Announcements‎ > ‎

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi wins the 8th Annual CFA Institute Research Challenge India - North Zone Finals 2014

posted Dec 16, 2014, 9:47 PM by Research Challenge India

Delhi, December 13, 2014  Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, Mumbai has emerged as the winner of the CFA Institute Research Challenge India West Zone Final. The team from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi triumphed over the teams from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.


Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP) organizes the research challenge across five zones with 47 business schools participating. The winners of these zones will compete at the National level from where the winner will represent India in the Asia Pacific regional challenge. “This is a national challenge that brings together top universities, their students and investment professionals in an exciting and competitive forum.  Those taking part will get a practical insight to the work of a financial analyst to the very best international standards, incorporating the core principles of ethics and best practices. It is our great pleasure to have top universities in India eager to participate again this year in this competition. I wish them all the best of luck” said Kishor Bagri, CFA.


The eminent panel of judges were Mohit Satyanand, An Entrepreneur; Varun Gupta, Managing Director at American Appraisal; Vikas Gupta, Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance. 


The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. Students work in teams to research and analyse a publicly traded company — sometimes even meeting face-to-face with company management. Each team writes a research report on their assigned company with a buy, sell, or hold recommendation and may be asked to present and defend their analysis to a panel of industry professionals. Introduced in 2006, CFA Institute Research Challenge is considered as "the investment Olympics" for university students, with more than 10,000 students having participated. This year, more than 3,700+ students from 825+ universities worldwide will participate in the local rounds of the competition.


About CFA Institute

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has more than 125,000 members in 148 countries and territories, including 118,000 CFA charterholders. For more information,


About Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP)

Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP) is an association of local investment professionals consisting of portfolio managers, security analysts, investment advisors, and other finance professionals. As one of 138 CFA Institute member societies, IAIP connects members to a global network of investment professionals. IAIP promotes ethical and professional standards within the investment industry, facilitates the exchange of information and opinions among people within the local investment community and works to further the public’s understanding of the CFA designation and investment industry. IAIP is headquartered in Mumbai and was established in April 2005. 


About CFA Institute Research Challenge

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is a global competition which tests the analytic, valuation, report writing, and presentation skills of university students. Students have the unique opportunity to develop and present an equity research report and be mentored and judged by leading industry experts. Local CFA Institute member societies host and launch local competitions involving teams of three to five business and finance students from participating universities who work directly with a local company in researching and preparing a company analysis. The local winning teams will advance to the respective regional finals held in Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East & Africa; Americas; and New York regions. The regional winners will then advance to the global final in the hopes of being crowned the global champion.