Babson Team Extends Winning Streak at Local CFA Institute Research Challenge 

Babson College extended its dominance at the CFA Society Boston’s local research challenge, winning the competition for the fourth consecutive year and for the sixth time in the past eight years. 

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition in which students—with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis and professional ethics—gain real-world experience as they assume the role of research analysts. They are judged by a group of industry experts on their ability to value a stock, write a research report, and present their recommendations. 

Sponsored by the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, the team was comprised of undergraduate students Matthew Giacchetti ’24, Nicholas Michaud ’24, Emilio Oliva ’25, Nina Radman ’23, and Andrea Torres ’24, who also have participated in the Babson College Fund.  

The team was supported by faculty advisor Patrick Gregory and industry mentor David Wellinghoff MBA’07. 

Babson has an impressive track record in this competition, having won the local research challenge in 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023, as well as the global competition in 2007. 

This year’s Babson team now advances to the sub-regional competition, in which it will compete against the top teams in the Eastern United States in March. 

Screenshot of two rows of headshots
Top row (from left): Judges Jennifer DeSisto, Kashif Siddiqui, and Bill Li, and Nicholas Michaud ’24.
Bottom row (from left): Andrea Torres ’24, Matthew Giacchetti ’24, Emilio Oliva ’25, and Nina Radman ’23

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