Hero presents Capitalizer’19
August 19, 2019: The Grand Finale of Hero presents Capitalizer’19- the flagship event for 2019 was held on 19 August 2019 at Bijoy Auditorium of BUP. CAPITALIZER is an annual investment strategy competition organized by BUP Finance Society (BUPFS). The competition challenged the competitors in different qualitative interpretations and quantitative reasonings of their financial knowledge.
More than 250 teams participated this year from universities all over the country. The first round was an online round where the participants were given a business case on a company which tries to sell private labeled products through another company. Following which, 18 ambitious teams were selected to move forward to the next round. The second round was named “Deal Behind the Bars’. After competing against one another in the second round through pitching innovative solutions to the judges, the 6 best teams ensured their position in the grand finale. The Grand Finale came up with a unique case and the final round was named “Capitalize It Beyond”. After an intense round of presentation followed by a challenging Q/A session, the judges made a final decision. “Sharif, Hossain and Noor Inc.” from IBA DU became the champions of Capitalizer 2019. Team “Almost There” from Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) and Team “Notch Lodge” from IBA DU were declared 1st runner- up and 2nd runner- up respectively.
Professor Dr M Abul Kashem Mazumder, Pro-VC of BUP, was the chief guest of this event. Abu Aslam, Chief Marketing officer of Niloy Motors Limited, was also present as a special guest. They both appreciated the initiative taken by BUP Finance Society, as this competition would help the students to explore their latent talents. Lt Col Md Alauddin Al Mamun, Acting Dean FBS, Chairman Associate Professor Dr. Jannatul Ferdous, Club Moderator Lecturer Senjuti Barua, Department of Finance & Banking and All Executive Committee members of BUP were present along with guests from institutions such as Credit Rating Agency Bangladesh (CRAB), IDLC, IPDC, Telenor Health and Luminaries Research Group. The four judges for the event were M Solaiman Sarwar, head of strategic initiatives in the Business Finance Department at IDLC Finance Limited, Firoz Ahmed Khan, head of finance at Telenor Health, Kazi Monirul Islam, Head of Equity Research at IDLC Securities Limited and Anam Mahmud, Chairman and Chief Consultant at Luminaries Research Limited.