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 CFA Institute Research Challenge hosted by CFA Society Sri Lanka


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. T​his 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 compan​ies, 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 Institut​e Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

The CFA Society Sri Lanka is proud to host the 11th annual local level of the CFA Instit​ute Research Challenge in Sri Lanka.

Participating Universities​​

​​​​​  University of Colombo
​​​​​  University of Sri ​Jayewardenepura
​​​​​  University of Wayamba
​​​​​    University of Kelaniya
​​​​​    University of Moratuwa​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​    Asia Pacific Institute of Information   Technology (APIIT)
​​​​​  Royal Institute of Colombo
​​​​​  BMS​​​
​​​​​  Mercury Postgraduate Institute


 ‭(Hidden)‬ Schedule of Events

Date Milestone
06 Sep Inauguration Meeting and Company Presentation.
Training by Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services​
15 Oct Submission of questions to IR team of Expo
19 Oct Q&A session with IR team of Expo
31 Oct Teams to submit draft report to mentors
9 Nov Mentors to revert with comments
23 NovSubmission of final reports​.
15 Dec Announcement of finalist
15 Feb 2019  Local Challenge Finals​
2019 CFA Society Sri Lanka
Local Level Champion
CFA Research Challenge - Winners.jpg​​​​
University of Colombo

2019 CFA Society Sri Lanka
Winners and Runner up
CFA Research Challenge - Winners and Runners Up.jpg​​​​
University of Colombo and University of Kelaniya

 Volunteer Opportunities

  • Industry Mentor: hands on work with university student
  • Report Gra​der: review and grade student research reports
  • Presentation​ Judge: listen to and critique student stock recommendations

Contact Vishnu to get involved.


SLRC Contact:
Vishnu Balachandran, CFA
[email protected] 

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