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16 Jul 2018 19:04:00
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SET News :SET holds young capital market professional competition, "YFS 2018"
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           SET New 58/ 2018
                                                                                
                    July 16, 2018

SET holds young capital market professional competition, "YFS 2018"

Bangkok, July 16, 2018 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), Thailand Futures 
Exchange pcl (TFEX), Muang Thai Life Assurance pcl, PTT pcl and alliances in the
capital market have joined forces to organize "Young Financial Star Competition
2018" (YFS 2018), aiming at motivating university-level students to reach full
potential to prepare them to be quality financial professionals for the Thai
capital market.

SET Senior Executive Vice President Krisada Sektrakul said it is a good sign 
that the YFS project can groom higher number of young financial professionals
who have financial and investment knowledge, skills and competence throughout
the years. The YFS 2018 competition has successfully attracted 6,677 students
from 80 universities nationwide, a record number of candidates. Of the total,
337 passed the first round and received intensive training courses. They made
great strides in their capital market insights, with 65 percent passing the test
for Investment Consultant License. This progress showed their readiness to
become quality professionals for securities and listed companies, an important
driving force for the Thai capital market towards sustainable growth.
    
Candidates in each round have attended theory and practice of knowledge 
training, with in-depth content focusing on financial and investment planning,
corporate financial management and decision making for value enhancement.

Winners and runners-up received scholarships worth THB 7 million in total 
(approx. USD 212,000). Rewards included financial scholarships and grants for
international study trips, financial supports for Certified Investment and
Securities Analyst Program (CISA) and Certified Financial Planner Program (CFP)
examinations, as well as plaques and certificates in recognition of their
accomplishments.

YFS 2018 winners in each category are: 1. Warin Chivakanit from Thammasat 
University, as SET Investment Star 2. Sukrit Boonyakrai from Thammasat
University, as Corporate Finance Star 3. Suthasinee Wannageera from Thammasat
University, as TFEX Derivatives Star 4. Praweena Manop from Thammasat
University, as Muang Thai Life Assurance Star, and 5. A team with members from
Chiang Mai University, Chulalongkorn University, Khon Kaen University and
Thammasat University, who presented PTT Mystery Box Project, has been granted
the PTT Star Team.

Over the past 16 years, 76,000 students from universities across the country 
have participated in the YFS project. The project has successful groomed young
financial professionals to the Thai capital market, including investment
consultants, financial planners, securities analysts, investment bankers, fund
managers and other financial professionals.

For more information, please visit www.set.or.th/yfs.

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