CFA Institute Research Challenge 2017-2018

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Previous Research Challenge World Champions & Presentations

Previous Research Challenge Vietnam Champions & Written Reports

The Research Challenge 2017-2018 is the seventh year the competition is held in Vietnam. The 2017 competition welcomes 14 promising groups of students from participating universities in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. The winning team will advance to compete in the Asia Pacific Regional Level and/or attend the Global Level held in Seoul, Korea in April 2018.

The teams joining the Research Challenge 2017 also have access to Data training for their research and analysis.

Important dates for the Research Challenge 2017 in Vietnam:

Event Details Date Location
Kick-off Meeting & 1st Seminar: Company Analysis 09 September 2017 Hanoi/HCMC

Danang (online)

2nd Seminar: Data training & Ethics training 10 September 2017 Online training
3rd Seminar: Subject Company Information 25 September 2017 HCMC

Hanoi/Danang (online)

Deadline for Submission of reports 10 November 2017 Online Submission
4th Seminar: Presentation skills & Announcement of 4 Finalists 25 November 2017 Hanoi/HCMC

Danang (online)

Local Finale – Panel Presentation 16 December 2017 HCMC


Important dates for the Research Challenge 2017 globally:

Event Details Date Location
Americas Regional 19–20 March 2018 Boston, USA
EMEA Regional  4–5 April 2018 Dublin, Ireland
Asia Pacific Regional  18–19 April 2018 Seoul, Korea
Global Final  20 April 2018 Seoul, Korea


CFA Research Challenge Official Rules

Official rules


The list of competing universities:

From Hanoi:

  1. Banking Academy of Vietnam
  2. Foreign Trade University, Hanoi
  3. FPT University
  4. Hanoi University
  5. National Economics University
  6. Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology


From Da Nang:

  1. Da Nang University of Economics


From Ho Chi Minh City:

  1. Banking University HCMC
  2. Foreign Trade University HCMC
  3. Hoa Sen University
  4. International University HCMC
  5. RMIT University
  6. University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City
  7. University of Economics and Laws
  8. Vietnam German University

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