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CFA Institute Research Challenge hosted by

CFA Society South Africa


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.  


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. 


The CFA Society South Africa is proud to host the 8th  annual local level of the CFA Institute Research Challenge in CFA Society South Africa.

research_challenge_official_rules 2017.pdf 


Participating Universities

  • University of Witwatersrand
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Johannesburg
  • Unisa University
  • University of Free State
  • University of Cape Town


Subject Company

Our thanks to ASPEN PHARMACARE who are the 2016/2017 Subject Company.

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Schedule of Events

EMEA Regional

 26-27 April 2017

Prague, Czech Republic

Global Final

 28 April 2017

Prague, Czech Republic


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 recommendations


To all Volunteers: 

We are so grateful to you who offered your services volunteering as mentors, graders and Judges.

Contact Ann Marie Wood to Get Involved


Contact Ann Marie Wood  

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