March 28, 2008 (LBO) — A quiz on capital markets hosted by investment research outsourcing firm Amba Research is on track to have more teams this year with accounting bodies joining universities in the event. “Unlike last year, in addition to universities, we will be opening up this event to ACCA/CIMA institutes as well. We are hoping to attract around 30 teams to participate at this year’s quiz,” said Ravi Abeysuriya, managing director of Amba Research.
Amba Research, together with CFA Sri Lanka as the strategic partner, held the first Capital Markets Quiz in June 2007.
It aims to introduce students to global finance and capital markets, mainly giving them exposure to equity, fixed income and derivative markets.
This year, the quiz will be held on April 5 at the Hilton Residencies.
Each team will receive a set of standard text books (Options, Futures & other Derivatives and Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management) courtesy of Amba Research.
The teams will first face a knock-out session consisting of two main rounds, leading up to the final. The final will be a specialist knowledge round covering equity valuation, fixed income, derivatives, risk management and portfol