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(Pension fund manager for CN)

CNID EQUITY CHALLENGE 2017

Sponsored by CN Investment Division (CNID)

- industry leaders

- quality management​

- sustainable competitive advantages

Real-life examples of challenges faced by investment professionals on a daily basis

WHAT IS IT?

Challenge consists of two rounds:​

Round 1

- Choose from the companies listed below.

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

- Up to three students per participating school will be selected for the second round.

Round 2

Participate in a CNID Training Day.

- Prepare a 15-minute stock pitch that you will present to a panel of CNID portfolio managers (company to be provided).

- Benefit from CNID equity mentoring to help you prepare your pitch.

THE WINNER OF THE CHALLENGE WILL BE OFFERED A SUMMER INTERNSHIP!

Companies for Round 1

  1. CGI Group Inc.

  2. Howden Joinery Group Plc.

  3. Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp.

  4. MonotaRO Co.

WHY PARTICIPATE?

- Take advantage of two months of professional mentoring from CNID equity analysts.

- Experience real-life examples of challenges faced by investment professionals on a daily basis.
- Have access to sell-side analysts and, if possible, to senior management to help prepare second round pitches.

***THE WINNER WILL BE OFFERED AN INTERNSHIP FOR SUMMER 2018*** 

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE?

- Round 1 submissions due by November 12, 2017 with results announced on November 24, 2017.

- CNID Training Day for Round 2 candidates on December 1, 2017.

- Ongoing mentoring and pitch preparation from December 1, 2017 to February 16, 2018.

- Final pitches and closing celebrations on February 16, 2018 with the winner to be announced on February 19, 2018.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

Please submit your two-page report for Round 1 of the challenge in PDF format by November 12, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.  
 
Note:  Your report should include your name and email address as well as the name of the university.

Send your report by email to

About CN Investment Division (CNID)
Established in 1968, CNID manages the pension fund of Canadian National Railway (CNR.TO), a public company headquartered in Montreal.  The $18 billion pension fund is actively managed in-house and CNID employs approximately 80 people, including some 30 investment professionals.  Equity investments make up approximately 40% of the fund. These investments are broadly divided into five portfolios:  Canada, United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets. All portfolios have low turnover and are very concentrated.  CNID is a long-term shareholder.  We believe that buying and holding sound, 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.