CFA Institute Research Challenge 2021-2022

Following the successful adaptation regarding the global pandemic, Research Challenge 2021-2022 welcomes the eleventh year to be officially held in Vietnam.

Research Challenge is an educational competition for university students with passion for financial analysis to execute their learning on real-life research for one specific assigned company and showcase their report to a panel of experienced professionals. 

Joining the Research Challenge, candidates will be attending extensive training and mentoring sessions from analysis experts in preparation for the competition.


Important dates for the Research Challenge 2021-2022 in Vietnam

Event Details Date
Nominated Teams Submission Deadline 05 September 2021
Subject Company Announcement 06 September 2021
Analysis & Data Sponsor Training 18 & 19 September 2021
Subject Company Analyst Meeting 25 September 2021
Company Report Submission Deadline 13 November 2021
Presentation Training & Top 8 National Announcement 27 November 2021
Semi-Final – Report Submission Deadline  11 December 2021
Semi-Final – Presentation Video Submission Deadline 18 December 2021
Finalist Announcement 25 December 2021
Presentation Slide Submission Deadline 10 January 2022
National Final 15 January 2022


Important dates for Global Research Challenge 2021-2022 

Event Details Date
Sub-Regional Final

Vietnam Champion Team participates in Southeastern Asia Final

The team will submit a recorded presentation, no Q&A session.

March 2022
Regional Semi-Final

The winning teams proceed to compete within their regions.

This will be held virtually, the team will have a live presentation and Q&A session with the judges.

April 2022
Regional Final & Global Final

Selected winners will compete in Regional Final & Global Final in New York.

May 2022


List of participating universities

Ha Noi
1. Banking Academy of Vietnam
2. British University Vietnam
3. Foreign Trade University – Hanoi Campus
4. Ha Noi University
5. National Economics University
6. Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology
7. RMIT University – Hanoi Campus
8. University of Economics & Business (UEB) – VNU
9. University of Economics, The University of Danang

Ho Chi Minh
1. Banking University of HCM City
2. Eastern International University
3. Foreign Trade University – HCMC Campus
4. Fulbright University Vietnam
5. Hoa Sen University
6. International University – VNU HCMC
7. RMIT University – HCM Campus
8. Ton Duc Thang University
9. University of Economics and Law
10. University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City


Learn more about this competition

> CFA Research Challenge 2021-2022 Official Rules

> CFA Research Challenge Resources