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Student Investor Challenge

Since October last year, five teams from CSFC have been participating in the Student Investor Challenge, a virtual investment competition organised by The London Institute of Banking & Finance. Our teams Cardiff Wizards (Daian Abdullin, Henry Cai, Helen Yu, Benjamin Oh) and Cardiff Trio (Weijie Chen, Yuan Gao, Chaoyang Wang, William Wang) placed 16th and 248th respectively out of over 5600 teams from the UK and around the world in the first round, qualifying for the semi-finals in which both teams finished in the top quarter of 500 teams.

Benjamin Oh says of the Challenge: “For me in was quite time consuming and really, a full day’s job. You could trade anytime from 9am until 4pm so we had to be always on the lookout for the movements within the market. It really tested our nerves and patience but was very exciting. I think something that was very important was paying attention to the news. It was interesting to see all the members’ approaches to the investment; whether it be top down or bottom up”.