Wall Street Bound launches its first stock picking challenge for college and university students


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wall Street Bound, Inc. (WSB), an emerging nonprofit 501(c)3 financial education organization with a mission to recruit, train and mentor diverse talent and underrepresented in colleges and universities for careers in finance, will launch its first Student Stock Picking Challenge in October 2022.

Restricted to Wall Street Bound alumni and students currently enrolled in programming, the WSB Stock Picking Challenge is an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills, experiencing building and managing stocks. a simulated portfolio of $100,000. The challenge, which will run from October 2022 to April 2023, will provide the top performing students with scholarships (1st place: $2,500, 2nd place: $1,000, 3rd place: $500), with the winners being determined by risk-adjusted returns and a presentation of the WHY behind their portfolio construction decision-making. Submissions will be judged by a three-member panel, including CNBC “Halftime Report” regular and Ritholtz Wealth Management CEO “Downtown” Josh Brown and Columbia Investment Management Company CEO Kim Lew.

“The idea of ​​a stock-picking competition, and the hands-on learning experience it creates by judging students on stock selection, portfolio composition, risk-adjusted returns, and oral presentations, is a natural extension of the Wall Street Bound ethos and our desire for students to begin to experience institutional rigor in everything they do,” says Troy Prince, Founder and CEO of Wall Street Bound.

Investopedia has joined as the Challenge’s media partner. Caleb Silver, Editor of Investopedia, said, “We are proud to partner with WSB for the 2022 Stock Picking Challenge and support their investing and trading educational initiatives. Troy Prince and his team continue to teach valuable financial skills to communities that have traditionally been left out of this conversation, and we are honored to be included in their mission.”

For more information on the WSB Student Challenge and Wall Street Bound, visit www.wallstreetbound.org or email Christina@wallstreetbound.org.

About Wall Street Bound

Wall Street Bound was launched in 2019 with the goal of providing diverse college and university students with the skills, experience, and social capital that can enable them to reach their full potential through front and middle office careers in the financial services sector. By training the next generation of finance professionals, Wall Street Bound aims to increase the number of people of color in finance and give underrepresented youth a chance to become future leaders on Wall Street and masters of their own destiny. financial.


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