Thursday, April 21, 2016

University of Waterloo Wins CFA Institute Research Challenge as Competition Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

A student team from the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Canada) has been named the winner of CFA Institute Research Challenge, an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. The Research Challenge, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, has seen more than 5,000 students from 1,000 universities across the globe take part in the 2015–16 competition.
The Research Challenge Regional and Global finals, held in Chicago, saw 106 university teams and 500 students from the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa compete to be one of the final four teams. The winning team from the University of Waterloo, the first-ever Canadian winner of the challenge, overcame competition from Ateneo de Manila University (Manila, Philippines); Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy), and the University of Georgia (Georgia, United States). The winning team presented and defended a report on Canadian Tire Corporation.


Additionally, in conjunction with ENGAGE® International Investment Education Symposium, over 1000 attendees had the opportunity to hear insights from featured speakers that are among the best in corporate America, government, and the financial media.


If you would like to learn more about future ENGAGE ® Symposiums and to see the list of the teams competing in Research Challenge (including Marquette University's AIM program), please visit their website. The Research Challenge regional and global finals were automatically archived to be viewed at this site.