Bahrain Bourse Kicks-off 2017-2018 TradeQuest Challenge for Schools

Sunday, October 29, 2017
Bahrain Bourse (BHB) officially announced the kick-off of the TradeQuest Challenge for high school students for the school year 2017-2018 for the 20th consecutive year. The kick-off meeting was held at Bahrain Bourse’s premises, where all participating students and teams’ school advisors attended the event along with the investment advisors who will monitor and coach the teams during the program.

The program has been highly supported by various banks and financial institutions throughout the past 19 years.  This year, Bahrain Bourse is particularly thankful to the following institutions who have sponsored TradeQuest in the interest of enhancing investment awareness among students:  Platinum sponsors include: Bank ABC, Economic Development Board, Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), National Bank of Bahrain, and the Labour Fund (Tamkeen).  Gold Sponsors include: Ahli United Bank, SICO and United Gulf Bank.  Silver Sponsors include: BBK, Gulf International Bank (GIB), Investcorp, Khaleeji Commercial Bank, and Al Salam Bank Bahrain.
 
The 2017-2018 TradeQuest program includes a total of 18 school teams, including 8 private schools and they are: Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School, Bahrain Bayan School, Bahrain School, Al-Hekma International School, Ibn Khuldoon National School, Naseem International School, Al Noor International School, and St. Christopher's School, and 10 Government Schools and they are: East Riffa Secondary Boys School, Al Hidaya Al Khalifiya Secondary Boys School, Al Hidd Secondary Girls School, Al-Istiqlal Secondary Girls School, Jidhafs Secondary Girls School, Khawla Secondary Girls Schools, Al Noor Secondary Girls School, Saar Secondary Girls School, Sitra Secondary Girls School, Al Ta’awon Secondary Boys School.
 
TradeQuest is a simulated business-education partnership program that focuses on investment trading in world financial markets, which operated for the first time in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 1997 in cooperation with financial institutions and educational parties.
 
The program aims at stimulating relevant learning through realistic experience by learning the rules and regulations implemented in financial markets, analyzing and selecting shares, and managing a portfolio of investment instruments listed at New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Bahrain Bourse.
 
TradeQuest consists of three trading periods where the schools are required to present their strategy, objectives, and performance to the Investment Review Committee at the end of each trading period.