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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2022-2023 Participating Universities

Akfa University
Anadolu University
Azerbaycan ADA University
Azerbaycan International School of Economics - UNEC
Bahçeşehir University
Bilkent University
Boğaziçi University
Doğu Akdeniz University
Dokuz Eylül University
Free University of Tbilisi
Gaziantep University
Hacettepe University
İstanbul Aydın University
İstanbul Bilgi University
İstanbul Teknik University
İstanbul University
İzmir Ekonomi University
Kadir Has University
Koç University
Marmara University
MEF University
Özyeğin University
Piri Reis University
Sabancı University
TED University
TOBB ETÜ University
Yeditepe University
Yıldız Teknik University