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CFA Institute Research Challenge launches its Annual pan-India round of the global competition

posted Sep 19, 2012, 1:39 AM by Biharilal Deora CFA   [ updated Sep 19, 2012, 1:41 AM ]

Mumbai, [Sept, 15, 2012] – To nurture the next generation of investment professionals and instill the importance of ethics and professional standards, the global membership organization CFA Institute and its member societies host an annual competition for university students called “CFA Institute Research Challenge.”  The India round of the CFA Institute Research Challenge is organized by the Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP). Around 220 students from 45 leading business schools and universities pan-India are participating in this year’s competition.

This annual competition was introduced globally in 2006 and is considered, “the Investment Olympics” for university students. In six years, around 10,000 students have participated. Teams are mentored by industry professionals and their university faculty members in conducting equity analysis, writing research report, and presenting their recommendations. In addition, all participants are briefed with the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

“In India, students continue to show strong interest and enthusiasm in participating in the CFA Institute Research Challenge. Last year, students across 32 leading business schools gained valuable investment experience via this challenging initiative. We are delighted to take this market leading global effort to the next level this year and help enhance quality of investment analysis and equity research in India,” said Namit Arora, CFA, Director, Indian Association of Investment Professionals, the CFA Institute Society in India.

Participating teams will compete against each other at the local rounds and the winner will advance to the respective regional finals held in Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East & Africa; and the Americas. The regional winner will then advance to the global final in the hope of being crowned the global champion. Last year, more than 3,000 students from over 650 universities in 55 countries and territories participated in this challenging competition. The global final held in New York City where Thammasat University, Thailand was named the global champion, and invited to ring the closing bell at NASDAQ.

IAIP, Indian Association of Investment Professionals, the CFA Institute society in India has kicked off its local investment research challenge across five zones in India featuring 45 leading business schools leveraging on the strong support from sponsors and corporate partners, leading Indian corporates participating as subject companies and experienced investment professionals serving as student mentors and graders. More details can be found on IAIP website www.iaipirc.org 

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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 113,000 members in 140 countries and territories, including 102,000 CFA charterholders, and 137 member societies. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org.

 

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: 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.

Ø  To learn more about the CFA Institute Research Challenge in India; follow us on the website (www.iaipirc.org ); Twitter (http://twitter.com/iaipchallenge); Facebook (www.facebook.com/iaipirc)

Ø  To learn more about the Global competition , follow us on website (www.cfainstitute.org )

 

Media Contacts:

 

Rujuta Kothari
Ogilvy Public Relations 
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Email: rujuta.kothari@ogilvy.com
Pallavi Rao
Ogilvy Public Relations 
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Email: pallavi.rao@ogilvy.com

 

IIM Shillong and IIFT Delhi win the coveted CFA Institute Research Challenge India Finals

posted Dec 19, 2011, 1:51 AM by Biharilal Deora CFA   [ updated Dec 19, 2011, 4:09 AM ]

Mumbai, India, 19 December 2011: At the finale of the CFA Institute Research Challenge held in Mumbai, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi emerged as winners to represent India in the 2012 Asia Pacific Regional Final of the competition.  The India competition (www.iaipirc.org) witnessed 32 leading business schools and more than 150 students across the country competing over the past six months in the prestigious competition, an annual global educational initiative launched by CFA Institute.

In India, CFA Institute and its member society Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP) hosted the local competitions. The India competitions were supported by three premier organizations, including the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE), Bloomberg, and Bloomberg UTV as sponsors and long-term corporate partners.

Four zonal winners from each zone (North, South, East and West) presented their research reports and equity recommendations to a distinguished panel of judges at the India National Final held at the Bloomberg offices in Mumbai on 13 December 2011. The participants and their subject companies were:

Zonal final

Winning team from zonal final

Subject company

South Zone

The Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai

Coromandel International Limited

East Zone

Indian Institute of Management, Shillong

Emami Ltd.

West Zone

Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Marico Limited

North Zone

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi

Petronet LNG Ltd


This year’s panel of judges for the India National Final comprised 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) Limited; Mr. Alan Meder, CFA, SVP and Chief Risk Officer, Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co., and Vice Chair, CFA Institute Board of Governors; and Mr. Ramesh Damani, a seasoned investor with over two decades of experience.

