IIM Shillong came up with an exemplary performance and won the national round of the CFA Institute Research Challenge which was held on the 13th of Dec 2011 at the Bloomberg office at Mumbai. The team consisted of Mr. Anshumali Jha, Mr. Deep Mehta, Mr. Rajat Sethia, Ms. Ramya Ramaswamy and Mr. Sandeep Agrawal who used their analytical acumen in synergy to come up with the perfect equity report. This is the second consecutive year that IIM Shillong has proved its mettle in conquering the national GIRC.
The event had teams from IIM Shillong, IIFT Delhi, IIT Mumbai and IFMR Chennai, the respective zonal winners, to prepare a sell-side equity report on a company assigned to them. The distinguished panel had Mr. Sunil Singhania, CFA- Head of Equity Investments, Reliance Capital Asset Management Ltd. & President of IAIP, Mr Ratnesh Kumar- Managing Director and Head, Standard Chartered Securities India, Mr Alan Meder, CFA - SVP and Chief Risk Officer, Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. and Vice Chair, CFA Institute Board of Governors and Mr Ramesh Damani - seasoned investor with over two decades of investment experience.
CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals worldwide, promoting the best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts in association with the Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP), launched the “CFA Institute Research Challenge”. This is an annual, global educational initiative launched by them and this year's India competitions are supported by
National Stock Exchange (NSE), Bloomberg and Bloomberg UTV .
The team from IIM Shillong now ascends to battle it out with similar top-level performers at the Asia-Pacific round which is scheduled in the first week of March 2012, at Hong Kong.