CFA Society Phoenix

A Member of the CFA Institute Global Network of Societies

 CFA Desert Classic Research Challenge


CFA Desert Classic Research Challenge

Target Company: GoDaddy

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 2017 – 2018


  • October 20th, 2017: Official Kickoff Meeting with students and faculty
  • November 3rd, 2017: Student Registration on CFA Institute Research Challenge Website.
  • November 10th, 2017 9am-11am: Subject company meeting at GoDaddy.
  • December 29th, 2017: University teams must be finalized and registered.

January 2018

  • January 8th, 2018 11:59pm MST:  Deadline for submission of written research reports.  Reports must be e-mailed to Mike Schoppet, CFA and Matthew Boltz, CFA before this deadline. ( and  
  • January 24th, 2018:  Written report scoring results provided to faculty advisors

 February 2018

  • February 13th, 2018: Local CFA Institute Research Challenge final; oral presentation to panel of judges.

March 2018

  • Americas Regional Competition: March 19th and 20th, 2018 in Boston, MA.

April 2018

  • Global IRC Finals: April 27th, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.