The Hong Kong Local Final of the Research Challenge, held for the 15th consecutive year, is a world-class educational competition which is designed to promote best practices in research among the next generation of analysts through mentoring and intensive training in company analysis. Indeed, this enlightening initiative offers a simulated setting with hands-on experience for participants to act as real-world research analysts. With the assistance of mentors, teams of participants will analyse a Hong Kong listed company in-depth: meeting the company management, writing a research report and presenting research results and recommendations to a high-profile panel of judges. Apart from knowledge-based requirements, all participants should also abide by the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct of CFA Institute. Winners will be rewarded with scholarship, certificates, trophies and prizes.
At the Report Presentation and Award Ceremony, the 5 teams with the highest Written Report scores will be presenting their investment research to the panel of judges. They will also be advised of judges’ precious words of comments and recommendations.
Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the Board of HKSFA has decided to host the competition in a virtual format instead of in-person.
For the sake of fairness, this will be a closed-door competition. Audience will NOT be allowed to join this virtual competition.