CFA Institute Research Challenge

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an equity research competition among student teams from the world’s top university business and finance programs. Students write an equity research report on a publicly-traded company and present their findings to an expert panel. The teams are judged and a winner selected based on their written reports and presentations.  Throughout the competition, leading investment professionals volunteer as mentors and judges, and teach the students the best practices in equity research and corporate analysis

Source: CFA Society Switzerland

  • 3 electives can be replaced by participating in the CFA Institute Research Challenge Final, Switzerland.

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16 February 2023

Four MScF students, representing the University of Neuchâtel, took part in the prestigious CFA Institute Research Challenge 2022/2023 in Switzerland Final in Zurich and came second. Congratulations for their outstanding performance!

Next step: EMEA Subregional Final.

In the media: LinkedIn


From left to right: Firas Yakhlef, Tutkunaz Yapici, Sofiya Pugachyova and Martin Grünenfelder

21 February 2019


From left to right: Sidita Hasa (Teaching Assistant), Antonius van Eersel, Polina Efremenko and Nikolay Pugachyov

Source photo: CFA Society Switzerland

22 February 2018

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From left to right: Loïc Buri, Giulio Bertolini, Riccardo Mancini and Jeremy Rigolet

Source photo: Carole Fleischmann

23 February 2017

  • As of 2017, rankings are no longer disclosed

CFA 2017 Team UniNE

Left to right: Youssef Kallel, Mario Mihajlov, Yuliya Tsilyk, Gaurav Singh and Petr Nikiforov

Source photo: Carole Fleischmann

25 February 2016

  •  2nd Overall


Left to right: Mathias Gfeller, Nils Hodel, Quentin Jacot, Thibaut de Coulon and Dario Dias Nunes

Source photo: Carole Fleischmann

25 February 2015

  • 2nd for Presentation
  • 3rd for Report


Left to right: Damien Jaquet, Erwin Näscher, Thibaud Romet, Karine Patron and Adrien Voltolini

Source photo: Carole Fleischmann

26 February 2014

  • 1st for Best Presentation
  • 2nd Overall


Left to right: Alex Marc, Head of Equities, Merrill Lynch Switzerland, Anastasiia Medianovska, Johan Barbezat, David Wehrli, Lorena Zini and Prof. Peter Fiechter

Source photo: Carole Fleischmann