CFA Competition


The CFA Institute oversees the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential, the recognized standard of the investment management industry. Each year, the Institute hosts a global competition for college students to test their knowledge of financial analysis. Teams compete at the local, regional and global level, where they:

  • research a designated publicly traded company
  • prepare a written report
  • present to a panel of judges

As a participant, you’ll also have access to professional industry resources, as well as sponsorship and networking opportunities.

How to Join

The CFA Institute Research Challenge takes place during the spring semester. Students interested in forming a team should contact the Economics and Finance Department for more information and guidelines to apply.