CFA Institute
Research Challenge

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis and professional ethics. Each student will be tested on their analytical, valuation, report writing, and presentation skills. They gain real-world experience as they assume the role of a research analyst.

How it works?

Local level competitions are organized and judged by CFA Institute society members and volunteers who function as local hosts.
The winning university team from each local competition advances to the sub-regional competition.
The sub-regional, regional, and global competitions are hosted by CFA Institute in the Americas; the Asia Pacific; and the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions. The winning teams from each subregional competition advance to the regional competition. Regional winners advance to the Global Final, where one team emerges as the global champion.

Official schedule and timeline for the competition

  • Kick-off
  • Local Final
  • Sub-regional
  • Regional
  • Global final
  • During fall – October/November
  • February of the following year
  • March
  • April
  • May

CFA Society Serbia Research Challenge

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Subject Company: Messer Tehnogas AD

Winning team: n/a

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Number of teams: 4


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Subject Company: Metalac AD

Winning team: University of Economics

Official partners: KPMG

Number of teams: 5



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