Centre MINE is pleased to introduce the MEA Virtual University Challenge: Portfolio Management Competition 2021. For Senior Students with knowledge and interest in the financial markets.

Evaluation Criteria:
Students will be expected to build a portfolio of stocks from a chosen index, in PAL and PORT native applications.

Students will be expected to build a portfolio of stocks from a chosen index, in PAL and PORT native applications.

Securities selection will be limited to the following criteria:
- Universe: S&P 500
- ESG score > 60
- No single security can exceed 10% weight in the portfolio
- Selection is not to exceed 50 stocks
Portfolios will be evaluated on different weighted variables:
• Portfolio Returns – 50% Weight
• Sharpe Ratio – 25% Weight
• Information ratio – 25% Weight

Competition Timeline
Registration Open for Students: 6th October 2021 to 24th October
Refinitiv Academy Briefing Session for Students: 25th & 26th October
Access to Refinitiv Workspace for Students granted: 27th October 2021
Competition Commences: 27th October
Weekly Motivator and Q&A Sessions: 3rd November - 10th November - 17th November
Closing Access to Refinitiv Workspace for Students: 23rd November
Finalists Announced: 24th November
Finalists present to Judging Panel: 29th November
Winners Announced: 1st December 2021

APPLY BEFORE OCT 20 on the following link:

TERMS AND CONDITIONS are available on the following link:
Email *
Name (in English) الاسم بالاحرف اللاتينية *
Family Name (in English) اسم العائلة بالاحرف اللاتينية *
Father Name (in English) اسم الاب بالاحرف اللاتينية *
Title - لقب *
Are you a member at the Lebanese University ? (Staff, Student, Alumni) - هل انت عضو في الجامعة اللبنانية؟ (موظف ، طالب ، خريج) *
The name of the organization or university to which you belong - اسم الجهة او الجامعة التي تنتمي لها *
Date of Birth تاريخ الولادة *
Gender *
Phone Number (include country code) - رقم الهاتف مع رمز البلد ex: 009610000000 *
Nationality - الجنسية *
Country of Residence - بلد الاقامة *
Student ID number / Staff ID Number / if not available write 0000 - رقم بطاقة الطالب / رقم ملف الموظف / إذا لم يكن متاحًا ، اكتب 0000 *
Person with Special Needs/Disabilities - شخص ذو احتياجات خاصة *
Email at UL.EDU.LB - Avoid Spelling Errors - تجنب الأخطاء
Active Email address - Avoid Spelling Errors - تجنب الأخطاء *
Faculty - اسم الكلية التي تنتمي لها *
Branch - الفرع *
Do you have the requested knowledge in Financial Markets? *
Do you know the qualitative and quantitative techniques in stock selection ? *
Do you have the requested knowledge in Assets Management? *
Did you read the terms and conditions file ? *
What is the goal of this competition? (you can refer to the terms and conditions file, link in the intro part) *
For how many weeks this competition will be? *
When the competition starts? *
Only 5 students will represent the Lebanese University, why should we take your application into consideration ? *
We counts on your professionalism that affects our international agreements and engagements and has a great impact on the Lebanese University commitments and image. Do not register if you will not attend - نحن نعتمد على مهنيتك التي تؤثر على اتفاقياتنا وتعهداتنا المحلية والدولية ولها تأثير كبير على التزامات الجامعة اللبنانية وصورتها. لا تسجل إذا كنت لن تحضر. *
I authorize, Centre MINE - Lebanese University to save all information provided and I have no objection sending on my behalf these information to Webinar organizers - أفوض سنتر مين - الجامعة اللبنانية بحفظ جميع المعلومات المقدمة وليس لدي أي اعتراض على إرسال هذه المعلومات نيابة عني إلى المنظمين *
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