The triumphant IIM Shillong and IIFT Delhi teams are all geared up to represent India at the Asia Pacific Regional Final to be held in Hong Kong on 2 March 2012, when they will compete against teams from Beijing, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Melbourne, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Shanghai, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sydney, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Dr. Ashvin P. Vibhakar, CFA, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Operations of CFA Institute, said, “This year the competition has witnessed over 3,000 students and 600 universities participating in nearly 50 countries and territories, including Vietnam, Kenya and Columbia for the first time. The mission of CFA Institute is to lead the investment profession globally by setting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence. Programs such as the CFA Institute Research Challenge facilitates in nurturing the next generation of investment and finance professionals by providing students with real-world experience in the industry.”


Mr. Sunil Singhania, CFA, Head - Equity Investments, Reliance Capital Asset Management Ltd, and President of IAIP said, “The CFA Institute Research Challenge is a unique opportunity for budding investment professionals to gain valuable experience through the knowledge and skills imparted by leading experts in the sector throughout the competition, which enables them to be better equipped for a career in the investment profession. We wish IIM Shillong and IIFT Delhi success for Asia Pacific Regional Final held in March next year.

Mr. Namit Arora, CFA, Director - Standard Chartered Private Equity and Director of IAIP said, “The active partnership and contribution from our partners, NSE, Bloomberg and Bloomberg UTV has enabled IAIP to take this annual event to the next level this year. We thank industry professionals for mentoring and judging the teams, as well as faculty advisors for guiding the teams. The collective and sustained effort has helped enhance the quality of future investment professionals.

The CFA Institute Research Challenge aims to provide university students with an unparalleled experience of working with investment industry professionals and publicly traded companies to produce an equity research report, as well as to promote the best practices in research among the next generation of analysts. Each participating team was mentored by a CFA charterholder or an experienced practitioner, and all participants were introduced and held to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. Each university was represented by a team of students who undertook review of a public company comprising of detailed interactions with senior executives at companies, investment thesis and risks analysis, financial modeling, valuation, comparable benchmarking, scenario creation and writing a detailed equity research report and presentation around all these aspects.

The Indian National Final was followed by a one hour panel discussion on “Investment Outlook for Indian Equities” amongst the esteemed investment management practitioners and experts.

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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: www.cfasociety.org/india and www.iaipirc.org).

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.

Ø    To learn more about the CFA Institute Research Challenge, follow us on website (www.researchchallenge.org); Twitter (http://twitter.com/cfachallenge); Facebook (www.facebook.com/globalirc); and YouTube (www.youtube.com/cfachallenge)

Ø    To learn more about the competitions held in India, follow us on website (www.iaipirc.org); Twitter (http://twitter.com/iaipchallenge); Facebook (www.facebook.com/iaipirc)                   


Media Contacts

Terry Lee
CFA Institute
Tel: +852 3103 9383
Email: terry.lee@cfainstitute.org 

Rujuta Kothari
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Tel: +91-9920607446
Email: rujuta.kothari@ogilvy.com

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

posted Dec 1, 2011, 2:39 AM by Biharilal Deora CFA   [ updated Dec 1, 2011, 2:53 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: www.cfasociety.org/india and www.iaipirc.org).

 

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.

 

Media Contacts

Betty Wong
CFA Institute
Tel: +852 3103 9366
Email: betty.wong@cfainstitute.org

Rujuta Kothari

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Tel: +91-9920607446
Email: rujuta.kothari@ogilvy.com

 

The Institute for Financial Management and Research Chennai wins the CFA Institute Research Challenge India South Zonal Final

posted Nov 24, 2011, 11:36 PM by Biharilal Deora CFA

Chennai, November 24, 2011 – The Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR, www.ifmr.ac.in), Chennai, has emerged as the winner of the CFA Institute Research Challenge India South Zonal Final, after competing with six other student teams from leading business schools of the South Zone on 20th November 2011. The competition (www.iaipirc.org), organized by the Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP), is supported by three premier organizations including National Stock Exchange (NSE) (www.nseindia.com), Bloomberg (www.bloomberg.com) and Bloomberg UTV (www.bloombergutv.com, www.yourmoneysite.com) as sponsors and long-term corporate partners.

“This completes the round of four zonal finals and we are pleased with the success of the competition pan-India. IFMR Chennai will compete with other Zonal winners i.e. SJSOM, IIT Mumbai (West Zone), IIFT Delhi (North Zone) and IIM Shillong (East Zone) in the India National Final on December 13th to select two teams to represent India in the Asia Pacific Regional Final in Hong Kong on March 2nd, 2012. The students from 32 leading business schools have benefited from the rigorous process over the past four months in conducting equity research, as well as presenting investment recommendations to panels of distinguished investment experts. We deeply appreciate the active partnership and contributions from our partners, National Stock Exchange (NSE), Bloomberg and Bloomberg UTV that has enabled IAIP to take this initiative to the next level,” said Namit Arora, 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. Due to the growing number of participating teams in India, IAIP hosts four zonal finals (i.e. North, East, West, and South zones) which attract 32 leading business schools participating, followed by the National Final held in December.

