Value Investing” is the underlying theme of this pioneering 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 Budding Value Investor Award 2018/2019 is 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 Budding Value Investor Award 2018/2019 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. The competition will be team based, comprising 3 participants 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 icapital.biz Berhad (Tan Teng Boo) and

Conduct an analysis of a stock that icapital.biz Berhad currently owns and conclude whether the said stock is a Buy, Hold or Sell (3,500 words, excluding Appendices).

To submit your investment research, email to us a pdf version at bvia@icapital.biz by 17th March 2019, Sunday.

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

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

To obtain prompt updates & detailed information on “The Budding Value Investor Award”,
kindly visit at our website, bvia.icapital.biz

Registration Deadlines
Northern Hemisphere: 15th February 2019
Southern Hemisphere: 2nd March 2019

Stage 1 Deadline
17th March 2019

Final Stage
13th April 2019