Investment and portfolio management contest for tomorrow’s leaders

Mehrub Ul Haque | Published: August 01, 2019 01:23:48 | Updated: August 01, 2019 12:25:31

Following two consecutive years of success, North South University Finance Club is back again with the third edition of Optimity this year.

This is an inter-university competition for the undergraduate business enthusiasts of the country. Being the first and only investment and portfolio management competition in the nation, Optimity has been experiencing foremost recognition since its inception three years back.

Optimity focuses on the importance of right investment decisions and  portfolio management. Emphasis is also given to strategic financial decisions and practical scenarios of the stock market.

The young finance and business students should be equipped with such knowledge and expertise, and that is where Optimity excels.

The competition unfolds in three distinct rounds, with the first round (online case round) targeting the exploration of dexterous investment opportunities. The teams qualifying for the second round will present on the application of proper portfolio management techniques. The final round competitors need to perform a simulation on practical stock trading and eye complex portfolios. The significant thing about Optimity is that an informative workshop will be held before each of the three competitive rounds in order to enlighten the participants with the required knowledge for excelling in that round.

The dates of the workshops are August 03, 08 and 23 respectively. The workshops will be conducted by  experts from the industry and top financial institutions of the country.

This time more than 200 teams from over 20 universities will participate. Roadshows are being conducted in universities by the members of NSU Finance Club. In a quest to complete at least 25 university roadshows this time, the club expects more engaging and competitive participation from students all around the country.

The online and offline registration procedures of Optimity 2019 will kick off from August 29 and 30 respectively.  The registration fee for each team consisting of two to four members will be Tk 1,000 this time.

The grand finale of Optimity 2019 will be held at North South University premises on August 29, where many distinguished individuals from the financial sector of Bangladesh will be present.

 Since its foundation in 2014, NSU Finance Club has successfully coordinated national and intra-university competitions and events. The club has also been aiding the young undergraduate students of NSU in corporate grooming and their development of skills.

The writer is a second-year undergraduate student of the BBA programme at North South University. He can be reached at ulmehrub@gmail.com

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