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BBA Thammasat: The winner from YFS 2008

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By Lalita Chaimonthon, BBA#15
     Visaruth Taveeruchana, BBA#14       
The Stock Exchange of Thailand, Muang Thai Life Insurance, PTT, Thai Investors Association, together with other alliances, held the Young Financial Star Competition (YFS). YFS makes up of 3 programs, namely, Money Management Award (MMA), Young Researcher Competition (YRC), and New Investor Program (NIP). Its objective is to produce new-generation stock analysts and financial planners to support the increasingly competitive Thai capital market.
This year, YFS attracted over 3,000 participants from all over Thailand. Over a period of six months, participants had to compete in various rounds, including taking tests, preparing analyst reports and creating financial plans, in which only 15 contestants would  go into the semi-final round in each of the 3 categories: YRC (SET), YRC(MAI) and MMA. All 45 of us attended the Money Adventure Camp in Pranburi where we had a chance to study the life of a small fishing community and hold an edutainment festival for local children on Children’s Day. In addition, we received personality development training from John Robert Powers Institute to prepare ourselves for the final round in which only 5 finalists would compete in front of judges.

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On Feb 16, 2009, two students from BBA competed in the final round held at the Stock Exchange of Thailand and the results were very impressive. Miss Lalita Chaimonthon was awarded first place in both SET Star Researcher and Star Insurance Planner categories, receiving cash, training scholarships and a paid overseas trip totaling 322,000 Baht while Mr. Visaruth Taveeruchana won the second runner-up award in MAI Star Researcher, receiving cash and training scholarships worth 56,000 Baht.
On top of that, Mr. Kanadej Thamanoonragsa, Mr. Banphot Thanapermsuk and Miss Charuphan Viboonchan also received 36,000 Baht worth of training scholarships for reaching the semi-final round. 
Posted date: February 24, 2009 – 15:35 hrs.