02-21-2014 CFA Institute Research Challenge in Los Angeles
Friday, February 21st, 2014
We invite you all to attend this great event to watch graduate and undergraduate students present their analysis of a local company to a panel of judges and industry professionals such as yourselves. The students put a great deal of work into their written reports and presentations and will benefit even more from presenting to an enthusiastic audience! The presentations begin at 3:00pm on Friday, February 21st at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Networking and cocktail hour begins at 5:30pm. A newly added component of this event that will be of interest to students and CFALA members is our Career Chat presentations. The speakers will give brief presentations during the networking portion of the event and discuss their diverse career paths.
The CFA Institute Research Challenge offers students the unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts and compete with peers from the world’s top finance programs. This annual educational initiative promotes best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts through hands-on mentoring and intensive training in company analysis and presentation skills. Five universities from the Los Angeles area will compete in the 2014 competition. The final research reports and presentations will be evaluated locally and the winning team will advance to the Americas Regional Final in Denver, in March. If you are interested in additional information on the challenge, click here to view the official website.
Please come out and support these future charterholders, network with other society members and, if you are an alumni of one of the participating schools, you can cheer on your alma mater! This event is hosted for all CFALA members!
This year’s teams are from the following schools:
University of Southern California (USC)
California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo
College of the Canyons
Claremont Graduate School, Drucker School of Management
Location: Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles - Corinthian Room
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2607
Parking: Hotel Valet Parking: $20.00
Self-Parking at Pershing Square (located directly across the street on Olive St.): $10.00
Agenda: 2:30pm Check-in
3:00pm - 5:30pm Presentations
5:30pm - 7:00pm Networking and Career Chat Presentations with Appetizers and Cocktails