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Superforecasting Challenge Underway

Friday, November 9, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Put your forecasting skills to the test.

Participate in the Finance Forecasting Challenge hosted by the CFA® Societies of the Western US



Join the Finance Forecasting Challenge hosted by the CFA® Societies of the Western US and compete against peers in this free, year-long educational event. Develop professional skills and improve decision making. Network with your local CFA® Society members and industry peers. And see how you stack up against the competition.

 

What is it?

The Finance Forecasting Challenge is a year-long, online challenge extended to CFA Society members and other finance professionals in which participants respond to questions related to finance, economics, geo-politics, and other related topics over the course of a year. The challenge, based on principles of Dr. Philip Tetlock’s popular book, Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, helps participants become better decision makers and develop forecasting skills while competing for spots on a leaderboard to receive peer and industry recognition.

 

How does it work?

A total of 30 questions are unveiled over the course of a year. Participants have a specific period of time to respond to each question (typically 2-3 months). When the forecasting ends, real-world data is reviewed, and participants receive a score based on the accuracy and strength of the forecast. A leaderboard is kept throughout the challenge as participants vie for the top spot.

Additionally, participants are given customized feedback reports on their answers, giving details on their forecasting preferences and performance relative to peers.

 

Who can participate?

The challenge caters to CFA® charterholders and members of local CFA Societies. However, anyone who is interested is welcome to participate.  

 

Why should you participate?

The Finance Forecasting Challenge offers many benefits to CFA Societies, their members, and industry professionals in general.

  • Continue your professional development and learning
  • Attend a free webinar on the fundamentals of super forecasting and gain access to the program
  • Develop important professional skills while earning CE credit
  • Network with your local CFA Society members and industry peers
  • Gain recognition among peers and fellow society members

 

How can you get involved?

Ready to accept the challenge? Simply visit http://goodjudgment.com/cfa/ to register and get started.

 

For more information:

Contact forecastingchallenge@cfainstitute.org