Shaikh Khalifa delivered a welcoming speech at the beginning of the ceremony clarifying that the Bourse adopted the TradeQuest program to go in line with implementing the Bourse’s comprehensive strategy, where various initiatives and programs were launched with the aim of spreading investment awareness among citizens and residents and building long-term relationships with Bahraini and non-Bahraini institutions that can contribute to implementing this strategy in a way that will enhance the investment environment in the capital markets sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
“This program reflects BHB’s continuous commitment to collaborate with various related parties in order to undertake the steps that will spread and widen investment awareness among citizens in general and university students in particular. This in return will have a positive effect on the current and future status of our beloved country, where we hope that this program has contributed to better preparing students and widening their understanding of the requirements of the upcoming phase of their future,” Shaikh Khalifa added.
Shaikh Khalifa also praised the efforts of the students, the teams’ investment advisors and university advisors throughout the TradeQuest program and assured that the Bourse will continuously develop this program in cooperation with related parties to make it more beneficial for participating students.
During the ceremony, Bahrain Polytechnic was announced the first-place winner, and BIBF ranked second.
TradeQuest is a simulated business-education partnership program that focuses on investment trading in world financial markets, which operated for the first time for high school students more than 16 years ago.
This year, three universities participated in the Universities TradeQuest program and they are: Bahrain Polytechnic, BIBF and Ahlia University.