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Startup Trakinvest Ties Up with ISB to Launch Global Stock Trading Competition in the Virtual World

The trading window for the competition runs from September 19, 2016 through September 23, 2016, with results to be announced on September 24, 2016. Winning teams will be identified based on the percentage change in their portfolio net worth from start of the game.

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Global virtual trading platform, TrakInvest, and the Indian School of Business (ISB), have come together to present Beat the Street, a virtual trading competition as part of the 4th edition of Advaita, ISB’S international management fest which brings together bright minds from global B Schools to compete, collaborate and connect.

Participants in Beat the Street include students from business schools such as National University of Singapore, The University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, the Paris-based IE Business School, the China Europe International Business School and many more. Winners get to take home prizes worth USD 2000. The NSE-ISB Trading Laboratory is the Knowledge Partner for the competition.

Beat The Street is open to teams comprising of two participants from the same school. Each team will be given an initial virtual currency of USD 100, 000 with an opportunity to trade in 10 global stock markets that include SZSE, NSDQ, LSE, SEHK, SSE, NYSE, NSE, ASX, SET and SGX.

Bobby Bhatia, Founder and CEO, TrakInvest said "This simulation is a unique experience for India's aspiring traders to compete in an exciting trading simulation against their peers from the best schools in the world. TrakInvest is bringing cutting-edge virtual trading technology into the global classroom. Every student involved in Beat the Street is learning about stock trading in a whole new visual and social way, setting them up strongly for their future careers."

Prasanna Tantri, Senior Associate Director for Center for Analytical Finance at ISB said “A trading competition like this enables students to apply investment concepts learnt in the classroom in a setting as close to the real world as possible. We at, NSE-ISB Trading Lab hope this event will produce great traders and investors in the long run.”

TrakInvest.com is an educational, virtual trading platform that allows users to practice and improve their trading skills by offering access to real market information, along with a unique social twist where people can follow and even copy each other's trades.

Bhatia has 25 years of experience in private equity and is former Principal at JP Morgan Partners in Hong Kong, and was Head of Principal Investments at AIG Financial Products. He will mentor students at ISB and advice participants about strategies for the game.

The trading window for the competition runs from September 19, 2016 through September 23, 2016, with results to be announced on September 24, 2016. Winning teams will be identified based on the percentage change in their portfolio net worth from start of the game.

About TrakInvest

Established in 2013, the TrakInvest Group is a multi-business, technology focused organization headquartered in Singapore. We own and operate the following platforms in the education and recruitment space:

Trakinvest.com – an educational, virtual trading platform that allows users to practice and improve their trading skills by giving access to real market information as well as the use of unique social trading features and simulations.

Founded by Bobby Bhatia, the TrakInvest Group has operations in Singapore, Thailand, India, as well as Australia. We are led by a team with 100+ years of combined relevant experience.

Based on the principles of ‘Learn. Share. Earn.’, Trakinvest.com is the brainchild of CEO and Founder, Bobby Bhatia, formerly of JP Morgan Partners and AIG, when he was mentoring students in stock trading and finance and felt there was a gap in the market when it came to empowering the common man when it came to financial literacy and identification of talent.

TrakInvest.com is a platform which democratizes information, crowdsource financial wisdom and empower users as they develop their investing skills.
TrakInvest’s social features, which help users shorten their learning curve, allows them to follow or ‘Trak’ others, where they can view and copy the trades or peers/people in their network.

Built on scalable programming language, the platform can be conveniently used by clients in the financial services and education sectors as a market engagement tool or as a part of their internal systems. Since our inception, we have partnered with popular brands such as FWD Insurance (Thailand), Religare Online (India), Singapore Press Holdings (Singapore), as well as various institutions including the Indian Institutes of Management, National University of Singapore, and University of New South Wales and University of Melbourne (Australia).

With an easy to use interface,
trading skills. Users get $100,000 in virtual cash and access to real price feeds and market information from 10 global markets with which to trade in equities and manage their portfolios.

About the Indian School of Business

The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global Business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The School has grown at a rapid pace since its inception and already has several notable accomplishments to its credit – it is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, the first institution in South Asia to receive the prestigious AACSB accreditation, one of the largest providers of Executive Education in Asia, and the most research productive Indian management institution. A vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, strong academic associations with leading global B-schools and the backing of an influential Board, have helped the ISB fast emerge as a premier global Business school in the emerging markets.

About Advaita

Advaita – ISB’s international Management fest brings the brightest minds from top B schools in the world to showcase their business acumen and compete in a series of exciting case study competitions, B plan contests, simulations, quizzes and many more events. Student led events make a huge contribution to the vibrant atmosphere at ISB and provides ample networking opportunities for participants.



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