Indian students create footprint at Wharton school competitionMay 16, 2018, Noida
Amity International School, Noida (India) has secured second position in the recently held Knowledge @ Wharton High School Investment Competition, 2018.
A team of seven students and one mentor comprising of Jahnvi Vig (Team Leader), Ananya Gupta, Nitish Lal, Varun Mehta, Rishabh Singh, Veenayak Mittal, Sai SrijanNeti and Manvir Singh Rana (Teacher Advisor), represented India in the competition and created a benchmark for the future competitors to come.
Congratulating the talented students, Dr. (Mrs.) Amita Chauhan, Chairperson, Amity International Schools expressed her elation over the students’achievements.
She said Amity has always focused on providing knowledge beyond classrooms to each student, and added that this the fourth consecutive year that Amity students have won this competition.
KWHS investment competition organized by Wharton Business School, USA, promotes business, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and leadership among high school students and educators around the world through quality online content and competitions.
The contest stretched for over seven months, putting students in the shoes of global investment experts. This year , this competition was organized in three regions:
Region – 1 (includes, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan).
Region -2 (includes, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.)
Region – 3 (includes, Countries and regions from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Oceania).
More than 200 teams in each of the regions were assigned the task of presenting their investment strategies based on global asset management for which they were provided a virtual cash of USD 100,000, which they needed to trade for a period of 75 days in the stock exchanges of U.S.A., U.K., China and India.
Team leader Jahnvi Vig described the seven month long journey to the victory podium as a glorious and learning one.
Eminent panel of judges in the Global Finale included, Mr. Mukund Rao, Financial Products Architect at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), Mr. John A. Squires, Partner at Dilworth Paxson Law Firm, U.S.A, Mr. Ian Gillespie, Manager – Corporate Strategy, Aberdeen Standard Investments, U.S.A., Mr. David Lawrence, Founder and Chief Collaborative Officer of Risk Assistance Network Exchange (RANE), U.S.A., Dr. Scott Stimpfel, Global Head of Learning & Development , Citi Corporate & Investment Bank, U.S.A., Mr. Saaras Agarwal, Chief Journey Owner at Vanguard, U.S.A.
Pied Piper Investments of Noida, India spread financial literacy through its Piper Press newsletter, while neighboring team The Alchemy of Investments conducted community outreach on financial education through in-class visits and even a TED Talk on personal finance skills.
School: Amity International School