The results of the Regional Finale of the Knowledge@Wharton High School Investment Competition are in! And the winners are: One up on Herd Street (Amity International School, Noida), The Rainmakers (Amity International School, Saket) and The Silver Stone Partners (The International School, Bangalore). These teams will now take part in the Global Finale to be held on 11th May 2017 at the University of Pennsylvania.
This second edition of the KWHS Investment Competition South Asia and Middle East Regional Finale, was held on the 11th Feb at The Imperial Hotel in New Delhi, during the annual One Globe Forum. The 12 finalists presented to a jury of three: Rajat Kumar (Snapdeal), Rajesh Sehgal (Franklin Templeton Investments), and Dominic Johnson (Knowledge@Wharton).
Apart from the three winners, the following teams were selected as finalists: Inception (Sri Kumaran Children’s Home), The Alchemists (Inventure Academy), Alpha Infinitum (Amity International School, Gurgaon), Corporate Pirates (Amity International School, Pushp Vihar), Gamma Papa Investments (Neerja Modi School), Marxist Moneymakers (Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh), Solito Negotium (Candian International School), Stock Mubarak (Amity International School, Mayur Vihar), The Wolves of Wall Street (NSS Hill Spring International School). 10 finalists presented their strategies in person, and two delivered their presentations over Skype.
During the competition, the teams – students from 9th to 12th grade, had the challenge of managing a portfolio of $100,000 in virtual cash with use of Wharton’s Online Trading and Investment Stimulator (OTIS). Interestingly, what set this competition apart from others, is the selection criteria. Teams were finalized on the basis of the strength and articulation of their investment strategies rather than on the growth of their portfolios.
Teamwork, communication, portfolio diversification and industry analysis were all key skills that students learnt during various stages of this competition.
BrainGain magazine sends good wishes to the winners for the final stage of the competition. May the best team win!
The annual One Globe Forum, hosted by Salwan Media Ventures, brings together global thought leaders to discuss how to build a 21st century knowledge economy in India and South Asia. Both Salwan Media Ventures as well as its affiliate, BrainGain Magazine, a study abroad magazine for students, their parents and mid-career professionals in South Asia, were instrumental in organizing and executing the second South Asia regional KWHS Investment Competition finale.