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CFA INSTITUTE
RESEARCH CHALLENGE
2015
HOSTED BY CFA SOCIETY CZECH REPUBLIC
Tomáš Hrbáček
CFA Institute Research
Challenge Coordinator
1 October 2014
LOCAL 2014 CHALLENGE WINNERS
University of New York in Prague
ABOUT CFA INSTITUTE
CFA Institute
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Global association of investment professionals
CFA charter – ‘the gold standard among the countless degrees around the world’ (FT)
Mission:
“To lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics,
education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.”
Current situation
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Over 123.000 members from 145 countries
Over 160.000 candidates from 167 countries
Growing membership in Asia and Europe
ABOUT CFA INSTITUTE
About CFA Program
Emphasizes the highest ethical and professional standards
► Strong foundation of real-world investment analysis and skills
► To earn the CFA charter:
► pass of 3 exams
►4 years of qualified investment work experience
► become a member of CFA Institute
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Only 20% of enrolled candidates complete the program
ABOUT CZECH CFA SOCIETY
CFA Society Czech Republic
Non-profit organization
► Winner of CFA Institute 2009 Revitalization Award, 2012 Outstanding Society by Size
and 2013 Outreach Engagement
► Founded in May 2002
► www.czechcfa.cz
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Members’ profile
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145 members and 1100 candidates
Charterholders hold mid/senior
executive positions
ABOUT CZECH CFA SOCIETY
CFA Society Board of Directors
Marek Jindra, CFA, FCCA, ASA, President – Partner, EY
► Jana Jandová, CFA, Treasury – Senior Manager, Deloitte
►Jan Brázda, CFA, Vice President – Director, PwC
► Tom Fencl, CFA, Employer Outreach – Tom Fencl Advisory
► Martin Fischer, CFA, Programming Chair - Trader
► Matěj Turek, CFA, University Outreach – Portfolio Manager, Meridon Funds
► Lubomír Vystavěl, CFA, Advocacy Chair – Manager, EY
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Executive Director
► Petra Roberts, CFA – Managing Partner, Roberts & Co
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
WROCLAW UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
WHAT IS IT…?
The Research Challenge is unique by promoting best practices, research skills,
analysis, report writing, and presentation skills in action.
Unique opportunity for students
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Not based on the performance of a stock
Promote how to conduct research, analyze data, write and present a recommendation
Investment professionals involved
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Grading reports and evaluating presentations
Each team will be assigned a mentor
Not just an exercise
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Held to the standard of the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional
Conduct
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
2015 RESEARCH CHALLENGE NETWORK
CFA Institute Research Challenge provides a global network of 10,000 students.
One of the great aspects of this program is its global reach.
Global Final
AP
Regional
EMEA
Regional
Americas
Regional
~20 Teams
~30 Teams
~50 Teams
95+ LOCAL LEVEL CHALLENGES
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
TIMELINE
The Investment Research Challenge 2015 will stretch over the entire
winter semester:
Kick off presentation
Wed 1 Oct 2014
Teams selected by the universities & student registration
Tue 21 Oct 2014
Teams orientation
Wed 22 Oct 2014
Teams meet with mentors
November 2014
Subject company presentation
Thu 6 Nov 2014
Q&A session / analyst calls
November 2014
Written reports due
Fri 19 Dec 2014
Grading of reports, panel presentations preparation
Jan 2015
Teams presentations & Winner announced
Wed 28 Jan 2015
EMEA Regional Final
1-2 April 2015
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
TARGET COMPANY
The target company is one of the leading European producers of nonwoven textiles
Pegas Nonwovens
►Manufacturer
of synthetic nonwoven textiles from polypropylene or polyethylene filaments
►Established in 1990 as an exclusively Czech private company based in Znojmo,
►Two plants in the Czech Republic with one production line in Egypt
► Key market in CEE, Western Europe & Russia
►Turnover EUR 199.2 million as of 2013
► Shares listed on the PSE and WSE
The subject company will make a presentation to students and provide a Q&A call, both in
November 2014.
Each team will prepare five questions before the Q&A session, and submit these to the
Administrator. Students will be allowed to ask the subject company additional questions
during the Q&A session.
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
TOP CZECH INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED
Mentors
Graders
Karel Tregler, Generali PPF
Jan Vejmělek, CFA, KB
Michal Mišun, Redbaenk
Miroslav Fliega, CFA, ING
Jan Hájek, CFA, ISČS
Jaroslav Trojan, Credo Ventures
Miroslav Kuběnka, CFA, Generali PPF
Filip Mach, Citibank
Dan Karpíšek, CFA, IKS KB
Martin Fischer, CFA, Trader
Tomáš Krsička, CFA, Accredio
Milan Jalový, EPH
Panelists
Pavel Cyrani, ČEZ
Daniel Prager, KPMG
Jiří Beneš, CFA, 3TS
Lubomír Vystavěl, CFA, EY
Jiří Hnilica, VŠE
Roman Florián, CFA, J&T Banka
Marek Janča, EPH
Petr Sosík, CFA, Allianz
Honorary Academic Partner
Jiří Hnilica, VSE Praha
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
PRIZES FOR WINNERS
Czech CFA Society would like to award the winners with the following prizes:
Invitation for the EMEA Regional final in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
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Chance to compete with other local winners in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Global Final 17 April 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia/USA
CFA exam scholarship
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The winning team will obtain Access scholarship for
CFA Level 1 exam.
