Research Challenge


2023 CFA Institute Research Challenge

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that connects university students with investment professionals from within the CFA Society® network. The competition provides students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis and ethics and tests participants' analytical, valuation, reporting writing, and presentation skills.

Members of our society, along with a faculty advisor and an industry mentor, work with teams of students to value a stock, write a research report, and present their recommendations. Teams then compete with peers from other schools at local-level competitions organized and judged by CFA Society members and volunteers. The winning university team(s) from each local competition then advances to see who will become the sub-regional, regional, and global champions. 

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CFA Society South Africa Local University Research Challenge

CFA Society South Africa is delighted to host the 15th annual local University Research Challenge.

Excited to 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 programs.

The local University Research Challenge will kick-off in May 2023.

To view last years Information session about the University Research Challenge - Watch here

If you need more information on the University Research Challenge or your University would like to participate - Contact Lucille Smit [email protected]