CFA Society Toronto & Hillsdale Canadian Investment Research Award



CFA Society Toronto and Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. are committed to advancing the knowledge of investment management practices through the publication of quality academic and practitioner-relevant research. Submit your research paper for a chance to receive $10,000 (CAD).


The winner will receive $10,000 CAD and be recognized at CFA Society Toronto’s Annual Awards Reception. The winner will also be acknowledged in The Analyst and Financial Analysts Journal publications and on our social media channels.


  • Open to global researchers conducting research related to Canadian capital markets including both academics (e.g., professors and students) and practitioners (multiple authors per paper permitted)
  • Papers that have won awards with other organizations will not be considered.
  • Papers submitted for consideration must not have been published, accepted for publication or have received extensive press coverage.

Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will be judged on the potential contribution of their applied research to topics of interest related to Canadian capital markets. Areas of research interest include any aspect of investment management, such as portfolio management, asset valuation, risk management, compliance and performance evaluation. Investment fields include traditional and alternative investments, as well as all asset classes and investment vehicles (e.g., fixed income, equities, derivatives, etc.). Research papers are judged on relevance, importance and the degree to which their research has an impact on practitioner’s behavior.

Submission Materials

  • Completed submission includes:
    • Application form (click on 'Apply Now')
    • A signed letter stating the paper has NOT been published or accepted for publication. (For an example click here. Upload letter in application form.)
    • Research paper (upload in application form)
    • Mail (DO NOT EMAIL) one hard copy of your research paper to: CFA Society Toronto, Hillsdale Award Submission, 120 Adelaide St. W. Ste. 2205, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5H 1T1. Your hard copy must arrive at our office on or before the deadline date.

Information & Inquiries

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: or 416.366.5755 x225.

Please note, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure both the online application materials and the hard copy of your research paper are received by our office by TBA. Incomplete applications will not be accepted, and CFA Society Toronto reserves the right not to grant an award in a given year.

2018 Award Recipients: Dr. Stéphane Chrétien and Dr. Frank Coggins and Chris Guthrie, CFA, President and CEO, Hillsdale Investment Management Inc.

Current & Past Winners


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