Participating teams in the South Zone Final included Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore), Indian Institute of Management (Kozhikode), Indian School of Business (Hyderabad), Indian Institute of Technology (Chennai), The Institute for Financial Management and Research (Chennai), T.A. Pai Management Institute (Manipal), and Great Lakes Institute of Management (Chennai).

 




























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: www.cfasociety.org/india and www.iaipirc.org).


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.

Ø    To learn more about the CFA Institute Research Challenge, follow us on website (www.researchchallenge.org); Twitter (http://twitter.com/cfachallenge); Facebook (www.facebook.com/globalirc); and YouTube (www.youtube.com/cfachallenge) 

Ø    To learn more about the competitions held in India, follow us on website (www.iaipirc.org); Twitter (http://twitter.com/iaipchallenge); Facebook (www.facebook.com/iaipirc)                    

 

Media Contacts

Betty Wong
CFA Institute
Tel: +852 3103 9366
Email: betty.wong@cfainstitute.org 

Rujuta Kothari
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Tel: +91-9920607446
Email:
rujuta.kothari@ogilvy.com

 

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Delhi wins the CFA Institute Research Challenge India North Zonal Final

posted Nov 21, 2011, 10:22 PM by Biharilal Deora CFA   [ updated Nov 21, 2011, 10:36 PM ]

Delhi, November 21, 2011 – Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Delhi has emerged as the winner of the CFA Institute Research Challenge India North Zonal Final, after competing with six other student teams from leading business schools of the North Zone on 13th November 2011. The competition (www.iaipirc.org), organized by the Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP), is supported by three premier organizations including National Stock Exchange (NSE) (www.nseindia.com), Bloomberg (www.bloomberg.com) and Bloomberg UTV (www.bloombergutv.comwww.yourmoneysite.com) as sponsors and long-term corporate partners.

“We are pleased with the continued successful progress of the competition pan-India. The students from various leading business schools of the North Zone have gained valuable real-life experience over the past several months in conducting investment research, as well as presenting their equity research recommendations to a distinguished panel of industry experts. We are looking forward to hosting the India National Final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge in December to select two teams from amongst the four zonal winners to represent India in the Asia Pacific Regional Finals,” said Namit Arora, 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. Due to the growing number of participating teams in India, IAIP hosts four zonal finals (i.e. North, East, West, and South zones) which attract 32 leading business schools participating, followed by the National Final held in December.

Other participating teams in the North Zonal Final included Indian Institute of Management (Lucknow), Indian Institute of Management (Indore), Indian Institute of Management (Rohtak), Management Development Institute (Gurgaon), Faculty of Management Studies (Delhi), and Infinity Business School (Noida).






















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: www.cfasociety.org/india and www.iaipirc.org).

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.

Ø    To learn more about the CFA Institute Research Challenge, follow us on website (www.researchchallenge.org); Twitter (http://twitter.com/cfachallenge); Facebook (www.facebook.com/globalirc); and YouTube (www.youtube.com/cfachallenge)

Ø    To learn more about the competitions held in India, follow us on website (www.iaipirc.org); Twitter (http://twitter.com/iaipchallenge); Facebook (www.facebook.com/iaipirc)                    

 

Media Contacts

Betty Wong
CFA Institute
Tel: +852 3103 9366
Email: betty.wong@cfainstitute.org

Rujuta Kothari
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Tel: +91-9920607446 
Email: 
rujuta.kothari@ogilvy.com

 

Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay wins the CFA Institute Research Challenge India West Zone Final

posted Nov 17, 2011, 10:38 PM by Biharilal Deora CFA   [ updated Nov 18, 2011, 4:39 AM ]

Mumbai, November 17, 2011 – Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay (www.som.iitb.ac.in) has emerged as the winner of the CFA Institute Research Challenge India West Zone Final (www.iaipirc.org), after competing with ten other student teams from leading business schools of the West Zone on 12th November 2011. The competition, organized by the Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP), is supported by three premier organizations including National Stock Exchange (NSE) (www.nseindia.com), Bloomberg (www.bloomberg.com) and Bloomberg UTV (www.bloombergutv.comwww.yourmoneysite.com) as sponsors and long-term corporate partners. Mr. Vidhu Shekhar, CFA, Vice President – New Products and Business Excellence, National Stock Exchange, gave away the cash prizes and trophies that are sponsored by the NSE. The event was hosted at Bloomberg’s new office in Mumbai.

