Whats HOLT

What is HOLT Valuation Challenge

HOLT Valuation Challenge is a three-stage competition for students interested in finance and looking to take the next step in their career. Since 2012 Project Firefly and Credit Suisse HOLT have run 5 iterations of the Challenge providing opportunities to more than 6000 students to develop their financial skills and earn chances at interviews with Credit Suisse HOLT.

...Whether you are interested in Investment Banking, Equity Research, Asset Management, or any other derivation of corporate finance, the highly technical experience you get at HOLT working on valuations is clearly a skillset that will help you in any of your career endeavors...

- Jordan Walton Spring 2013 Competition Winner
HOLT Sector Specialist
Brigham Young University

Competition Stages

Competition Timeline

Success Stories

Over time, the Challenge brought together an impressive collection of committed young talents from around the world and the HOLT Community was born offering further competitions, online debates with current thought leaders and more than 100 hours of career guidance for HOLT Champions. Find some of the best success stories below.

2014 Past Stats

2014 HOLT
  • 2153
  • 354
  • 58

2014 HOLT Graph The 2014 edition of the HOLT Valuation Challenge was marked by the launch of the HOLT Community Competition reflecting Project Firefly and the HOLT Team’s commitment to continuous education, meritocracy and openness. With several competitions running, the HOLT Community initiatives received international coverage and attracted participants from 58 countries.

past competition users

2014 Past Featured Content

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HOLT Community Competition Debate Dec 2014

2013 Past Stats

  • 1615
  • 311
  • 50

In 2013, HOLT and Project Firefly expanded the Challenge to take place twice a year, Spring and Fall. With an ever increasing pool of committed students 2013 also marked the launch of the HOLT Community providing more opportunities for students. The Community enabled HOLT and Project Firefly to recognize achievement and deliver real benefits to its members. 74 top-performers were awarded with HOLT Partner and HOLT Champion badges.

Meet the Winners

2013 Past Featured Content

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eBay Valuation


The new initiative of the HOLT Valuation Challenge attracted students worldwide. Out of almost a thousand participants the Credit Suisse HOLT Team together with Project Firefly’s Academic Review Board identified 18 top-talented students, offering most of them an interview for an internship.

Take a look at Alex Mukhachou’s story. He now works as a full-time equities analyst with Credit Suisse HOLT in London, after having earned an internship in Chicago with Credit Suisse HOLT.

The HOLT Valuation Challenge gave me a perfect opportunity to join Credit Suisse in a great job in London. Thanks to the Chellenge, I now have joined the team that gives great opportunities for growth and innovation

- Alex Mukhachou, HOLT Champion 2012,
Project Firefly Elite Analist,
HOLT Equities Analyst in London.

Meet the Winners

2012 Past Info

Featured Content

HOLT Valuation Challenge Winner 2012

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