Kuwait English School students take home the International Online Traders of the Year Award from The London Institute of Banking & Finance Student Investor Challenge competition, which took place from the 15th October 2018 to the 25th January 2019. They also received a prize of £100 each.
The KES team ‘Billion Gates’, comprised of Year 12/13 students Vedant Khaitan, Elijah Jacob, Anahid Tapeh and Aayushi Agarwal, came first in the world for International teams amongst 400,000 students from 2,500 schools.
The competition involves teams investing virtual money on the London Stock Exchange and following the ups and downs of the market in order to keep their portfolios healthy, then judging when to buy and sell so that a profit can be made.
Mrs Kristina Scott, the students’ Business Studies teacher, stated that she was “really proud of their achievement. The students worked very hard, with discussions taking place on a daily basis, the markets carefully watched and the businesses researched thoroughly to try to reduce the risk and also to try to maximise their returns in such a short space of time”.
The management and staff at Kuwait English School are all very proud of these dedicated, hard working students and wish to congratulate them most sincerely on their fantastic achievement.
This is indeed a very prestigious accolade for the students, the parents, the staff and Kuwait English School.
From left to right: Aayushi Agarwal, Vedant Khaitan, Elijah Jacob and Anahid Tapeh.