Investment Challenge


  1. Seeking Return Whilst Minimising Losses

Challenge Summary

  • Teams will be given virtual USD100,000 via trading platform
  • Teams will buy & sell equities over a period of 3-weeks from Bursa Malaysia, Singapore Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Registration period is Thursday, 20th September 2018 to Friday, 28th September 2018. Register at
  • 2018

    Register Now

        Deadline: 28th September 2018

    Challenge Overview


    Eligibility and Registration

    • Open to students aged 17-25 years old from the following academic institutions:
      • University Brunei Darussalam
      • Universiti Teknologi Brunei
      • Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali
      • Institute of Brunei Technical Education
      • Politeknik Brunei
      • Kemuda Institute
      • Laksamana College of Business
      • International Graduate Studies College
      • Cosmopolitan College of Commerce and Technology
    • Fresh graduates who completed their studies in 2018 are also welcome
    • Each student may only join one team
    • Each team must consist of two students from the same institution
    • Each team may have up to 3 students.

    Key Dates



    Champion — Cash Prize BND1000, Internship Opportunity with Baiduri Capital Sdn Bhd and Progresif 12-Months Unlimited Data Mobile Plan worth over BND1000 for each team member

    1st Runner Up— Cash Prize BND600

    2nd Runner Up — Cash Prize BND400

    3rd Runner Up — Cash Prize BND300

    4th Runner Up — Cash Prize BND200

    Top 10 teams will be awarded Commemorative Coins

    Weekly Attractive Prizes for Top-Ranked Teams (Determined by investment returns) on 5th October, 12th October and 19th October


    Roadshow Schedule


  • 2017

    Challenge Format & Rules

    • Investment capital of BND1,000,000.00
    • Minimum of 10 securities in portfolio at any point in time
    • Minimum purchase amount of BND50,000.00 equivalent but no minimum amount for selling
    • 60:40 bond-equity allocation (with 10% variation allowed)
    • Buy/sell orders to be submitted using template provided
    • Trading day on Wednesdays only (starting 24 May 2017)
    • Final valuation of portfolio will be based on 16 June 2017 end of day pricing
    • No hedging, no brokerage fee, no tax & FX rates are constant


    Undergraduates from 7 institutions of higher learning:

    1. Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)
    2. Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB)
    3. Universiti Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA)
    4. Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (KUPU SB)
    5. International Graduate Studies College (IGS)
    6. Laksamana College of Business (LCB)
    7. Politeknik Brunei


    24 May 2017 till 16 June 2017 (4 weeks)

     Four-member team

    • Team leader (Portfolio Manager)
    •  Analyst 1 (Assistant Team Leader)
    •  Analyst 2
    •  Analyst 3

    Investment Universe

    • 100 securities comprising:
      — US NYSE, NASDAQ & NYSEMKT (equities)
      — SG SGX (equities, retail bonds and wholesale bonds)
      — MY Bursa Malaysia (equities)

    Quantitative & Qualitative Judging Criteria

    • Portfolio performance over 4-week period
    • Investment strategy
    • Diversification focus


    First Prize

    • Individual trophies for each participant in the team
    • 5-day attachment program for all 4 participants at Lion Global Investors Limited head office, Singapore

    Second Prize

    • Individual trophies for each participant in the team
    • 3-month internship with 2 participants each in Baiduri Capital and BIBD Securities