The FINANCIAL — Enrolment for the Futures Masters competition organised by Warsaw Stock Exchange, the Central Securities Depository of Poland (KDPW) and KDPW_CCP in co-operation with the Association of Individual Investors (SSI) and brokerage houses is open as of 12 January 2015. The competition is addressed to fans of the futures market and all those who want to use interesting practical tools to discover the opportunities offered by investing in futures contracts listed on WSE. Participation in the competition is open and free of charge.
The Futures Masters competition involves investment of virtual capital on the competition platform based on genuine contract prices. The prizes are also genuine: the winners will get PLN 70 thousand in total. The competition partners are eleven brokerage houses which have hand-picked their best analysts, the Analyst Dream Team, to support competition participants as mentors.
“The mission of the Futures Masters competition is to highlight the attractive offer of the WSE derivatives market for individual investors. We want to help activate the existing investors and reach out to new investors while improving the recognisability of futures contracts listed on the Exchange. I am proud that a sizeable group of eleven brokerage houses has accepted the invitation to work on the project and agreed to ‘lease’ their best people to the competition participants. This is the first in a range of projects which will activate individual investors on the Polish market, a goal enshrined in the updated WSE strategy,” said Grzegorz Zawada, Vice-President of the Management Board of Warsaw Stock Exchange.
“It is important to show the investors that the Exchange is not all about stocks: there is a whole range of interesting instruments which offer multiple opportunities of investing and earning money. The KDPW Group companies ensure that investment on the market is safe. We will work together with the Exchange to implement projects which encourage and activate investors, including prospective investors. Thanks to the competition and the engagement of the best analysts of our partners, the participants who discover the futures market for the very first time will have the opportunity to understand the world of derivatives and to win genuine cash prizes,” said Iwona Sroka, President of KDPW and KDPW_CCP.
The Futures Masters competition has a unique format. Every participant who registers is requested to pick a mentor: a person with market experience who will support the mentees with advice, analysis and comments throughout the competition.