Congratulation to Seton Hall University for making it to the Finals of the 2020 CFA Institute Research Challenge!
On April 22, the CFA Institute Research Challenge held its Global Finals in a virtual setting, with five teams zooming in from the four corners of the world. These finalists were the regional winners of a robust competition that started at the local Societies, encompassing over 1,150 universities in 95 countries with over 6,000 student participants.
CFA Society New York’s participation began with its kickoff event in October 2019, where the subject company Merck was announced to the participants – 29 teams from local universities. After two local rounds of competition, CFA Society New York held the New York finals on March 6th at the Society. As a result, two teams were selected to represent CFA Society New York at the Regional Americas’ Finals – Seton Hall University and Binghamton University. At the Americas’ Regionals Finals on April 21, Seton Hall University excelled in the competition and won the spot to represent the region.
The following day Seton Hall competed in the Global Finals with an excellent performance against a strong field of competitors. For those of you that are missing a good competition in these days of quarantine, check out the Global Final Presentations as they unfold. Spoiler alert – Congratulations to University of Sydney for winning the competition.
Congratulations to Seton Hall and all of the competitors of the CFA Research Challenge. Here at CFA Society New York, we love being a part of the competition, which we could not do without our sponsors and volunteers. To that end, thanks to our sponsors: CFA Institute, Kaplan, Fact Set, and the Options Industry Council, as well as all our Volunteer Mentors, Graders, and Judges – the competition could not occur without you. If you are interested in volunteering in next year’s competition, click here for more information.