“We are pleased with the successful culmination of the West Zone competition that has been underway over the past four months. The teams have exhibited solid financial analysis and research abilities in conducting equity research, as well as showcasing their investment research and recommendations to the panel of judges. We are building up to hosting the India National Final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge in December where the four zonal winning teams will compete for two places to represent India in the Asia Pacific regional final scheduled for early 2012,” said Namit Arora, 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. Due to the growing number of participating teams in India, IAIP hosts four zonal finals (i.e. North, East, West, and South zones) which attract 32 leading business schools participating, followed by the National Final held in December.

Other participating teams in the West Zone Final included Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (Mumbai); SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (Mumbai); National Institute of Industrial Engineering (Mumbai); Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (Mumbai); Flame - Management School of Business Management Training (Pune); K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (Mumbai); Sydenham Institute of Management Research and Studies and Entrepreneurship Education (Mumbai); Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (Pune); Nirma Institute of Management (Ahmedabad); and Goa Institute of Management (Goa).


   IAIP President - Sunil Singhania   


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: www.cfasociety.org/india and www.iaipirc.org).

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.

Ø    To learn more about the CFA Institute Research Challenge, follow us on website (www.researchchallenge.org); Twitter (http://twitter.com/cfachallenge); Facebook (www.facebook.com/globalirc); and YouTube (www.youtube.com/cfachallenge)

Ø    To learn more about the competitions held in India, follow us on website (http://www.iaipirc.org); Twitter (http://twitter.com/iaipchallenge); Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/iaipirc)                    

 

Media Contacts

Betty Wong
CFA Institute
Tel: +852 3103 9366
Email: betty.wong@cfainstitute.org

Rujuta Kothari
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Tel: +91-9920607446 
Email: 
rujuta.kothari@ogilvy.com

 

Seven Leading Business Schools Participate in the CFA Institute Research Challenge India South Zonal Final

posted Nov 13, 2011, 11:04 PM by Biharilal Deora CFA   [ updated Nov 13, 2011, 11:04 PM ]

A total of 32 teams from Indian business schools to compete for place in Asia Pacific regional final held in Hong Kong


India, November 14, 2011 – In partnership with the renowned global association of investment professionals CFA Institute, the Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP) invited 32 leading business schools to participate in the India rounds of CFA Institute Research Challenge this year.

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. This year, the competition is expected to have more than 3,000 students and 600 universities participating in nearly 50 countries and territories, including Vietnam, Kenya and Colombia for the first time.

Due to the growing number of participating teams in India, IAIP hosts four zonal finals this month, i.e. North, East, West, and South zones. Winning teams from each zonal final will compete at the national final held in Mumbai in December to compete for a place representing India at the Asia Pacific regional round. The India competitions are supported by three premier organizations, including the National Stock Exchange (NSE) (www.nseindia.com), Bloomberg (www.bloomberg.com), and Bloomberg UTV (www.bloombergutv.com, www.yourmoneysite.com) as sponsors and long-term corporate partners.

For the South Zonal Final, seven teams from India’s leading business schools will compete on 20th November 2011 in Chennai. The subject company for the South Zone teams to conduct research and analysis is Coromandel International Limited, which manufactures a wide range of fertilisers and is the second largest phosphatic fertiliser player in India.

Each participating team has been mentored by an experienced practitioner or a CFA charterholder. In addition, all participants are introduced to and held to the standard of the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. The two winning teams from the India national final will participate in the Asia Pacific regional final, which will be held in Hong Kong in February next year. The regional winning team will then compete in the global final, which will be held in New York in April 2012.

Details of the South Zonal Final:

Time and date: 11:30am, 20th November 2011

Venue: Taj Club House, Chennai, India

Participating teams:

Ø      Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (Bangalore)

Ø      Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (Kozhikode)

Ø      Indian School of Business (Hyderabad)

Ø      Indian Institute of Technology Chennai (Chennai)

Ø      The Institute for Financial Management and Research (Chennai)

Ø      T.A. Pai Management Institute (Manipal)

Ø      Great Lakes Institute of Management (Chennai)

 

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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: www.cfasociety.org/india and IAIP IRC website: www.iaipirc.org)

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.

