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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Participating Universities

Congratulations to UW-Madison White Team for winning the 2024 Local Finals of the Research Challenge.  Next, they will submit their presentation for the Sub-Regionals. Good Luck UW-Madison White Team!  The team members include - Will Copps, Josh Kilmer, Ezra Wood, Noah Rochlin, Alexander Fasciano. 

Madison Challenge

  • UW-Madison - Red Team
  • UW-Madison - White Team
  • UW-Milwaukee - Gold Team
  • UW-Milwaukee - Black Team
  • UW-Oshkosh

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