The fourth edition of Sri Lanka’s only capital market quiz – CSE Masterminds 2022 organized by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), was held recently at the Waters Edge Hotel with the participation of 67 corporate teams, with Ansell Lanka (PVT) Ltd emerging as the winner of the overall competition with a cash prize of Rs 500,000.
CT CSLA was placed runner-up while Acuity Knowledge Partners secured second runner-up at the competition. The second and third placed teams have also been awarded cheques worth Rs. 300,000 and Rs. 200,000 respectively. The top three winners were also awarded gift vouchers from Waters Edge.
The participating teams were segregated into seven categories based on their core area of business and were awarded for excelling in each category. DFCC Bank Team 1 (Banking) and People’s Leasing & Finance PLC (Finance), Amana Takaful Insurance (Insurance), CT CSLA (Stockbroking and Fund Management), ZeroBeta (Technology), Ansell Lanka (PVT) Ltd (Manufacturing), and Acuity Knowledge Partners (Service) won special awards for topping their respective categories.
Participants of the Quiz Competition were put through a test on their knowledge in global markets, international business, Sri Lankan economy and business, Sri Lankan stock market, sports & entertainment and other areas with relation to the management of financial securities.
Further, two lucky winners won air tickets to any destination from Sri Lankan Airlines after the raffle draw and three lucky audience members won dinner vouchers from Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo after successfully answering the questions posed at the audience.
CSE Masterminds 2022 was supported by First Capital Holdings PLC and Bartleet Religare Securities (Pvt) Ltd as Platinum Sponsors. The Gold sponsors of the event were Capital Trust Securities (Pvt) Ltd, Almas Equities (Pvt) Ltd and People’s Leasing & Finance PLC.
Banking and Financial Services Partners were the SDB Bank, Dialog Finance PLC and NDB Capital Holdings Limited while the CIMA Sri Lanka was the Educational Partner.
Sri Lankan Airlines was the Airline Partner and Waters Edge, Entertainment Unlimited and Heineken Lanka Limited were the Hospitality and Event Partners of the Quiz Competition.
Exclusive electronic media partners were Hiru TV, Gold FM and Sun FM and Print media partners were Daily Mirror, The Sunday Times and Daily FT
Further, Hemas Holdings, DFCC Bank, HSBC, Sampath Bank, Acuity Partners (Pvt) Ltd, Asia Capital Stockbrokers, Softlogic Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd, Ceybank Asset Management Ltd, Nestor Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd, Nations Lanka Equities (Pvt) Ltd, Ambeon Securities (Pvt) Ltd, Capital Alliance Securities (Pvt) Ltd, Asha Securities Limited and LOLC Securities Ltd supported the event as Co-Sponsors.
Commenting on the initiative CSE CEO Mr. Rajeeva Bandaranaike said that the competition has steadily evolved since inception into one of the foremost quiz competitions in the corporate sector and a flagship event in the CSE calendar. “The interest in the corporate sector to participate and view the quiz as a fun and engaging learning experience has been vital to the success of the event. We congratulate the winning teams and express our appreciation to all the organizations and brands that have supported the event this year in the capacity of a sponsor or partner” he added.