Feb, 2021

MetLife presents Capitalizer’21 organized by BUP Finance Society
time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
map-marker Sky Ballroom of Le Méridien, Dhaka

Capitalizer, the biggest investment strategy competition of this nation, is the flagship event of BUP Finance Society.  This year, the club managed to take the event to unimaginable heights and hosted its third iteration, MetLife presents Capitalizer'21 on the 19th of February at the Sky Ballroom of Le Méridien Dhaka. A total of 157 teams participated from 27 universities across the country. Only the top 6 teams made it to the Grand Finale.  

BUP Finance Society is one of the prominent clubs of Bangladesh University of Professionals. The club aims to create a platform where students can enhance their knowledge and experience regarding the competitive business world through multitudinous events. Among those events, Capitalizer holds a special place in the hearts of participants and club members alike because of its unique nature. Capitalizer is a competition devised to evaluate and develop the rationale of the participants so that in the real world they can ace strategizing, policy advising, investing, and financing. Along with rationale, Capitalizer also focuses on conviction.  Participants have to convince the judges about the strategies they choose to implement, the investments and portfolios they offer. All in all, versatility and rationality are the key traits of Capitalizer. 

The 6 finalists had the honor of presenting in front of the Chief Guest of the event, His excellency Mr. Earl R. Miller, the US Ambassador to the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Along with him, the Guest of Honor was Major General Md Moshfequr Rahman, SGP, SUP, ndc, psc, Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Professionals and the Special Guest at the event was Mr. Muhammad Ala Uddin Ahmad, General Manager, MetLife Bangladesh. Other important figures present were M Abul Kashem Mozumder, Ph.D., Pro Vice-Chancellor, and Brig Gen Md Moazzem Hossain, BGBM (BAR), PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Business Studies. The event was also graced by the presence of CEOs and senior executives of various organizations and other prestigious officials of Bangladesh University of Professionals.

The event commenced from 4pm and by the end of the night 3 teams made it to the peak to attain the prize money of BDT 200,000. Team No Surprises from Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka won the title of 2nd runners up, Bottleneck from Bangladesh University of Professionals fetched the 1st runners up title and Team Medallion from Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka were crowned with the pristine title of Capitalizer'21. 

Dr. Jannatul Ferdaous, Chairman of the Department of Finance & Banking and the Chief Patron of BUP Finance Society and Farhana Yasmin, Moderator of BUP Finance Society were the figures behind the grand design of Capitalier’21 with watchful eyes, esteemed wisdom and utter finesse. Under their guidance, the entire team of BUP Finance Society, led by President Abdullah Hill Nahian did a commendable job in successfully launching the event. The whole team’s blood, sweat and tears went into the grandeur of this event.

The event was further facilitated by the generous assistance of Metlife, the Title Sponsor of the event. Members of Jamuna TV, media partner of the event were also present. Other partners of this grand event were Financial Express and Radio Shadhin.