Research Challenge


CFA Institute Research Challenge

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that connects university students with investment professionals from within the CFA Society® network. The competition provides students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis and ethics and tests participants' analytical, valuation, reporting writing, and presentation skills.

Members of our society, along with a faculty advisor and an industry mentor, work with teams of students to value a stock, write a research report, and present their recommendations. Teams then compete with peers from other schools at local-level competitions organized and judged by CFA Society members and volunteers. The winning university team(s) from each local competition then advances to see who will become the sub-regional, regional, and global champions. 

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Local Research Challenge

This year was the 12th year that CFA Society Baltimore and CFA Society Washington, DC, have partnered to co-host our local CFA Research Challenge. Eight teams participated from Loyola University, Towson University, University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, George Mason University, Salisbury and UMBC. A special thank you to HB Fuller for being this year's local subject company.

Congratulations to this year's winning team, Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore!