CFA Institute Research Challenge
Politecnico di Milano wins 1st place
at 2013 CFA Italian Research Challenge
The team from Master of Science in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering at Politecnico di Milano
, is the winner of the 5th CFA Italian Research Challenge with a research report on Autogrill
Congratulations to Lorenzo Avitabile, Enrico Buggea, Alberto De Antoni, David Albert Dianda and Laura Grassi; to their Mentor Alberto Chiandetti, CFA; to Prof. Marco Giorgino and Barbara Monda, Faculty Advisors.
The winning team will go to London for the Europe, Middle East & Africa Challenge. The winner of the EMEA Challenge will advance to the Global Research Challenge, which this year is being held on 12 April in London.
Congratulation also to the other competing teams. All of them did an outstanding job.
5th Italian Research Challenge - The Teams
Top-down/Left-right: Università Commerciale L. Bocconi - Università degli Studi di Bologna - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano - Università degli Studi di Padova - Università di Pavia - Università La Sapienza Roma - Università Ca' Foscari Venezia - Politecnico di Milano
Reports and PresentationsPolitecnico di MilanoReportPresentationUniversità Ca’ Foscari VeneziaReportPresentationUniversità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore MilanoReportPresentationUniversità Commerciale L. BocconiReportPresentation Università La Sapienza Roma ReportPresentationUniversità degli Studi di BolognaReportPresentationUniversità degli Studi di PadovaReportPresentationUniversità di PaviaReportPresentation
The CFA Institute Research Challenge
Where else but in our colleges and universities can you find the best and brightest minds of the next generation in the investment profession?
What is the purpose of the Global Research Challenge?
The CFA Institute Global Research Challenge offers students the unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts and compete with 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.
How does it work?
CFA Institute member societies together with local universities assemble university teams of 3-5 students each. Teams are mentored by industry professionals in writing an equity research report on a publicly traded company. The teams then present their findings to a distinguished panel of experts.
The Challenge consists of the following components:
Analysis of a Public Company: Teams research a publicly traded company. Company management presents to the teams and participates in a question and answer session.
Mentoring By a Professional Research Analyst: Each team works with an investment professional, who mentors the team on research process and reviews and critiques their report.
Writing a Research Report: Students produce an initiation of coverage report on the chosen company. The report is reviewed and scored by a group of judges.
Presentation of Research to a High-Profile Panel of Experts: Teams present their research to a panel of experts from top financial institutions. The team with the highest combined report and presentation score is the winner.
Advancement to CFA Institute’s Global Challenge: The winners of the local competitions will advance to compete against teams within their geographic region, culminating in a global finale..
Benefits of Participation
Universities: Showcase your business school on a global scale; Provide students with practical training and exposure to top industry professionals
Mentors and Panelists: Promote best practices in research to the next generation; Give back to the investment profession in a high-impact, time compressed manner.
Students: Gain real industry experience and access to professionals and experts in the investment industry;
Opportunity to compete against 300+ students from over 140 universities in Asia, Europe, and North America will compete, including students from these schools ranked among the Financial Times top MBA programs.
Societies: Showcase your society to local and regional universities and students; Provide an opportunity for your members to give back to the industry; Connect with and engage senior professionals. Download Italian Investment Research Challenge Presentation