CFA Society Cincinnati

A Member of the CFA Institute Global Network of Societies

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

The CFA Societies of Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton Ohio will host the Local Finals of the CFA Institute Research Challenge. Teams of three to five students from Ohio’s leading universities and business schools will compete for a place in the regional final taking place in April 2019​. The successful team will then compete in the International Final, also to be held in April.

The CFA Institute Research Challenge offers students the unique opportunity to develop and present an equity research report and compete on a global basis. Students will learn from leading industry experts and their mentors and peers from the world's top business schools. This annual educational initiative is designed to promote best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts through hands-on mentoring and intensive training in company analysis and presentation skills.

Congratulations to the Univeristy of Cincinnati Team for winning the 2019 Local Research Challenge Finals

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​Pictured from Left to Right: Brian Kute (Industry Mentor), Rudranil Ghosh, Garrett Wayne, Emilia Connor, Kristen Curtiss, Michael Neugent (Faculty Advisor)

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October 15, 2018 - ​Kick-Off Meeting 

ALL students must be registered within 2 weeks of the Kickoff video going live. Please make sure your teams are well aware of this.​


Student Registration: 

Volunteer Registration:

November 15, 2018 - Company Presentation - Diamond Hill
Location:  325 John H. McConnell Blvd., Suite 200 Columbus, OH 43215​​​


January​ 1​5, 2019- Written Reports Due by 11:59 PM

February 22, 2​019 - Local Finals ​
Location: TBA​


April 23-24, 2019​- Americas Regional Challenge
New York, NY, USA


April 25, 2019- Global Final
New York, NY, USA

Questions? - Contact:
Keith Rennekamp
Emai​l Keith