Global Investment Research Challenge: UK finalists announced
Lancaster, Imperial, Cass and Stirling universities will fight out the UK final of the CFA Institute Global Investment Research Challenge (Global IRC) at Bloomberg LP, City Gate House, 39-45 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1PQ, on the 4th February 2011.
Starting at 5pm CFAUK members can watch the competition as teams battle for a place at the EMEA regional event in Madrid on 4th March.
Entry is free and there will be a drinks reception at the end of the event. If you would like to attend please register your interest by emailing David Studd.
The Global Investment Research Challenge (Global IRC) is an educational initiative aimed at teaching best and ethical practices in equity research to the next generation of investment professionals. High performing students from top business schools from all over the world to compete in the analysis and valuation. The designated public company being analysed for the competition in the UK is National Express.
The CFA Society of the UK (CFA UK) serves society’s best interests through the provision of education and training, the promotion of high professional and ethical standards and by informing policy-makers and the public about the investment profession.
The society supports the CFA Program® and is the awarding body for the Investment Management Certificate (IMC), the UK’s leading entry level qualification for investment professionals. The society also supports the ASIP designation that was awarded to those passing the Associate examinations of the IIMR.
Founded in 1955, CFA UK represents the interests of roughly 10,000 investment professionals. CFA UK is part of the worldwide network of member societies of CFA Institute (the global, not-for-profit association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials, and awards the CFA and CIPM designations) and is the largest society outside North America.
CFA UK members work across the investment profession. While the most common roles for members are portfolio manager and research analyst, members occupy a wide variety of positions and work for many different types of firm. Similarly, the society's portfolio manager and research analyst members cover the entire range of asset classes and specialisms. Their common characteristic is a determination to practice and uphold the highest level of professional and ethical standards.