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 schools 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.
The 2014/2015 TradeQuest program includes 10 school teams, of which 7 are private schools and for the first time, 3 of them are public schools. The private schools are: Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School, Bahrain School, Ibn Khuldoon National School, Naseem International School, Al Noor International School, St. Christopher’s School, and Al Wisam International School. The public schools are Al Hidd Secondary Girls School, Sh. Abdulaziz bin Moh’d Secondary Boys School, and Omaima bint Al No’aman Secondary Girls School.
Several financial and banking institutions in Bahrain are sponsoring TradeQuest and taking part in the program by conducting lectures and workshops that are conducted during the program, and they are: Gulf International Bank (GIB), Securities and Investment Company (SICO), Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, J.P. Morgan Bank, BBK, CFA Bahrain, United Gulf Bank, Citigroup, and Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance (BIBF).