CFA Society Singapore

A Member of the CFA Institute Global Network of Societies


 CFA Institute Research Challenge

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that offers students the unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts and compete with peers ​from the world’s top finance programmes. This annual educational initiative promotes best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts through hands-on mentoring and intensive training in company analysis and presentation skills. 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.


 How It Works

​Local level competitions are organised and judged by CFA Singapore. Each participating university is required to send in one team to compete in the local finals. The winning team will then advance to represent the Society in the Asia Pacific (APAC) regional competition.
Regional and Global Level Competition
There are three regional competitions: in the Americas, the Asia Pacific (APAC), and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions.
The winners from each regional competition will advance to the Global Final, where one team will emerge as the global champion of the CFA Institute Research Challenge.

 Participating Universities

​​Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore Management University (SMU)
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
Singapore Institute of Management - Global Education​ (SIM-GE)
Singapore Institute of Technology​ (SIT)


 Useful Links

​Read Article/Listen to Podcast on how to ask questions to management
​Read Article/Listen to Podcast on how to improve your presentation skills

 2016-2017 UIRC


Greystone Capital from Singapore Management University (SMU)

 Local Schedule of Events

 Explore the Research Challenge

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Past Events Presentation Materials

 2016 Participation