A team of University of Scranton students qualified to participate in the regional final of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Society of Philadelphia‚??s Fourth Annual CFA Institute Research Challenge, which is part of a global competition between university-sponsored teams. The annual educational initiative is designed to promote best practices in equity research through hands-on mentoring and intensive training in company analysis and presentation skills. University teams of three-to-five students, each mentored by industry professionals in writing an equity research report on a publicly traded company, present their findings to a distinguished panel of experts. The team from the Kania School of Management was selected to compete against teams from Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Rider University in the Philadelphia regional competition held in February. The team from The University of Pennsylvania was selected to advance to the next round of competition to be held in April in Manhattan.