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9 October 2018 Kick-off presentation for students (VSE) - RB211, 19:45

Kick-off presentation




 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 5,500 students from over 1000​ universities worldwide.


 Thank you to our Local Level Sponsor and Partner Companies

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RC Global Platinum Sponsor


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 Schedule of Events

9 Oct 2018

Kick off presentation for students (VSE)

Link for online streaming will be provided: 

Room no. RB211, 19:45


24 Oct 2018
Teams selected by the participating institutions & student registration

2 Nov 2018

Subject Company Presentation
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., in EY, Na Florenci 2116/15, Praha, (Florentinum)

Week of 19-23 Nov 2018 Q&A Session/Analyst call (9 a.m. - 12 a.m., dial-in TBD)

7 Dec 2018
Final Drafts of Written Reports submitted to Industry Mentors
21 Dec 2018
23:59 Written Reports Due

8 Jan 2018 Announcement of the Teams (10) advancing for a final presentation

Week of 4-8 Feb 2019

11 Apr 2018

25 Apr 2019 ​
RC Local Final, VŠE, W. Churchilla 4, Prague 3

RC EMEA in Zurich, Switzerland

Global Final (New York, USA)

 Key Contacts

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

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