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Bahrain Bourse Kicks-off 2018-2019 TradeQuest Challenge
Dec 02, 2018
Bahrain Bourse (BHB) officially announced the kick-off of the TradeQuest Challenge for high school and university students for the academic year 2018-2019 for the 21st consecutive year. The kick-off meeting was held at Bahrain Bourse’s premises, where all participating students and teams’ school and university advisors attended the event along with the investment advisors who will monitor and coach the teams during the program.
 
TradeQuest is a simulated business-education partnership program that focuses on investment trading in world financial markets, which operated for the first time in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 1997 in cooperation with financial institutions and educational parties. The program has been highly supported by various banks and financial institutions throughout the past 20 years.  
 
This year, Bahrain Bourse is particularly thankful to the following institutions who have sponsored TradeQuest in the interest of enhancing investment awareness among students: Platinum sponsors include: Bank ABC, Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), Economic Development Board, Khaleeji Commercial Bank, National Bank of Bahrain, Al Salam Bank Bahrain, and the Labour Fund (Tamkeen). Gold Sponsors include: Ahli United Bank, Inovest, SICO and United Gulf Bank.  Silver Sponsors include: BBK, Esterad, and Gulf International Bank (GIB).
 
The 2018-2019 TradeQuest program includes a total of 19 school teams, including 9 private schools and they are: Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School, Bahrain School, Al-Hekma International School, Ibn Khuldoon National School, Naseem International School, Al Noor International School, St. Christopher's School, Al Wisam School, and New Millennium School and 10 Government Schools and they are: Ahmed Al Omran Secondary Boys School, Al Ta’awon Secondary Boys School, Shaikh Isa bin Ali Secondary Boys School, Al-Istiqlal Secondary Girls School, Jidhafs Secondary Girls School, Khawla Secondary Girls Schools, Al Noor Secondary Girls School, Saar Secondary Girls School, Sitra Secondary Girls School, and Al-Ma’arefa Secondary Girls School.
 
In addition, a total of 10 universities are taking part in the program this year and they are: Ahlia University, Arab Open University, Applied Science University, Bahrain Polytechnic, BIBF, Kingdom University, Royal University for Women, Talal Abu Ghazala University College of Business, University of Bahrain, and University College of Bahrain.
 
TradeQuest aims at stimulating relevant learning through realistic experience by learning the rules and regulations implemented in financial markets, analyzing and selecting shares, and managing a portfolio of investment instruments listed at New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Bahrain Bourse.
 
The program consists of three trading periods where the teams are required to present their strategy, objectives, and performance to the Investment Review Committee at the end of each trading period.

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