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13-14 April - Regional Semifinals, EMEA 

20 April - Regional Finals, EMEA 




 CFA Institute Research Challenge hosted by CFA Society Czech Republic

    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 hand​s-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 6,400 students from over 1100​ universities worldwide.


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 Schedule of Events

13 Oct 2020

Kick off presentation for students 

Link for online streaming.


26 Oct 2020

Register with CFA Institute 

28-30 Oct 2020 (TBC)

Subject Company  Presentation

Week of 16 Nov 2020
Analyst question call

4 Dec 2020

First Drafts due to Mentor
22 Dec 2020

23:59 Written Reports Due

8 Jan 2021

Announcement of the Teams  advancing for a final presentation

4 Feb 2021

13-14 Apr 2021

20 April 

22 Apr 2021 ​
RC Local Final Presentations

Regional Semifinals, EMEA

Regional Finals, EMEA

Global Final 

 Key Contacts

         CFA IRC Czech main contact        ​Tomáš Hrb​áček 
VSE Praha: Bohumil Stádník
CERGE-EI: Yulia Sheveleva
AAU Praha: Peter Bolcha 

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