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Indian Institute of Management, Shillong (IIMS) wins the CFA Institute Research Challenge India East Zonal Final

posted Jan 17, 2013, 5:59 AM by Research Challenge India

Kolkata, January 07, 2013Indian Institute of Management, Shillong (IIMS) emerged as the winner of the CFA Institute Research Challenge India East Zonal Final (www.iaipirc.org), after competing with seven other student teams from leading business schools on the subject company ‘McLeod Russell India Ltd.’ The competition organized by the Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP) is supported by National Stock Exchange (NSE) (www.nseindia.com), Bloomberg (www.bloomberg.com), Bloomberg TV (www.bloombergtv.com, www.yourmoneysite.com) and Corporate Bridge (www.educorporatebridge.com) as sponsors and long-term corporate partners.  The panel of judges was ­Sanjay Bhuwania, C.A, Executive Director Investments, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Anirban Dutta, Head of Research & Director, Jet Age Securities & Basant Maheshwari, Founder, theequitydesk.com.

Kolkata, January 07, 2013 – Indian Institute of Management, Shillong (IIMS) emerged as the winner of the CFA Institute Research Challenge India East Zonal Final (www.iaipirc.org), after competing with seven other student teams from leading business schools on the subject company ‘McLeod Russell India Ltd.’ The competition organized by the Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP) is supported by National Stock Exchange (NSE) (www.nseindia.com), Bloomberg (www.bloomberg.com), Bloomberg TV (www.bloombergtv.com, www.yourmoneysite.com) and Corporate Bridge (www.educorporatebridge.com) as sponsors and long-term corporate partners.  The panel of judges was ­Sanjay Bhuwania, C.A, Executive Director Investments, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Anirban Dutta, Head of Research & Director, Jet Age Securities & Basant Maheshwari, Founder, theequitydesk.com.

“Since the enthusiasm spread, we have been hosting the local rounds of CFA Institute Research Challenge in the East, West, North and South zones of India. This year, with the support from CFA charterholders and members of IAIP, we extend the competition to Central zone. We appreciate the active participation and support from the five subject companies this year - Cadila Healthcare, Cairn India, HDFC Bank, Infosys, and McLeod Russell”, said Kishor Bagri, CFA, Director, Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP).

CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual, global educational initiative promoting the best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts through hands-on mentoring and intensive training in company analysis and presentation skills. Other participating teams in the East Zonal final included Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, XLRI School of Business and Human Resources, Jamshedpur, Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, Indian School of Business Management, Kolkata and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata

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 behaviour 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 113,000 members in 140 countries and territories, including 102,000 CFA charterholders, and 137 member societies.

 

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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 137 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. For more information, visit IAIP website (www.cfasociety.org/india)

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.

To learn more about the CFA Institute Research Challenge in India, follow us on the website www.iaipirc.org; Twitter @iaipchallenge; Facebook/iaipirc

 

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