Invitation for CFA Forecasting Dinner 2015
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The Research Challenge award ceremony will be
part of the CFA Forecasting Dinner 2015.
Annual subscription of Ekonom business weekly
Congratulatory advertisement in Ekonom
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS
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A public recognition of the Research Challenge
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Great recognition for winners
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Real-life learning experience as an Equity Analyst
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Access and exposure to leading industry professionals
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Professional report and experience to use
on resume/CV and job interviews
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Experience presenting to top financial professionals
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Network of over 10,000 students and volunteers worldwide
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS – LOCAL ROUND (12)
University of Economics, Prague
Jiří Hnilica – Vice-Chancellor,
David Havlicek – Klub Investoru
Institute of Economic Studies, Charles
University, Prague
Jiří Novák – Deloitte Corporate Chair,
Sarka Bokocova
University of New York, Prague
Tanweer Ali – Lecturer
Anglo-American University, Prague
Peter Bolcha – Dean
Camelia Isaic
CERGE-EI, Prague
Yulia Sheveleva – Career Service Manager
Masaryk University, Brno
Dagmar Linnertová – Assistent Professor
Mendel University, Brno
Svatopluk Kapounek – Vice-Dean
VSB-TU Technical University, Ostrava
Kateřina Kořená – Assistant Professor
Petr Gurny – Assistant Professor
Tomas Bata University, Zlin
Eva Hrubosova – Assistant Professor
Comenius University in Bratislava – Faculty of
Mathematics, Physics and Informatics
Daniel Sevcovic – Professor
University of Economics, Bratislava
Stefan Slavik – Professor
The School of Management & City University of
Seattle, Bratislava
Martina Bernhauerova – Academic Office
Coordinator
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
HOW TO REGISTER
The registration process will be administered by each participating institution.
Qualifying conditions
No teams with less than three and more than five members.
► All team members are students of the participating institution
► Teams (max 2 per university) are selected at discretion of the participating institutions
► Participants have to sign a Participation Agreement and complete the official registration
on CFA Institute Research Challenge website
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Teams need to be registered by 21 Oct 2014.
The application shall include for each team member:
► Name, address, email contact, mobile nr.
► Semester of study, faculty, major
► Brief resume
► Optional if required by the university: a letter of motivation (up to A4)
All team representatives or individual applicants will be notified by email.
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
MATERIAL SUPPORT TO THE STUDENTS TEAMS
Travel & accommodation costs for non-PRG students will be reimbursed.
Travel expenses
The ticket has to be on the date of the company and final presentations and the
Forecasting dinner.
► Trains allowed in 2nd class and categories SC/IC/EC/R
► Any type of bus allowed
► Cars will be reimbursed at CZK 5.00/km, up to the max of the equivalent bus/train tickets
for those travelling together
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Accommodation
►Accommodation
will be arranged for the night following the final presentation in rooms for
two or three
All the costs will be reimbursed in cash right before the final presentation or by bank transfer to
the team representatives afterwards. Expenses shall be summarized in excel format (form
attached) and submitted 3 days before.
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
RULES - EXTRACT
Teams
Number of team members can drop below 3 only for extra circumstances (e.g. visa
denial, serious illness/injury)
► Students may not have been or currently be employed in a role whose primary duty
involves fundamental company analysis; except short-term internships
► CFA Charterholders are not eligible to participate
► Students must disclose any ownership position in the securities of the subject company
and any conflict of interest.
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CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
RULES - EXTRACT
Company
No contact to target company is allowed after presentation and analyst call.
► The subject company will not provide any non-public information to students.
► Each team will submit five questions for management before the analyst call.
► Students will be allowed to ask additional questions during the Q&A session.
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CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
RULES - EXTRACT
Research Process
Students may use only publicly available information
► All information sources must be mentioned in written reports
► No help of investment professionals is allowed except mentors or faculty advisors
► PLAGIARISM WILL RESULT IN AN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION.
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Primary Research
Teams may contact the Company’s customers, competitors, former employees, and
suppliers in conducting research, including surveys, but MUST disclose participation in
the CFA RC.
► Mentors, faculty, and subject company may NOT provide material non-public
information.
