CFA Society Greece

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 CFA Institute Research Challenge

T​he CFA Institute Research Challenge 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.

CFA Societies and local universities assemble university teams of 3-5 students each. Teams are mentored by industry professionals in writing an equity research report on a publicly traded company. The teams present their findings to a distinguished panel of experts.

The competition has three levels: local, regional and global. Winners at the local level advance to compete against Teams within their geographic region at the regional level. Winning Teams at the regional level advance to compete at the global level. One Team is designated the ultimate winning Team at the global level.

More Information:

Research Challenge website

 CFA Institute Research Challenge 2020

Schedule​​

14 November 2019Kick-off Meeting & Company Presentat​​ion​​

Next weeks​
Preliminary Research
Register with CFA Institute
early December 2019Company Follow-up (optional)
12 January 2020
​​1st Draft Due to Mentors
1 February 2020Final Reports Due
2 - 21 February 2020Develop Presentations
21 February 2020
​Reports Grading Due
22 February 2020Local Competition Final - Presentations
22 February 2020Announcement of the Winner
1 - 2 April 2020EMEA Region Final (Dead Sea Area, Jordan)​
22 April 2020Global Final (New York, USA)

 

The universities participating in the 2019-2020​​ local competition are:

  • ALBA Graduate Business School
  • Athens University of Economics and Business
    • Accounting & Finance​ Department
    • Business Administration Department
  • International Hellenic University
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • University of the Aegean
  • University of Macedonia
  • University of the Peloponnese
  • University of Piraeus
  • University of Thessaly
The company that will be researched by participating teams is ADMIE Holding S.A.


 History of Local Competition

Research Challenge 2019​

Participating Universities:

Company: 

OTE Group

Winner:

​​University of Piraeus

Written report 2019.pdf

 

Research Challenge 201​8​

Participating Universities:

Company: 

FOURLIS Group​​

Winner:

​​Account​ing & Finance Dept​ (AUEB) 

Written Report​​

 

Research Challenge 201​7

Participating Universities:

Company: 

OPAP S.A

Winner:

​​Account​ing & Finance Dept​ (AUEB)

Written Report

 

Research Challenge 201​6

Participating Universities:

Company: 

Folli Follie​

Winner:

University of Macedonia​

Written Report 

 

Research Challenge 201​5

Participating Universities:

Company: 

Aegean Airlines

Winner:

Athens University of Economics & Business


 

Research Challenge 201​4

Participating Universities:

Company: 

Plaisio​

Winner:

Athens University of Economics & Business


 

Research Challenge 2013

Participating Universities:

Company: 

 S&B Industrial Mine​rals S.A.

Winner:

Athens University of Economics & Business


 

Research Challenge 2012

Participating Universities:

Company: 

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

Winner:

ALBA Graduate Business School