CFA Institute Research Challenge

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual, global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. Students work in teams to research and analyze a publicly traded company and then write a research report on their assigned company with a buy, sell, or hold recommendation.

For more information, visit Elon’s CFA IRC page or contact Dr. Neeraj Gupta.

Southeastern Hedge Fund Competition

This competition is open to teams of students at all colleges and universities in the world. Each team consists of one to five undergraduate and/or graduate students and a faculty advisor. At most two teams from any college or university may submit to the competition. If more than two teams from a college or university want to submit, the faculty coordinator (different position than but potentially same person as the faculty advisor, see below) must decide which two teams will submit. The same faculty member may serve as advisor to both submitting teams.

For more information, contact Dr. Adam Aiken.

Carolina Fintech Hub’s Hackathon Competition

Carolina Fintech Hub looks for teams of bright, motivated and capable students to solve real-world problems. The intensive month-long journey concludes with the top three teams presenting at the Southeast Fintech Ventures Conference in Charlotte, N.C., where the winning team will go home with $10,000.

For more information, contact Dr. Kate Upton.