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 and analyze a publicly traded company and then write a research report on their assigned company with a buy, sell, or hold recommendation.
Each Research Challenge season leverages the efforts of over 140 CFA member societies, 3,500 member volunteers, and more than 5,000 students from over 1,000 universities.
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.
CFA Society Minnesota is proud to host the 9th annual local Research Challenge.
2019-2020 Participating Universities
College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University
Gustavus Adolphus College
North Dakota State University
South Dakota State University
St. Cloud State University
St. John's University
University of Minnesota Duluth (2 Teams)
University of Minnesota Twin Cities (2 Teams)
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Winona State University