The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an initiative in which leading industry professionals promote best practices in securities research to students from top area business schools. Over the course of the competition, university teams are mentored by analysts and faculty advisors in writing an equity research report on a publicly traded company. The local level competition culminates in a presentation of that research to a panel of investment industry experts, who select the best presentation.

New York University Abu Dhabi Wins 2019 CFA Institute Research Challenge in the UAE

Dubai, 3 March 2019 New York University Abu Dhabi was announced as the winner of the 2018-19 CFA Institute Research Challenge in the UAE, in a close competition hosted by CFA Society Emirates, the local UAE member society of CFA Institute. The competing teams produced an equity research report on the financial performance of Dubai Islamic Bank, which was then judged by CFA Society Emirates and industry professionals based on accuracy, insight and analysis.

New York University Abu Dhabi will compete in the EMEA Regional Final in Zurich, Switzerland on 10-11 April 2019, against other teams from universities around the world. The winning team will then compete against some of the world’s top business schools in the Global Final on 25 April in New York, USA. This year’s competition featured four universities including: American University of Dubai, Middlesex University Dubai, New York University Abu Dhabi and University of Sharjah.