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CNID Investment Challenge 2024

Sponsored by CN Investment Division (CNID)

Attention Students:

The 2024 CNID Investment Challenge is coming soon!

CNID invests to capture a larger share of tomorrow’s economy. Although this may seem like a simple objective, achieving it can be complex as it requires a rigorous and consistent approach over the long term. This is where we truly stand out from our peers, and we’re excited to share that expertise with you.

The CNID Investment Challenge gives you a unique, real world opportunity to boost your skills as an investment analyst covering high-quality companies and private assets. Working with our team of professionals, finalists will gain hands-on experience to help prepare for life after graduation.

Sign up for this year’s Challenge and:

Learn from the mentorship and real-life experience of buy-side investment professionals

- Hone your skills by doing deep-dive company analysis

- Pitch your investment recommendation to CNID’s experienced investors

Win a summer internship at CNID

Who it’s for:

How it works

Round 1​:

- Choose one of the following pre-selected companies or a company of your choice:

Companies to be determined

- Submit a two-page report detailing where you see the company in 10 years - and why.

Click here to see the Score Card

We'll pick up to three winning reports from each school - up to ten students will be selected and move on to the next round of the challenge..

Round 2:

- Participate in a CNID Training Day that will help you better analyze companies from the

- You'll be working on the same company you presented in round 1 and prepare a 20-minute pitch to present to our panel of CNID portfolio managers

- We'll assign you a mentor from the CNID investment team to guide you in preparing your pitch

The winner of the Challenge gets a summer 2025 internship in the Global Equities team at CNID!


To begin in the fall!

More details to follow

How to Participate

Email your two-page report for Round 1 of the challenge in PDF format by 11:59 p.m. [more details to follow] to - Make sure to include your name, your email address, and the name of your university.

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About CN Investment Division (CNID)

Established in 1968, CNID, based in Montreal, manages one of the largest single-employer defined benefit pension funds in Canada, Canadian National Railway (CNR.TO), and holds a long track record of solid performance. CNID's culture is nimble, innovative, collaborative and risk-aware. Pensioners are always at the heart of what we do. The C$17 billion is actively managed in-house by about 95 employees, including some 35 investment professionals. Global equity investments make up approximately 40% of the Fund. Managed by talented managers and analysts combined into one team, these global equity investments are organized by specific sector groupings: consumer, cyclicals, financials, and technology. CNID is a long-term shareholder. We believe that buying and holding quality, growing businesses run by focused management will produce consistent, above-average returns. Emphasis is on companies with strong fundamentals, sustainable competitive advantages and good financial positions that will allow them to be successful for many years to come. Our average holding period is three to five years, but there are several companies in which we have had investments for over 15 years. 
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