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CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
RULES - EXTRACT
Mentors
►Not
to exceed 6 hours total
► Any phone call(s) or e-mails are included in these 6 hours
► Mentors will be allowed to review students’ written work and provide comments only
► Mentors will not be allowed to perform any research or write any portion of the report
► Company and its distributors, suppliers, competitors can by reached by mentors except
the context of the Challenge
► No participation in the final presentation.
► No material non-public information can be discussed with mentors
► Mentors may not ask any questions to or provide any opinions of the company
Faculty Advisor
►Insight
and guidance on research methods and tools as taught in academia
►10 hours maximum of productive time
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
RULES - EXTRACT
Reports
Reports and presentations must be the students’ original work
► Reports must conform to the format of the Research Challenge Template
► Reports should not exceed 10 pages, including an investment summary
► Additional charts and graphs will be included in the appendix
► There is no limit to the length of the appendix.
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Written reports must be submitted by the deadline, otherwise may impose penalties for
late submissions. (e.g. point deductions or disqualification)
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
RULES - EXTRACT
Reports - sample
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
RULES - EXTRACT
Presentations
Presentations are in front of the panel of experts selected by the Society
► Each presentation will last 10 minutes with 10 additional minutes of Q&A
► Teams may not use props in their oral presentations
► The presentations and Q&A will be timed, and teams may not exceed the time allotted
► Teams may not conduct practice presentations in front of one or more
professionals (e.g. mock judging panels)
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CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
RULES - EXTRACT
Ethics resources
►Ethical
Standards for Investment Professionals: An Interactive Case-Based Course
►Ethics Course Module 2: Standard II—Integrity of Capital Markets
►Ethics Course Module 3: Standard III—Duties to Clients
►Ethics Course Module 6: Standard VI—Conflicts of Interest
►Ethics Course Module 7: Standard VII—Responsibilities as a CFA Institute Member or CFA
Candidate
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
RULES - EXTRACT
Assessment
Based on the written reports
► Graders selected by the Society
► Grading is a blind process with unknown identity of the teams
► A winner selection is based on the combined scores for the written reports and the
presentations
► The scores will be weighted 50% for the written report and 50% for the oral presentation
► If tied, winner is team with the higher score on the presentation
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CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
REPORT SCORING
Research Report Evaluation Form
Maximum
Points Comments
Section
Business Description
5
Industry Overview &
Competitive Positioning
15
Lack of sufficient information to support recommendation.
Not a comprehensive understanding of the company's positioning and/or competitors. No
understanding of company's economic advantage, Overstated company's advantage - not
grounded in facts.
Investment Summary
20
Not logical. No or insufficient summary of salient points. Strategy is not grounded in financials.
Valuation
20
Method is flawed. Not substantiated with industry information.
Financial Analysis
20
Flawed assumptions. Too many errors in financial analysis. Financial analysis does not support
conclusion.
Investment Risks
15
Missed too many important risk items. Risk and conclusion are not logical.
Other Headings
5
Missed important information available.
Total
100
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
PRESENTATION SCORING
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
RESOURCES, USEFUL LINKS
CFA Institute Research Challenge official websites
http://www.cfainstitute.org/community/challenge/Pages/index.aspx
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Find all necessary information about RC
Czech CFA Society Research Challenge websites
http://www.cfasociety.org/czechrepublic/Pages/ResearchChallenge.aspx
Reports and presentations from previous RC winners
► Official Rules, Code of ethics and standards, Expense sheet, Participation agreement
► Educational resources
► Youtube links for finalists’ presentations from Asia/EMEA 2014
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CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
WHERE TO BEGIN?
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Visit the CFA Institute Research Challenge websites
Register for the competition
• Educational materials selected specifically for participants
• Videos of past presentations
• Past reports from winning teams
• You MUST register on the CFA Institute website
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
SUPPORTING COMPANIES
Organizing the RC would not be possible without our corporate partners.
Local RC Sponsor
Society Sponsors
RC Partners
CFA INSTITUTE RESEARCH CHALLENGE
KEY CONTACTS
Universities:
VSE Praha – [email protected] , [email protected]
FSV UK - [email protected],
CERGE-EI – [email protected]
UNYP – [email protected]
AAU Praha – [email protected], [email protected]
MU Brno – [email protected]
MZLU Brno – [email protected]
VSB Ostrava – [email protected], [email protected]
TBU Zlin – [email protected]
CU Bratislava – [email protected]
UE Bratislava – [email protected]
SoM&CU Bratislava – [email protected]
Organization and CFA related Qs :
[email protected]
[email protected]
Web pages :
www.cfainstitute.org
www.czechcfa.cz
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD
TO SEE YOU IN
FINAL
Czech CFA Society
c/o EY, Marek Jindra
Na Florenci 2116/15
110 00 Praha 1 - Nové Město
Czech Republic
Mobile: +420 603 489 663
E-mail: [email protected]
www.czechcfa.cz

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