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 BI Norwegian Business School - Global Research Challenge Finalists 2018

The 12th Global Research Challenge Final was held in Kuala Lumpur on 27th April 2018.

CFA Society Norway are extremely proud BI Norwegian Business School for competing in the Global Research Challenge Final.

Remarkably strong contenders, competing against 1050 universities globally for one of the five finalist places:

  1. BI Norwegian Business School (Norway)
  2. Jacksonville University (USA)
  3. Sunway University (Malaysia)
  4. University of Minnesota (USA)
  5. University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

You can watch the Global Final Livestream to see the team in action!

After an intense and close presentation round, followed by Q&A sessions from three industry judges, the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) were announced Global Winners.

BI Norwegian Business School were a dedicated team, living up to their alumni, who previously won the 2017 EMEA Regional Final. These highly talented students have a promising career ahead in the investment profession.



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BI NorwegianBusiness School Team:


    • Gregor Stopar
    • Fabian Baumgartner
    • Mina Perovic
    • Tobias Barton
    • Rit Chatterjee

We are grateful to have worked with you and the other volunteers to make this a trend for the future. Thank you so much for all your efforts, help and support in making this possible and a wonderful experience!


 BI Norwegian Business School - Winners of the EMEA Regional Research Challenge Final​ 2018!


We are very pleased to announce that BI Norwegian Business School was one of the two winning student teams of the EMEA Regional Final in Dublin. Congratulations to BI Norwegian Business School and  University of Lausanne (representing CFA Society Switzerland).

You can watch the Live Broadcast from Dublin


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EMEA Participating Universities:

  *   Zagreb School of Economics and Management representing CFA Society Slovenia
 *   University College Dublin representing CFA Society Ireland
 *   ICHEC Brussels Management School representing CFA Society Belgium, CFA Society Luxembourg, and CFA Society Netherlands
 *   BI Norwegian Business School representing CFA Society Denmark & CFA Society Norway
  *   University of Lausanne representing CFA Society Switzerland
 *   Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar representing CFA Society Doha
 *   Lomonosov Moscow State University representing CFA Association Russia
 *   ISEG Lisbon School of Economics and Management representing CFA Society Portugal


 Research Challenge 2018 - Norway


​Four student teams paricipated in the local Research Challenge 2018 on 8 March 2018; CBS, NHH, BI and Nord University.


Watch them put their skills to the test:




 The competition is tough! In addition to their Univesity commitments, participants were required to adhere to a demanding timeline:

We kicked-off the challenge on 6 December 2017. with a telco with this year's subject company Tomra Systems ASA and VP IR Elisabet Sandnes.

Follow up meetings were held with Tomra Systems on 23rd January 2018

Written reports submitted by 23rd February 2018

Team Presentations and panel discussions held in Oslo on 8th March 2018 - with BI Norwegian Business School announced as winners!


We have many volunteers, without whom the Research Challenge would not be possible. Special thanks to the three Norwegian industry mentors signed up to help the student teams:

  • Faculty advisors:
    • Prof. Janis Berzins, BI
    • Prof. Einar Bakke, NHH
    • Prof. Thomas Lervik, Nord University
  • Industry mentors:
    • Morten Gabrielsen, CFA (Equity Sales at Carnegie) – supporting NHH team
    • Xiuyi (Shirley) Dong, CFA (Corporate Finance at Cleaves Securities) – supporting BI team
    • Evgeny Kulikov (Principal Business Development at Statoil) – supporting Nord University


 CoFinansavisen - Coverage of Research Challenge

Please see the career page in Finansavisen, Wednesday on April 11!
Story of BI team at CFA Institute Research Challenge is featured in Finansavisen Newspaper.