Johannesburg, 21 January 2013
Registrations have opened for the annual schools and universities JSE Liberty Investment Challenge, which this year celebrates 40 years of bringing investment education to South Africa’s youth.
“This is a momentous milestone for our investment Challenge, in which … learners have participated since it started. We foresee another 40 years of sharing of knowledge with our youth,” says Idris Seedat, Manager: CSI at the JSE’s Education Division.
The educational youth programme is aimed at introducing high school learners and university students to the world of investment and teaches them the fundamentals of investment strategy and is a good opportunity for each student to get insights on the how to invest and the importance of investing on the exchange.
The game which kicks off on the 11th of March 2013 and ends on the 27th September 2013.
The learners form teams which are given an imaginary sum of R1 000 000 each to invest in JSE-listed shares. Each team’s performance is tracked and measured in a competition against other teams taking part in the Challenge.
To encourage participation in the Challenge, the JSE will be attending a series of orientation weeks at various universities across the country to provide university students with information about the Challenge, how it works, as well registering students for the Challenge:
The JSE will also be attending educator and learner expos in various provinces across the country.
“Although Liberty has been a sponsor of the JSE/ Liberty Investment Challenge for more than 12 years, we have been in the education space for over 40 years. We continue to be part of this initiative because of our expertise in the savings and investment arena. We have a passion for seeing the youth market progress in the financial literacy space. We encourage all students and the participating schools and universities to take this investment challenge seriously and gain invaluable knowledge on the fundamentals of saving and investing,” says Julian Dallamore, Brand Manager of Liberty Investments.
Each month the best performing school team in each game will win R3 000,
There are five top prizes for the annual winners valued at R60 000 per portfolio.
To register for the schools Challenge go to: http://schools.jse.co.za
The university Challenge has three top prizes valued at R60 000 plus an all-expenses paid trip to an international stock exchange.
To register for the university Challenge go to: http://university.jse.co.za
Winners in the schools and university challenge will be announced at the award ceremony, which will be held at the JSE in October 2013
Scores and team progress in both the schools and university Challenge can be accessed via social media on:
Learners can also access Mxit to get updates on the game.
JSE Education Division
Tel 011 520 7168
Corporate Communications Consultants
Tel: (011) 783 8926
Fax: (011) 783 7608
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