Value Investing” is the underlying theme of this pioneering international investment research competition. Value investing is a well-known, time-proven investment strategy that is used globally to identify undervalued securities, both listed and unlisted. Some of the world’s most successful investors are value investors and these include one of the world’s richest men, Warren Buffett, and investment guru, Benjamin Graham.

The 2019 Budding Value Investor Award is an international competition organised and sponsored by Capital Dynamics, an independent investment firm. It is part of our efforts in promoting value investing amongst the younger generation.

The 2019 Budding Value Investor Award consists of two stages. The first stage will take the form of an essay and an investment research. The second stage will be a presentation based on the shortlisted candidate’s essay and investment research that was submitted in stage one. Teams can consist of up to 3 participants (individual or groups of two-three) in a team.

Part 1 
In Chapter 20 of Benjamin Graham’s classic, “The Intelligent Investor”, he wrote “Investment is most intelligent when it is most businesslike.”
In your own words, please explain what “most businesslike” means (1000 words).

Part 2 
Based on your understanding of “most businesslike”, put yourself in the shoes of the fund manager of Berhad (Tan Teng Boo), and
Conduct an analysis of a stock that Berhad currently owns and conclude whether the said stock is a Buy, Hold or Sell (3,500 words, excluding Appendices).

Shortlisted finalists will be invited to present their research at the prestigious 2018/2019 Global Investor Week of Capital Dynamics to a panel of judges and the investing public.  The presentation will be held in Wisma MCA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 13 April 2019, Saturday.

Two-way economy air-tickets and hotel accommodation for one night will be provided for the shortlisted finalists.

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Stage 1
17 March 2019 (Closed)

Stage 2
13 April 2019