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​​​​David Brooke, Mercy Kimetto, Francois Toerien (Faculty advisor), Eden Gross, Emily Roberts and Mohammad Badat

University of Cape Town, winners of the 2019 / 2020 CFA Institute Local University Research Challenge hosted by

CFA Society South Africa

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About the 2019/2020 CFA Institute Local University Research Challenge

The CFA Society South Africa is proud to host the 11th annual local CFA Institute University Research Challenge in South Africa.​

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 Limpopo
University of Pretoria​
​University of Kwazulu Natal
​University of Zululand
​University of Cape Town

Press Release - University Research Challenge 2019.pdf

Official Rules

 Research Challenge Official Rules 2019 - 2020.pdf

Subject Company

CFA Society South Africa, is delighted that GROWTHPOINT has agreed to be the subject company for​ this year’s 2019/2020 CFA Institute Local University Research Challenge.

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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