NYSSA Announces Microsoft as Subject Company for Local Research Challenge

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Twenty-one college teams will conduct research on Microsoft and present their analysis for the NY-area competition of the CFA Institute Research Challenge.

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The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) announced today that Microsoft Corporation will be the subject company for the New York regional competition of the CFA Institute Research Challenge.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft’s mission is to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential by creating technology that transforms the way people work, play, and communicate. The company develops and markets software, services, and hardware that delivers new opportunities, greater convenience, and enhanced value to people's lives. Microsoft does business worldwide and has offices in more than 100 countries.

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is a global competition which tests the analytic, valuation, report writing, and presentation skills of university students. Local CFA societies host and launch local competitions involving teams of business and finance students from participating universities who work directly with a local company in researching and preparing a company analysis.

This year the New York regional competition features the following 21 schools:
Brooklyn College
The College of New Jersey
Columbia University
Cornell University
Fairfield University
Fordham University
Hofstra University
Iona College
Molloy College
Montclair State University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Pace University
Queens College
Quinnipiac University
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Rutgers University
Seton Hall University
Saint Peter’s University
St. John’s University
State University of New York at Albany
William Paterson University

Each team prepares a written research report and gives a preliminary presentation to professionals who will select four finalists. The “final four” will present their research to a panel of respected Wall Street experts on March 4, 2013 and the winner is selected based on combined scores for the written report and oral presentation. The New York regional winner will advance to the CFA Institute Research Challenge Global Final in London, United Kingdom, on April 12, 2013.

Visit http://www.nyssa.org/research-challenge for more information on the local challenge.

The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) is a leading forum for the investment community. NYSSA’s mission is to promote best practices and the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry. With nearly 10,000 members, NYSSA is the largest of the 135 societies worldwide that make up CFA Institute, which has over 105,000 members.

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