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Linköping wins the Local Investment Research Challenge 2018

After five months of research on this year's subject company Trelleborg. Thursday the 22nd of February saw the three finalist teams; Linköping University, KTH  and Jönköping University, in the 2018 Swedish IRC final present their recommendation and target price on Trelleborg.

Linköping University's written report impressed the graders. The judges, Thomas Brodin (Cliens), Fredrik Ahlin (IF) and Rasmus Engberg (Handelsbanken Capital Markets) were equally convinced by the team's BUY recommendation. The team gave a very professional presentation supported by robust financial analysis and conclusions.

Linköping University was represented by Philip Hivander, Sebastian Olsson, Viktor Trollsten and Mattias Vadsten. The team was mentored by Mats Waldemarsson, CFA and had guidance from their faculty advisor Öystein Fredriksen, Senior Lecturer.

The Board of CFA Sweden would like to thank all the volunteers that made this year's challenge a great success: mentors, graders, judges, Christopher Sjögren at Trelleborg. A big thank you goes out to the challenge sponsors; Handelsbanken, FactSet and Kaplan Schweser.

Linköping University will participate in the EMEA regional final in Dublin on April 4-5 and possibly also in the global final in Seoul on April 20.

Participating teams came from:
Mälardalen University
Linköping University
Göteborgs University
Lund University
Jönköping University

About Research Challenge:

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 and business 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 professionals, publicly traded companies and corporate sponsors together locally for a real world competition on a global scale. 

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