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Value Investment Maverick Workshop

“Price is what you pay, value is what you get.” – Warren Buffet
With objectives to educate our students to possess sound knowledge of financial management, the Bursa Young Investor Club hosted a workshop on Value Investing recently. This event was sponsored by Bursa Malaysia and was organized by the APU School of Accounting, Finance & Quantitative Studies, led by Puan Nur Rasmiza, club advisor of the Bursa Young Investor Club. Young money master, Shane Choo kicked off the event with a ‘BANG’ as he shared his experience of trading and investments since 18 years old. 
Shane Choo is the Director of LifeChamp and co-founder of Young Money Master. He is a financial speaker, trader and investor. He started learning investment at the age of 18, and began trading and investing at 19. To date, he has traded shares, options and currency. As a speaker, he speaks regularly at Bursa Young Investor Education seminars. He also designs and conducts stock simulation games and workshops nationwide.
Shane is also a Certified Professional Trainer by IPMA, UK and a columnist of NextUpAsia. He was one of the youngest youths to be invited to TV and radio shows to share about money management and investment among the young adults. In 2015, he was acknowledged by President Obama for his work as a young leader in financial education. Academic wise, he holds a first-class honors degree in Actuarial Science from National University of Malaysia.
Value Investment Maverick (VIM) Workshop was attended by 235 APU students that registered online through BYICAPU Facebook page. It was a full house! This was an interactive workshop that introduced the students to the concept of value investing, and educated them about Value Investing strategies. Fitting together in this hall, students learnt how to decipher financial statements and understood the criteria in selecting good companies for value investment.
VIM also provided them with hands-on and experiential learning through various case studies using Value investment Criteria and platform. It was a good opportunity for those who attended the workshop as VIM exposed the students to the basis of the stock market and how the market operates. 
The event went amazingly well and fun with the support from all lecturers who promoted and encouraged the students to participate. We anticipate more involvement and participation from the students for next BYIC-APU event! 

Green Financing - Former Governor of Bangladesh Bank Conducted Industrial Talk at APU

The APU School of Accounting, Finance & Quantitative Studies (SAFIQS) created another golden opportunity for our students to learn from the members of industry.

Dr. Atuir Rahman, former Governor of Bangladesh Bank, visited the APU Faculty of Business & Managements (FBM) @ Mines to conduct an industrial talk on “Green Financing” recently. Over 100 participants overwhelmed the talk, to learn from his valuable experiences as the Governor of the Central Bank of Bangladesh, in which he was once awarded the Best Central Bank governor – Asia Pacific, 2015 by The Banker Magazine, a Financial Times publication for his role in channeling credit towards environmentally and socially responsible development projects. As the recipient of the ‘Central Bank Governor of the Year for Asia 2015’ awarded by the Emerging Markets, Dr. Atuir has demonstrated outstanding leadership to improve the overall operations of the Bangladeshi banking industry.


In collaboration with the Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA), lecturers from SAFIQS have arranged for the talk to be held, in which students were provided a greater exposure towards the industry. We are glad to know that Dr. Atuir was very impressed by the hospitality shown by students and members of SAFIQS, and he was delighted by the positive responses given by the audience.

We look forward to seeing more events like this in the future, to provide exposure by experts on industrial experiences as well as better platforms to our students in terms of academic skills development.