Research Challenge Schedule

The regional competitions and the global final are hosted by CFA Institute. The winner from each local competition advances to one of the three regional competitions. The winner from each regional competition will advance to the global final.

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Research Challenge 2018 Competition Dates

Event Details Date Location
Americas Regional
19–20 March 2018
Boston, USA
EMEA Regional
 4–5 April 2018
Dublin, Ireland
Asia Pacific Regional
25–26 April 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Global Final
27 April 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Please note: You may be required to obtain a travel visa in order to enter the countries where we host the regional and global events. Although CFA Institute does not cover the cost to attain a passport or visa in order to travel for the Research Challenge, we will provide a sponsor letter to the local consulate or embassy for any participant advancing to one of the regional competitions. CFA Institute cannot guarantee the outcome of the visa application; ultimately, the decision to grant or deny a visa is at the discretion of the host country.