Research Challenge 2024

CFA Society Sweden is pleased to announce that Linköping University team Sidmalm has won the Swedish CFA Research Challenge 2024. The winning team members, including Adam Fredriksson, Johan Bjursell, Simon Sidmalm, Siri Thelander and Victoria Kullgren, have delivered a written sell recommendation on Evolution AB and presented it to a panel of distinguished graders and judges from the investment community. The winning team was mentored by Mark Shay (Accendo Capital) and had guidance from their faculty advisor Öystein Fredriksen, Senior Lecturer in Economy.

This year’s CFA Research Challenge was hosted by Tanja Raassina Harrison, CFA, Treasurer of CFA Society Sweden. “I am impressed by the high standards of presentations and the rigour of the investment research by all the teams. On behalf of the Board of CFA Society Sweden, I sincerely congratulate the winners and wish them good luck for the next step in this worldwide competition. We have definitely seen some future superstars of the financial industry here tonight!”


The Board of CFA Society Sweden would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors that made this year’s competition a great success:

  • Mentors: Andreas Brink, Elena Shatrova, Erick Mokaya, Mark Shay and Nikolay Antonov.
  • Graders: Magdalena Högberg, Mats Waldemarsson and Oleg Pavlovskyy.
  • Judges: Fredrik Ahlin, Simone Hirschvogl and Thomas Brodin.
  • Sponsor: Handelsbanken Capital Markets.

Finally, we would like to thank all the students who took part in this competition. The following Swedish universities were represented in the CFA Institute Research Challenge:

  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • Linköping University
  • Umeå University
  • University West

About the CFA Institute Research Challenge

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis and professional ethics. The students are tested on their analytic, valuation, report writing, and presentation skills. They gain real-world experience as they assume the role of a research analyst.


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