Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the CFA Institute Research Challenge?
The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. Student teams work to research and analyze a publicly traded company; write a research report highlighted by a buy, sell, or hold recommendation; and then present and defend their findings to a panel of industry experts.

How do I participate in the CFA Institute Research Challenge?
The Research Challenge is already under way, so it is too late to participate this season. Typically, local competitions begin in the beginning of the academic calendar. For more information on participating next season, please contact your local CFA member society or the Research Challenge team.

What are the registration fees?
Please see our attendee policy page.

What is the dress code?
Professional business attire is expected throughout the conference.

When and where are the events taking place?
Americas Regional – 19-20 March 2018, Boston, USA
EMEA Regional – 4-5 April 2018, Dublin, Ireland
Asia Pacific Regional – 18-19 April 2018 To be determined
Global Final – 20 April To be determined