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 ​Congratulations to University of Cape Town, winner of the 

2020 / 2021 CFA Institute Local University Research Challenge 

hosted by

CFA Society South Africa

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Back - left to right: Matthew Gordon, Francois Toerien (Faculty Advisor) and Ambar van der Wath

In front: Ian de Jager, Naledi Mailula(laptop) and  Alexandra Miszewski 

If you missed the CFA Institute Local University Research Challenge final - Click here to watch

About the CFA Institute University Research Challenge

CFA Society South Africa is proud to host the 12th annual local CFA Institute University Research Challenge.

CFA Society South Africa is delighted to once again be part of this initiative 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. 

​Nelson Mandela University
​Stellenbosch University
​University of the Free State
​University of Johannesburg
University of Cape Town
​University of Zululand

Subject Company

TIGERBRANDS has agreed to be the subject company for​ this year’s 2020/2021 CFA Institute Local University Research Challenge.

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Virtual final will be held on the 27th of October - Register here

4 Finalist teams competing:

University of Cape Town

University of the Free State

University of Johannesburg

Stellenbosch University

Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to be part of this great initiative as either:

Industry Mentor - working with participating university students

Report Grader - review and grade participating team research reports


Contact Lucille Smit CFA Society South Africa Candidate Suppport Coordinator to get involved or for any other queries about the University Research Challenge

011 011 9066