College participants invest a hypothetical sum of Rs 200,000 in SEM’s listed securities by creating an investment portfolio and experience investment on the stock market without spending a cent of their own money! Students manage their portfolio to achieve the best total return over 3-month period and receive updated portfolio reports from the SEM following buy/sell transaction swaps and dividends received.
- Inculcate an investment culture among students by giving them a practical understanding of the operational aspects of the Stock Exchange and altogether trigger their interests in the capital markets and financial services sector;
- Provide a practical, interactive, and free to play platform for participants by being in the shoes of real investors;
- Ensure a holistic approach and provide support to learning via interactions with SEM staff and consultations with stockbrokers over a set time frame of 3 months, as well as guiding participants to SEM's digital investor services (mySEM and SEM website) to follow daily market data corporate announcements/published accounts of listed companies.
Portfolios are updated daily and on the last day of the competition, each portfolio is valued as it stands as at that date using the closing prices of the trading session of 28th June 2019, and taking into account all dividends receivable, bonus issues and proceeds from the sale of rights, if any. Each team is required to present a Report in 2 parts (Investment Plan and Investment Report) at end of competition. The Report carries 30% of the marks, the remaining 70% being allocated to profits.