02-20-2015 CFA Institute Research Challenge in Los Angeles

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Dear Members,

CFA Society Los Angeles is proud to host the CFA Institute Research Challenge in Los Angeles.  This year’s subject company is The Walt Disney Company

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 20th at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.  Networking and cocktail hour begins at 5:30pm.   A 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 2015 competition. The final research reports and presentations will be evaluated locally and the winning team will advance to the Americas Regional Final in Atlanta, GA, in April.  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
University of California, Santa Barbara

Location:  Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles   - Bernards
                  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

Registration Link:
Registration is free for all CFALA members!
Non-members:  $35



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