Top Universities to Compete in the Local CFA Institute Research Challenge Hosted by Vietnam Community of Investment Professionals – A CFA Society in formation

Students from top universities compete for a chance to advance to the next level of the world’s leading investment research competition

22 December 2023

On the recent 23rd December 2023, Vietnam Community of Investment Professionals – A CFA Society in formation announced that the following universities will compete in the local round of the CFA Institute Research Challenge 2023-2024, taking place at 

In Hanoi: Hanoi University, Room C.101, Building C, Nguyen Trai Street, Nam Tu Liem District.

In Ho Chi Minh city: University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH), Room B1.205, 279 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Ward 5, District 10

as the first step in this prestigious global competition: 

  1. University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City 
  2. Foreign Trade University Ho Chi Minh City Campus 
  3. National Economics University 
  4. Foreign Trade University Hanoi Campus

Each university team consisting of three to five students, will present their analysis and buy/sell/hold recommendations on DigiWorld to a panel of distinguished judges from the investment community. Their presentation is the culmination of months of research, interviews with company management, competitors, and clients, as well as presentation training, under the supervision of their faculty advisor and a dedicated industry mentor. 

Strive for Greatness

This year, the initial round of the CFA Institute Research Challenge was hosted by Vietnam Community of Investment Professionals – A CFA Society in formation and sponsored by amiCoach, SmartTrain, Fiingroup, Bloomberg, Vietcombank Fund Management Company Limited (VCBF) and KIM Fund.




About the CFA Institute Research Challenge
The CFA Institute Research Challenge gathers students, investment industry professionals, publicly traded companies, and corporate sponsors together locally, regionally, and globally for an annual competition. In order to promote best practices in equity research and company analysis, students research, analyze, and report on a company as if they are practicing analysts. Local CFA member societies and other affiliated groups host local level competitions of the Research Challenge in conjunction with the participating universities. The universities assemble teams of three to five business and finance students who work directly with a company in researching and preparing a company analysis. The team’s final presentations are locally evaluated by high-profile panels of heads of research, portfolio managers, and chief investment officers from the world’s top firms. The local champions advance to regional competitions for the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and then to the Global Final, which will be held in Warsaw (Poland) on May 13th. Additional information on the Research Challenge is available on the CFA Institute website,


About Vietnam Community of Investment Professionals – A CFA Society in formation

CFA Community Vietnam was assembled in 2008 with the ultimate objective of establishing the CFA Society Vietnam, a non-profit professional association in Vietnam that supports the professional development and advancement of CFA® charterholders and candidates. The community provides member services including educational programs, sponsored events, employment postings, and networking opportunities.


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 of ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. Our aim is to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. There are more than 162,000 CFA charterholders worldwide in 163 countries and regions. CFA Institute has nine offices worldwide and there are 154 local member societies. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @CFAInstitute and on


Media Contacts
Contact 1, CFA Institute Research Challenge 2023-2024

Contact 2, Vietnam Community of Investment Professionals – A CFA Society in formation