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Four zonal teams will rival for CFA Institute Research Challenge India Final

posted Dec 1, 2011, 2:38 AM by Biharilal Deora CFA   [ updated Dec 1, 2011, 2:57 AM ]

India, December 01 2011: CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals worldwide, promoting the best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts in association with the Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP), launched the CFA Institute Research Challenge”. The Research Challenge is an annual, global educational initiative launched by the CFA Institute.

The four zonal teams participating in the India National Final of the competition, who have emerged as winners after a grueling competition amongst 32 leading business schools of the country, will present their equity research on the subject company, to a panel of judges composed of experienced industry practitioners.


The panel of judges:

  • Mr. Sunil Singhania CFA, Head - Equity Investments, Reliance Capital Asset Management Ltd; and president of IAIP
  • Mr. Ratnesh Kumar, Managing Director and Head, Standard Chartered Securities India (SCSI)
  • Mr. Alan Meder CFA, SVP and Chief Risk Officer, Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.; and vice chair, CFA Institute Board of Governors
  • Mr. Ramesh Damani, Seasoned investor with over two decades of experience

 Final Round participants are:

  • South Zone Winner  - IFMR Chennai (Subject Company – Coromandel International)
  • East Zone Winner - IIM Shillong (Subject Company – Emami Ltd.)
  • West Zone Winner – SJMSOM, IIT Bombay (Subject Company – Marico Ltd.)
  • North Zone Winner - IIFT Delhi (Subject Company – Petronet LNG)


The two teams that emerge as winners from amongst these four teams will represent India in the Asia Pacific Final to be held in Hong Kong (16 countries across Asia Pac will compete here) on 2nd March 2012.

The India National Final will be followed by a one hour Panel Discussion on “Investment Outlook for Indian Equities” amongst the esteemed investment management practitioners and experts.

Details of the National Final Round:

Time and date: 4:15 p.m., 13th December 2011

Venue: Bloomberg office, 16/F, Tower 2B, One Indiabulls centre, Lower Parel, Mumbai


About CFA Institute

CFA Institute is the global association for investment professionals. It administers the CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst®) and CIPM (Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement) curriculum and exam programs worldwide; publishes research; conducts professional development programs; and sets voluntary, ethics-based professional and performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. CFA Institute currently has more than 110,000 members, who include the world’s more than 100,000 CFA charterholders, in 137 countries and territories, as well as 135 member societies in 58 countries and territories.

About Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP)

IAIP is an association of local investment professionals consisting of portfolio managers, security analysts, investment advisors, and other finance professionals. As one of 135 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. (IAIP website: and


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.



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