Toronto, Oct. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CFA Society Toronto and CFA Society Ottawa announce Empire Company Limited a Canadian company headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia has been selected as the company to be researched and analyzed for in the local CFA Institute Research Challenge. Empire’s key businesses are food retailing and related real estate. With approximately $27.2 billion in annual sales and $14.8 billion in assets, Empire and its subsidiaries, franchisees and affiliates employ approximately 127,000 people.
Ontario university student teams taking part in the local competition will prepare equity research reports on this Canadian (TSX) listed company and will be reviewed and scored by a panel of investment industry professionals. Based on scores from the written reports, the top four scoring teams will move onto the local finals on 18 February 2021.
“We are pleased to take part again in this year’s local CFA Institute Research Challenge alongside our friends at CFA Society Ottawa. This competition serves a valuable role in developing the practical skills required to be successful in the investment industry. By providing future practitioners with real-time case scenarios and the professional guidance of senior CFA charterholding practitioners, students get a unique opportunity to experience what it’s like to work in the investment industry. Our goal for this program is to provide future leaders with an opportunity to exercise their critical thinking skills in analyzing a Canadian company in a real-time situation.” said Sue Lemon, CEO, CFA Society Toronto.
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 each team writes a research report on their assigned company with a buy, sell, or hold recommendation.
There are four stages teams must successfully navigate through to be crowned winners the CFA Institute Research Challenge, they are local, sub-regional, regional, and global levels. At each stage, teams must present and defend their analysis to a panel of industry professionals. Students learn from experienced industry experts and peers from the world’s top business schools. All levels of this year’s competitions will be hosted exclusively online.
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