CFA Society Phoenix

A Member of the CFA Institute Global Network of Societies

 CFA Desert Classic Research Challenge

Target Company: Microchip Technology Inc (MCHP)

Participating CFA Societies

  • Phoenix (Host City)

  • Tucson

  • Nevada

Participating Universities

  • Arizona State University

  • Grand Canyon University

  • University of Arizona

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Schedule for 2018-2019 (More Regional Details to Follow)


  • TBD: Official Kickoff Meeting with students and faculty
  • November 2nd, 2018: Student Registration on CFA Institute Research Challenge Website.
  • TBD: Subject company meeting at Microchip Technology
  • December 31, 2018: University teams must be finalized and registered.

January 2019

  • January 24th, 2019 11:59pm MST:  Deadline for submission of written research reports.  Reports must be e-mailed to Breton Stein, Mike Schoppet and Matthew Boltz. (;;  

February 2019

  • February 4th, 2019:  Written report scoring results provided to faculty advisors
  • February 13th, 2019: Local CFA Institute Research Challenge final (oral presentations) held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.

April 2019

  • Americas Regional Competition: April 23rd-24th, 2019 in New York, NY
  • Global IRC Finals: April 25th, 2019 in New York, NY