2024 Research Challenge Local Finals

When:  Feb 22, 2024 from 03:00 PM to 08:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  CFA Society Minnesota

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 150+ 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.  


2:45-3:00 pm - Gather
3:00 pm - Kick-off presentation
3:15 pm - Presentations begin
4:30 pm - 20 min break
6-8 pm - Judges deliberate, reception

2023-2024 Participating Universities:

  • Bethel University
  • College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
  • Concordia College
  • North Dakota State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • St Cloud State University
  • University of MN Duluth
  • University of MN Twin Cities
  • University of North Dakota


2023-2024 Subject Company: Polaris (PII)

Learn more about the Research Challenge

Register here


MacNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Megan Millett

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