NYSSA Launches Research Challenge to Start Academic Year

12th annual contest nurtures New York students as ‘next-gen Wall Street’

NEW YORK--()--The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) rolled out its annual CFA Institute Research Challenge to local colleges and business schools today beginning with a lunch for participating students, faculty and industry members.

NYSSA, the official New York partner of CFA Institute, originally conceived the Research Challenge contest to teach ethical equity analysis to area university students. Now in its twelfth year, the Research Challenge is globally sponsored by CFA Institute and coordinated regionally by societies like NYSSA.

Research Challenge teams are selected from schools around world and coached in a tournament to perform investment analysis and present research on real publicly traded companies. NYSSA will offer resources and support to the students that entered the Research Challenge today.

The Research Challenge is scheduled to extend through April 2015 and attract more than 3,300 students and 775 universities in 60 countries. CFA Institute will choose the winning report in a Global Finale held in Atlanta. In the previous Research Challenge, Fordham University was named New York winner.

“NYSSA has the distinction of being both the inventor of the Research Challenge and the sole CFA Institute society in the financial capital of the world,” said Karen Sterling, NYSSA Executive Director. “For NYSSA, the Research Challenge is vital to fostering the next generation of Wall Street.”

A complete list of the 21 Tri-State area schools involved in the Research Challenge can be viewed at http://www.nyssa.org/research-challenge.

About NYSSA

Founded in 1937 by pioneering value investor Benjamin Graham, the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) is a leading forum for the investment community and a nonprofit provider of career development and professional education.

NYSSA is committed to promoting fiduciary accountability in finance. With a membership totaling more than 9,000, NYSSA is the largest U.S. affiliate of CFA Institute, a global association overseeing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification.

Visit www.nyssa.org for more information.

Contacts

NYSSA
Chris Glynn, 646-871-3430
cglynn@nyssa.org

Contacts

NYSSA
Chris Glynn, 646-871-3430
cglynn@nyssa.org