About the challenge

The CFA Equity Research Challenge is a great opportunity to apply classroom theory to a real situation. The objective of the competition is to conduct a valuation for a given company by undertaking research on the economy, the sector, the firm and its environment. You will need to submit a written report of your findings. The top four contestants will be invited to make a presentation to an expert panel.

Why participate?
  • Learn best practices in research and report writing
  • Real-life learning experience as a Sell-Side Equity Analyst
  • Gain access and exposure to leading industry professionals
  • Professional report and experience can be featured on resume/CV and in job interviews
  • Valuable prizes
  • Potential for media exposure

The winner will walk away with a paid summer internship at Export and Development Canada. The runners-up will also receive awards and prizes.

Competition Timeline
October 20, 2010 – Registration deadline
October 22, 2010 – Company to be evaluated is revealed
January 7, 2011 – Due date for written reports
January 24, 2011 – Announcement of finalists
March 1, 2011 – Final presentations for the finalists

Register NOW!
To register, please contact Nadya-Lee Ringuette at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information: Name, email and expected graduation date (month/year).

Please note that to be eligible for the competition, you must graduate no earlier than December 2011.