2020 CFA Society Washington, DC, and CFA Society Baltimore, MD Research Challenge! The winning team members are Mercy Radithupa, Jie Zhou, Karlie (Chujun) Wu, Hans (Zhihan) Ge, and Michael (Jingdu) Hu. Their faculty advisor is Su Han Chan and their industry mentor was Chip Oat.