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Winners of the CFA Institute Research Challenge to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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ADVISORY, April 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Winners of the CFA Institute Research Challenge will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. The CFA Institute Research Challenge is a global competition which tests the analytic, valuation, report writing, and presentation skills of university students. This year nearly 3,000 students from over 685 universities in 55 countries participated and learned best practices in equity research from leading industry experts.

In honor of the occasion, John Rogers, CFA, President and CEO, CFA Institute will ring the Closing Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Thursday, April 12, 2012 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET    

Contact:

Brian Stype

Brian.Stype@cfainstitute.org

Director, CFA Institute Research Challenge

(434) 951-5433

Amy Strunk

Amy.strunk@cfainstitute.org

Special Projects Administrator, CFA Institute Research Challenge

(434) 220-6145

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About CFA Institute:

CFA Institute is the global association for investment professionals. It administers the CFA and CIPM curriculum and exam programs worldwide; publishes research; conducts professional development programs; and sets voluntary, ethics-based professional and performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. CFA Institute has more than 110,000 members, who include the world's 100,000 CFA charterholders, in 135 countries and territories, as well as 135 affiliated professional societies in 58 countries and territories. More information may be found at www.cfainstitute.org.

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