CFA Society Czech Republic

A Member of the CFA Institute Global Network of Societies


 CFA Institute Research Challenge hosted by CFA Society Czech Republic

    Congratulations to the winning team from Masaryk University!


    Photo of the winning team: Matej Zabadal, Tatiana Kološtová, Micha​l Šperka, Markéta Smolková a Samuel Zima

    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 in teams to research an​d analyze a publicly traded company — sometimes even meeting face-to-face with company management. Each team writes a research report on their assigned company with a buy, sell, or hold recommendation and may be asked to present and defend their analysis to a panel of industry professionals.

    ​​The CFA Institute Research Challenge offers students the unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts and compete with peers from the world’s top finance program​s. 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.

    The Challenge gathers students, investment industry professionals, publicly traded companies, and corporate sponsors together locally, regionally, and globally for a real world competition.  Additionally, all participants are introduced to and held to the standard of the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

    Last year, the competition featured more than 4,250 students from over 925​ universities worldwide.


 Thank you to our Local Level Sponsor and Partner Companies

RC Local Sponsor



RC Partners 







Research Challenge Local Media Partners



RC Global Platinum Sponsor



 Schedule of Events

10 Oct 2016

Kick off presentation for students (VSE)

​​Today´s online streaming of Kick-off presentation ​

All news will be provided via Facebook event page​

24 Oct 2016 Teams selected by the participating institutions & student registration

25 Oct 2016
Teams orientation

26 Oct 2016

Subject Company Presentation
12:30, in EY, Na Florenci 2116/15, Praha, (Florentinum)

24 Nov 2016 Q&A Session/Analyst call (13:00-16:00, dial-in TBD)

6 Dec 2016
Final Drafts of Written Reports submitted to Industry Mentors

21 Dec 2016 23:59 Written Reports Due

6 Jan 2017 Announcement of the Teams (12​) advancing for a final presentation

6 Feb 2017

26 -​ ​28 Apr 2017 ​
RC Local Final, VŠE, W. Churchilla 4, Prague 3

RC EMEA & Global Final in Prague

 Useful Links and Presentations

 Key Contacts

         CFA IRC Czech main contact        ​Tomáš Hrb​áček & Jakub Jurga
CERGE-EI: Yulia Sheveleva
VŠB: Kateřina Kořená or Petr Gurný
TBU Zlin: Jana Vychy​tilová 
UK​ Bratislava: Zuzana Chladná
EU Bratislava: Marián Smorada​ 
SoM&CU Bratislava: Martina Bernhauerová
​     UMB Banská Bystrica: Ján Šebo

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