CFA® Institute Research Challenge Vietnam: Announce Top 9 excellent teams entering the City semi-finals round

(Nov 9, 2019) Over three months of the competition, nine teams with the best investment reports will enter the semi-finals. All the teams will continue to compete for a place in the national final round. 

The CFA® Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis and professional ethics. Each student will be tested on their analytical, valuation, report writing, and presentation skills. They gain real-world experience as they assume the role of a research analyst. 

Only one team in each University in Vietnam can participate in National competition. The national round takes 5 consecutive months, requires great determination and perseverance from the teams. The competition in 2019 attracted 19 leading universities across the country. Joining CFA® Institute Research Challenge, students have the opportunity to experience a professional working environment and extremely valuable practical experience.

Students participating in the competition was guided and granted an account using the Bloomberg Terminal, be guided in financial analysis, building a valuation model and instruction to present investment ideas in the most effective way to the council who are experts from leading securities and fund management companies. This is an opportunity for them to shine before future employers.

In addition, students experience the real working environment, meet the leadership of the theme company (FPT: HSX), learn how to ask the right questions and learn about business models. All contestants must undergo an ethic code exam. This will be essential luggage for their professional career path. 

The Northen teams in the presentation skills training

On this Saturday, 9th November 2019, after three months of the competition, the nine teams with the best investment reports be announced to come to the regional semi-finals (in random order)

The Northern:

  1. National Economics University 
  2. Banking Academy
  3. RMIT University Vietnam’s Hanoi campus
  4. Foreign Trade University Hanoi


The Southern: 

  1. Foreign Trade University HCMC
  2. RMIT University Vietnam’s Saigon South campus
  3. Vietnamese German University
  4. University of Economics & Laws HCMC
  5. Eastern International University



The Southern teams received certificates for the competition participation.

All of the teams that reach the semi-finals will have 20 days to prepare their presentations about investment recommendations for the theme company (FPT: HSX). The semi-finals will be held in two cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to find 4 outstanding teams participating in the national finals, held in December 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City. The team that wins the national tournament will represent Vietnam, taking part in the Asia Pacific competition held in Seoul, South Korea in March 2020.

Notably, all the teams that entered the National round were awarded prestigious scholarships from amiCoach and FTMS Vietnam training centers.

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