INTERVARSITY STOCK RESEARCH CHALLENGE
First Prize : $5,000 cash
Second Prize : $3,000 cash
Third Prize : $1,000 cash
Registration Period : Now till 5th December 2016
Submission Period : 12th - 16th December 2016 (12 noon)
Finals : 15 January 2017. Finals will take place in Singapore Expo, Max Atria
Registration has closed.
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About The Challenge
You wear them, the Crizal lens on your eyewear. Essilor International is the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company behind the Crizal, Transition, Varilux lens and the company is powered by a unique owner-oriented corporate culture with its inclusive plan to enable 50% of employees worldwide become shareholders, compared to 20% currently. Its share price has compounded 2,000% since 1986.
You touch them, the ASSA Abloy system for your door. ASSA Abloy AB, the global leader in innovative door opening solutions to improve our lives through security, safety and convenience, is up 10,000% since 1994.
You cook with them – peep inside a professional kitchen and you can find a Rational intelligent cooking system on a Norwegian submarine, a Saudi prince’s yacht, as well as in hospitals and restaurants around the globe. Rational AG commands a global 54% market leadership in the world’s professional kitchens that include the Buckingham Palace and the White House, and is behind the success of such famous culinary names as Gordon Ramsay. Rational AG is up 1,000% since 2000.
You may even use them in emergency care situations, the Ambu bag for manual resuscitation in hospitals, by ambulance services – in fact in all kinds of emergency environments all over the world. Ambu A/S, the company whom millions of patients and healthcare professionals worldwide depend upon the functionality and performance of its products, is up 6,000% since 1992.
Essilor, ASSA Abloy AB, Rational AG and Ambu A/S are the successful yet relatively low-profile Hidden Champions who are focused market leaders in sophisticated, hard-to-imitate niche products and valuable critical niches that are largely invisible to the average consumer yet are indispensable to our well-being in daily life. From a value investing perspective, investing at an earlier stage in the long-term growth trajectory path of these Hidden Champions - in Asia - should prove rewarding.
The Challenge is held within the 6th Value Investing Summit (VIS) 2017.
We have assembled an expert judging panel of highly-respected professional institutional investors and fund managers to assist in determining the winning team. 4 varsity teams will be selected to present to the expert panel and the 1,600-strong audience. Contestants will be judged on the merits of the investment thesis and the depth of research.
To assist your team in formulating stock research ideas, take time to go through the following resources to guide your submissions.
Looking forward to your submissions!
Why Take Part?
This unique platform and opportunity in the Challenge provides an alternative outlet for your analytical skills and intrinsic talent beyond the GPA number to be recognized by the global business and investment community and marketplace and to gain exposure to some of the most notable minds in the investment industry.
This is a chance to present your analysis to a panel of knowledgeable investments analysts and highly-respected professional investors. Obtain feedback from professionals and enhance your investment skills at the same time.