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CFA Institute Research Cha​llenge hosted by CFA Society South Africa


Although up against stiff competition from University of Pretoria, University of Cape Town and University of the Witwatersrand – UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG were the winners of the local Society Research Challenge – We wish them good luck in the regionals in Chicago in April 2016.





The CFA Institute Research Challenge offers students the unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts and compete with peers from the world’s top finance programs. 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.  


University of Johannesburg                                     University of Cape Town

University of JohannesburgUniversity of Cape Town 

The Challenge gathers students, investment industry professionals, public​ly 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. 
 University of Pretoria                                              University of Witswatersrand
The CFA Society South Africa is proud to host the 7th ​annual local level of the CFA Institute Research Challenge in CFA Society South Africa​

Participating Universities​

  • ​​​University of Witwatersrand
  • ​University of Kwazulu Natal
  • ​University of Johannesburg
  • ​University of Pretoria
  • ​University of Free State
  • ​Unisa University
  • ​University of Cape Town


​​Subject Company

Our thanks to THE SPAR GROUP LTD who are the 2015/2016 Subject Company.​​ 

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​Sc​hedule of Events

Week of the 11th of April 2016
Regional Final

Week of the 11th of April 2016
Global Final​

​2014-2015 CFA Society South Africa Local Level Chamption

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University of Johannesburg​
Research Report Presentation

​Volunteer Opportunities

​Industry Mentor: hands on work with university student
Report Grader: review and grade student research reports
Presentation Judge: listen to and critique student stock rec-ommendations

Contact Ann Marie Wood​​ to Get Involved


​Contact Ann Marie Wood​​ 

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