 

 

Media Contacts

Betty Wong
CFA Institute
Tel: +852 3103 9366
Email: betty.wong@cfainstitute.org

Rujuta Kothari
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Tel: +91-9920607446
Email: rujuta.kothari@ogilvy.com

Indian Institute of Management Shillong wins the CFA Institute Research Challenge India East Zonal Final

posted Nov 11, 2011, 4:14 AM by Biharilal Deora CFA

Kolkata, November 11, 2011 – Indian Institute of Management Shillong (IIM Shillong) has emerged as the  winner of the CFA Institute Research Challenge India East Zonal Final, after competing with five other student teams from leading business schools of the East Zone on 5th November 2011. The competition, organized by the Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP), is supported by three premier organizations including the National Stock Exchange (NSE) (www.nseindia.com), Bloomberg (www.bloomberg.com), and Bloomberg UTV (www.bloombergutv.comwww.yourmoneysite.com) as sponsors and long-term corporate partners.

“We are pleased with the success of the East Zone competition. The business school teams have demonstrated good analytical skills in conducting equity research over the past few months and presenting their research and investment recommendations to an esteemed panel of judges composed of investment industry experts and experienced finance practitioners. We look forward to hosting the India national final in December where zonal winners across India will compete for two places to represent India in Asia Pacific regional final to be held in February next year,” said Namit Arora, 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. Due to the growing number of participating teams in India, IAIP hosts four zonal finals (i.e. North, East, West, and South zones) which attract 32 leading business schools participating, followed by the National Final held in December.

Other participating teams in the East Zonal Final included Indian Institute of Management Kolkata  (Kolkata); Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (Kharagpur); XLRI School of Business and Human Resources  (Jamshedpur); Xavier Institute of Management  (Bhubaneswar); and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Kolkata  (Kolkata).













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: 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.


Media Contacts

Betty Wong
CFA Institute
Tel: +852 3103 9366
Email: betty.wong@cfainstitute.org

Rujuta Kothari
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Tel: +91-9920607446 
Email: 
rujuta.kothari@ogilvy.com

Seven Leading Business Schools Participate in the CFA Institute Research Challenge India North Zonal Final

posted Nov 8, 2011, 7:23 PM by Biharilal Deora CFA   [ updated Nov 8, 2011, 9:07 PM ]

A total of 32 teams from Indian business schools to compete for place in Asia Pacific regional final held in Hong Kong

India, November 09, 2011 – In partnership with the renowned global association of investment professionals CFA Institute, the Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP) invited 32 leading business schools to participate in the India rounds of CFA Institute Research Challenge this year.

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. This year, the competition is expected to have more than 3,000 students and 600 universities participating in nearly 50 countries and territories, including Vietnam, Kenya and Colombia for the first time.

Due to the growing number of participating teams in India, IAIP hosts four zonal finals this month, i.e. North, East, West, and South zones. Winning teams from each zonal final will compete at the national final held in Mumbai in December to compete for a place representing India at the Asia Pacific regional round. The India competitions are supported by three premier organizations, including the National Stock Exchange (NSE) (www.nseindia.com), Bloomberg (www.bloomberg.com), and Bloomberg UTV (www.bloombergutv.com, www.yourmoneysite.com) as sponsors and long-term corporate partners.

For the North Zonal Final, seven teams from India’s leading business schools will compete on 13th November 2011 in Delhi. The subject company for the North Zone teams to conduct research and analysis is Petronet LNG Ltd, which was formed by the Government of India to import liquefied natural gas into the country.

Each participating team has been mentored by an experienced practitioner or a CFA charterholder. In addition, all participants are introduced to and held to the standard of the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. The two winning teams from the India national final will participate in the Asia Pacific regional final, which will be held in Hong Kong in February next year. The regional winning team will then compete in the global final, which will be held in New York in April 2012.


Details of the North Zonal Final:

Time and date: 11:00am, 13th November 2011

Venue: India Habitat Centre, Delhi, India

Participating teams:

Ø      Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (Lucknow)

Ø      Indian Institute of Management Indore (Indore)

Ø      Indian Institute of Management Rohtak (Rohtak)

Ø      Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Delhi (Delhi)

Ø      Management Development Institute (Gurgaon)

Ø      Faculty of Management Studies Delhi (Delhi)

Ø      Infinity Business School (Noida)

 

ENDS

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: www.cfasociety.org/india and IAIP IRC website: www.iaipirc.org)

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.

Ø   To learn more about the CFA Institute Research Challenge, follow us on website (www.researchchallenge.org); Twitter (http://twitter.com/cfachallenge); Facebook (www.facebook.com/globalirc); and YouTube (www.youtube.com/cfachallenge)

Ø To learn more about the competitions held in India, follow us on website (www.iaipirc.org); Twitter (http://twitter.com/iaipchallenge); Facebook (www.facebook.com/iaipirc)                    

 

Media Contacts

Betty Wong 
CFA Institute 
Tel: +852 3103 9366 

Rujuta Kothari
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Tel: +91-9920607446
Email: rujuta.kothari@ogilvy.com

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