At this year's Young Financial Star (YFS 2014) competition, Thammasat BE students were big winners:
Mr. Akkarin Supachavaroj (BE#19) won first place as a K-expert star, receiving 50,000 baht and a scholarship for study visits in Thailand and overseas.
In the competition category of the PTT CSR Star Team, with four students per team, Mr. Akkarin Supachavaroj's team won first place, receiving 10,000 baht and a scholarship for study visits in Thailand and overseas.
In the competition category of TFEX Derivatives Star Team, also with four students per team, Mr. Siwakorn Paiboonrattanakorn (BE#19)'s team won first place, receiving 10,000 baht and a scholarship for study visits overseas. And in this same event, Mr. Akkarin Supachavaroj's team won third place, receiving 3,000 baht.
Mr. Akkarin Supachavaroj and Mr. Siwakorn Paiboonrattanakorn also received CISA and CFP scholarships for reaching the semi-final round which had a total of 50 participants.
The YFS 2014 competition is a national event organized by the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and the Thailand Futures Exchange (TFEX), Muang Thai Life Assurance PCL, PTT PCL, Kasikorn Bank PCL, and other associations. The competition, which has been held for twelve consecutive years, searches for the most competent young financiers among Thai university students. It aims to enhance knowledge in the young generation about investment, personal finance, and insurance planning as well as corporate societal responsibility. Over four months, participants compete in different rounds with lecture classes, test-taking, and developing presentations. From over 5,000 participants nationwide and three rounds of competition, the number of participants is reduced to 300, 50, and then nine, before the final awards are given.
Congratulations to all the winners!