As part of the Jamapunji Investor Education Campaign, the SECP organized a three-week long inter-university mock trading competition for the finance and management students of universities in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
The winners of the competition are Umar Hasan, Bahria University, Esha Muqsood, International Islamic University, and Haseeb Sadaqat of NUML University. Cash prizes of Rs100,000, Rs75,000 and Rs50,000 were sponsored by Arif Habib Limited, Elixir Securities Pakistan (Pvt) Limited and Top Line Securities Limited respectively.
Over 450 students participated in the competition. The participant universities included Fatima Jinnah, SZABIST, Hamdard, Bahria, International Islamic, NUML, University of Lahore Islamabad Campus and ICMAP’s Islamabad Campus. The objective of the competition was to help students understand the basic workings of the stock market and to provide them exposure of trading in the capital markets. The electronic mock trading competition provides the student hands-on experience consistent with that of a professional trader of the Pakistan Stock Exchange using live data.
Keeping in view the overwhelming response of the students and participant universities, the SECP has announced that the next inter-university mock trading competition would start on June 12. The online registration deadline for the competition is June 8. The eligibility criteria and registration process for the competition can be viewed on SECP’s portal at Jamapunji.pk