Awaiting the results!

CFA Institute Research Challenge 2021

For the fifth time, the IUM team competed with seventeen other top schools in France and has to research and analyze Nexity, France’s leading integrated real estate group, with business operations in all areas of real estate development and services.

CFA challenge was an excellent opportunity to prepare us for future complex projects. Understanding everyone’s strengths and weaknesses and being able to integrate different profiles to be efficient is also part of such a work.”

“The CFA Challenge required a lot of commitment. We entered the competition to get some hands of experience in the field of valuations and step out of the comfort zone by being put in a predetermined team, working on a real-life project.”

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive financial analysis training. Students work in teams to research and analyze a publicly-traded company — and also having the chance to meet with company management. Each team writes a research report on their assigned company with a buy, sell, or hold recommendation. If the report is selected, the teams will present and defend their analysis to a panel of industry professionals.

The members of the team are very enthusiastic about the competition.

We came across many difficulties. Thanks to all our different strengths and points of view, together, we always managed to overcome them.”

“It’s a good bridge between school and works environment. Being able to work along with mentors is a great opportunity to learn. We also wanted to represent our school in an international context.”

The MSc in Finance at IUM is filled with exciting challenges like this CFA Institute Research Challenge. It provides opportunities for students to land careers with top financial institutions and very attractive positions.

“Industry standards are very high, but the preparation offered from IUM is enough to be up to the expectation out there. Overall we surely deepened knowledge of financial modeling and valuation more than any other exam.” 

IUM is very proud of its team Besnard AntoineBisci MonicaCornaglia MatteoHelseth Sander, and Petzold Fynn, and wishes them the best of luck!


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