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Bahrain Bourse Announces the Kick-off of the TradeQuest Challenge for Universities 2015-2016
Nov 22, 2015
Bahrain Bourse (BHB) officially announced the kick-off of the TradeQuest Challenge for universities for the year 2015-2016 on Thursday, 19th November 2015. The kick-off meeting was held at Bahrain Bourse’s premises, where all participating students, teams’ advisors, and investment advisors, who will monitor and coach the teams during the program, attended the event.

During the meeting, a detailed presentation was made to explain to the participants the objectives of the program, the program’s timeline, rules, and approach.

This year’s TradeQuest program includes 4 university and educational institutions teams, and they are: Ahlia University, BIBF, Bahrain Polytechnic, Royal University for Women. The total number of participants in the program is more than 40 participants.

TradeQuest is a simulated business-education partnership program that focuses on investment trading in world financial markets, which operated for the first time in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 1996 in cooperation with financial institutions and educational parties. 

The program aims at stimulating relevant learning through realistic experience by learning the rules and regulations implemented in financial markets, analyzing and selecting shares, and managing a portfolio of investment instruments listed at New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Bahrain Bourse.

TradeQuest consists of three trading periods where universities are required to make a presentation at the end of each trading period in front of the Investment Review Committee to outline their performance, objectives, and strategies.

Several financial and banking institutions in Bahrain are sponsoring TradeQuest and taking part in the program by conducting lectures and workshops of the program, and assigning investment advisors for the participating teams and they are: Esterad Investment Company, Mumtalakat, Tamkeen and United Gulf Bank.

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