IAIP Challenge 2013

Winning teams IIFT & NMIMS

Winning teams IIFT, Delhi & NMIMS, Mumbai

CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global educational initiative promoting the best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts through hands-on mentoring and intensive training in company analysis and presentation skills. Local CFA Institute member societies host and launch local competitions involving teams of three to five business and finance students from participating colleges or universities. The local winning teams advance to the respective regional finals held in APAC (Asia Pacific), EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa), Americas and New York regions and then compete for the global crown in the global finals. IAIP concluded the India finals of  Research Challenge in Mumbai on January 31st 2013. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi emerged as winners to represent India in the 2013 Asia Pacific regional finals of the competition. The event was followed by the panel discussion on the investment outlook for India.

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It should be noted that India has the largest number of teams and students participating in this challenge – 46 business schools and more than 220 students. Just a few years ago in 2008 the number stood at 9 schools. India also has the highest number of society members volunteering as judges, mentors, graders, coordinators. The table below gives name of subject companies and winners of each zone as well as the finals.

Subject Company Zone Number of Team Winner
Mcleod Russel East 8 Indian Institute of Management, Shillong
Cadila Healthcare Central 8 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
HDFC Bank West 9 Narsee Monjee Institute of Mgmt Studies, Mumbai (National Winner)
Cairn India North 12 Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi (National Winner)
Infosys South 9 Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai

The five teams, which made it to the finals after the equally tough regional rounds, gave brilliant presentation of the investment thesis on the respective companies and responded well to the questions raised by the distinguished panel of judges. Bloomberg,  Bloomberg TV, Corporate Bridge, NSE India and yourmoneysite.com were the sponsors of the event. The two winning teams will represent India at the APAC finals in Hong Kong on February 23rd, 2013.

Acknowledgements:

Judges Host / Coordinators
Anirban Dutta Aviral Jain, CFA
Anurag Jain Bihari L.Deora, CFA
Basant Maheshwari Kishor  Bagri, CFA
Bharat Shah Namit Arora, CFA
Chetan Shah, CFA Neeraj Gaurh, CFA
Harsha Upadhyay Nethra Bhat, CFA
Jatinder Agarwal Vinay Bagri, CFA
Krishnan Parameswara Iyer
Mangesh Anaokar  Supporters
Navneet Munot, CFA  NSE
Neelkanth Mishra  Bloomberg
Nirmal Jain  Bloomberg TV
Prashanth Y Narayan  Corporate Bridge
Prasun Gajri, CFA  yourmoneysite.com
Roshi Jain
Sanjay Bhuwania
Sanjay Jain
Satish Ramanathan, CFA
Saurabh Mukherjea, CFA
Suresh Krishnamurthy
Vikas Gupta
Volunteer (Mentor) Volunteer (Grader)
Pawan Kumar, CFA Aseem Gupta, CFA
Kishan Gupta, CFA Mahesh BP, CFA
Pramod Dangi, CFA hrishikesh Deshmukh, CFA
Manan Agrawal, CFA Vinay K Rao, CFA
Mitchelle Desilva, CFA Jemin Talati, CFA
Siddhartha Dutt Pandey, CFA Pradeep Kumar Kesavan, CFA
Siddhartha Saraf, CFA Atul Mehra, CFA
Nitesh Sharma, CFA Seshadri Nathan Krishnan, CFA
Vishal Gajwani, CFA Mehul Jani, CFA
Gaurang Trivedi, CFA Subrata Ray, CFA
Vinayak Walimbe, CFA Sandeep Batra, CFA
Suneil Ramesh, CFA Ravi Singal, CFA
Bhadra Kanaiya, CFA Ankur Kapur, CFA
Vineet Hetamasaria, CFA NIKHIL MALHOTRA, CFA
Sanjay Parikh, CFA Pravin Rajendran, CFA
Srivathsan Ramachandran, CFA Ajay Limaye, CFA
Rajesh Sehgal, CFA Mahendra Kumar Jajoo, CFA
Umesh V Kudalkar, CFA Manish Talwar, CFA
Bijay Kumar, CFA Anup Kulkarni, CFA
Nilanjan Das, CFA JAINENDRA SHANDILYA, CFA
Prashant Nair, CFA Berinder Sahni, CFA
Sameer Agarwal, CFA Siddhartha Pandey, CFA
Rohit Kapoor, CFA Parijat Garg, CFA
Akhil Jain, CFA Girish Rohira, CFA
Anil B. Nayak, CFA Mitesh Tank, CFA
Ankur Bansal, CFA Dhaval Shah, CFA
Archit Singhal, CFA Naveen Khandelwal, CFA
Aditya Damani, CFA Amandeep Sidhu, CFA
Ravi Kiran M V, CFA GAUTAM KALANI, CFA
Berinder Sahni, CFA Aditya Jadhav, CFA
Deependu Jain, CFA
Dheeraj Vaidya, CFA
Gaurav Aggarwal, CFA
JAINENDRASHANDILYA,CFA
Jyoti Maheshwari, CFA
Dinesh Yeole, CFA
Anand Krishnakumar, CFA
Saurabh Mundra, CFA
Sharad Venugopal, CFA
Mahaveer S Jain, CFA
Saurabh Singh, CFA
Lalit Agrawal, CFA
Neeraj Gaurh, CFA
Mahesh Nandurkar, CFA
Viswanathan M B, CFA

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Contributions from: IAIP task force

About IAIP

India Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP), which is established April 2005 and located in Mumbai, is an association of local investment professionals. As one of the 136 CFA Institute member societies, IAIP connects members to a global network of investment professionals. Consisting of portfolio managers, security analysts, investment advisors, and other financial professionals, IAIP promotes ethical and professional standards within the investment industry, facilitates the exchange of information and opinions among people within the local investment community and beyond, and works to further the public’s understanding of the CFA designation and investment industry.
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