The HKBU winning team (second to fifth from right) impresses the panel of experts with their outstanding presentation skills and investment knowledge

浸大的得獎隊伍 (右二至五) 憑著優秀的演說技巧和豐富的投資知識,成功贏得環球投資挑戰賽季軍

Date: 08 May 2018 (Tuesday)


BBA students scoop second runner-up at Peeptrade global investment challenge


A team of four students from the School of Business came third at the Peeptrade University Challenge held recently at the University of Chicago, USA. They competed against undergraduate teams from top universities and business schools across the globe in the virtual investment contest.
The HKBU winning team comprised Chan Ngai-yeung (BBA Finance, Year 4), Liu Minghui (BBA Accounting, Year 3), Wang Yuzi (BBA Finance, Year 4) and Zhu Haotian (BBA Finance, Year 3). They competed against contestants from the University of Technology Sydney, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, and Loras College in the final. Their presentation to defend their investment choices and strategy impressed the panel of seasoned finance professionals.
During the two-month-long investment contest, each participating team was required to construct a portfolio using a virtual endorsement of US$1 million of stocks and track its performance over a period using sophisticated financial metrics. The top 10 teams were then invited to give a presentation, and were scored based on the performance of their investment policy statement and compliance, the execution of their strategy, the metrics of their performance and risk compliance.
Team member Chan Ngai-yeung said: “The Challenge provided us with hands-on experience in investment management and trading. I think teamwork matters the most when it comes to managing an aggressive and high-risk portfolio, as we had to research and backtest very carefully to ensure our strategy would work in a longer investment horizon.” 
“By adding supplementary strategies like event-driven, fundamental and technical analyses to our portfolio, we managed to apply what we learnt from school to our investment decisions which turned out well,” another member Zhu Haotian added. The team especially thanked Ms Connie Leung and Dr Astrophel Choo from the Department of Finance and Decision Sciences for their professional coaching and advice throughout the competition.
The Peeptrade University Challenge 2018 attracted 55 teams from 37 universities and business schools worldwide to compete in undergraduate and graduate divisions respectively. The Challenge offers students an opportunity to apply their analytical, business and investment management skills in stock selection and portfolio management. 

工商管理學院四位本科同學早前出戰在美國芝加哥大學舉行的Peeptrade University Challenge,與來自全球頂尖大學和商學院的本科學生於虛擬投資比賽場上一較高下,並憑出色表現贏得季軍殊榮。
Peeptrade University Challenge今年吸引了來自全球37間大學與商學院合共55支本科生和研究生隊伍參加。比賽為學生提供機會運用他們的分析、商業與投資管理技巧,從而設計出合適的投資組合管理方案。