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Debating Excellence On Financial Knowledge

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin

As students under the School of Accounting & Finance, we are pleased to share that Zhiyun Chia, Nicholas Lim and Syed Kamil demonstrated sound financial knowledge at the Bursa Malaysia National Investment Debate Challenge held recently, in which the team walked away with the 2nd Runner Up prize.
Organised by Bursa Malaysia, the challenge was hosted at APU under the coordination of the School of Accounting & Finance and our students of the Bursa Young Investor Club and Debate Society. The Challenge saw 16 teams from 12 universities nationwide, battling through several rounds and covering a wide spectrum of interesting topics related to the investment and the capital market.
At the Challenge, we witnessed interesting debates and discussions on financial knowledge; this is in line with the aim of the competition, which was to stimulate interest, discussion and research amongst tertiary students, in order to equip them with knowledge on the capital market and to nurture a solid base of investors in the next generation. We saw the potentials of future investors of the world, and we are glad to participate in this effort in collaboration with Bursa Malaysia!
CONGRATULATIONS to APU Team A; we look forward to hosting more events and witnessing more of our students’ victory!

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!