The Research Challenge spans one academic year, and consists of the following components:
- Training in Research and Report Writing: Students receive training by attending CFANY-sponsored seminars on Tools for Analysts, Presentation Skills, Report Writing, and Ethics. Seminar instructors are selected by CFANY.
- Analysis of a Public Company: Teams research the same public company, selected by CFANY, including a question-and-answer session with company management.
- Mentoring by a Financial Market Professional who advises and critiques the team’s report.
- Assessment of Written Reports: A group of volunteer graders selected from CFANY’s membership assess the written research reports.
- First-Round Presentation to High-Profile Wall Street Experts: All teams present their research to Wall Street experts. The experts choose the “final four” who have the strongest research to present their final report.
- Final-Four Presentation to a High-Profile Wall Street Experts: The “final four” present their research to a panel of respected Wall Street experts. The winning team is selected based on the combined scores for the written report and the presentation.
Schedule of Events
|Fri. Oct. 26||CFA Institute Research Competition Kicks Off at CFA Society New York|
Lunch: 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
|Fri. November 9||Deadline to register with CFA Institute (approved students)|
|Fri. Dec. 8||Deadline for CFA Society New York to approve team member substitutions|
|Thurs. January 10||Deadline to register approved substitutes with CFA Institute|
|Mon. January 14||The first draft of Research Report due to Mentors and Faculty Advisors|
|Thurs. January 24||Submit Final Research Report as a PDF to Vanessa Ceballos & Mario Carias|
Deadline: 12:00 p.m.
|Fri. February 1||Presentation from Toastmasters|
“How to Make a Killer Presentation”
Location: CFA Society New York (or online)
|Thurs. February 14||Submit PDF version of presentations by 10:00 a.m to VCeballos@cfany.org and firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Fri. February 15||First Round Presentations |
CFA Society New York, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Team’s time slot TBA (approx. 10 days prior)
|Fri, March 1||CFANY Final Four Competition|
|Tuesday/Wednesday, April 23-24||Americas Regional of competition in New York, NY|
|Thursday, April 25||Global Final Competition in New York, NY|
Baruch College, CUNY
College of Staten Island, CUNY
Long Island University
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Saint Peter’s University
Seton Hall University
St. John’s University
Stony Brook University
The College of New Jersey
University at Albany, SUNY
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