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Indonesia Investment Banking Competition (IIBC) 2019 was held on July 2nd to 5th, 2019 under Finance and Investment Society (FIS) of Universitas Prasetiya Mulya. With foreign participants from Singapore, Malaysia, Hongkong, and Netherlands, IIBC successfully garners its International status. Over 90 participants went through preliminary stage, as well as presentation video submission before making it to the top 8 round that was held at Universitas Prasetiya Mulya, BSD Campus. The excitement of Indonesia’s first and biggest investment banking competition peaked as participants arrived from all over the world, indicating the start of the 6th IIBC. Smiles were very much present as the event opened with ‘Net-working with Peers’, a much-needed break after a long journey from their homes! This session included games and icebreaker to help participants get to know each other.

A hint of Indonesian culture was shown by Sasikirana, the traditional dance club from Universitas Prasetiya Mulya. Continued with a welcoming speech by Ms. Brigitta Angelica (President Director of IIBC 2019) and Mr. John Iwan Kusno (Mentor of FIS and Steering Committee of IIBC). As the gong sounded, IIBC 2019 was officially began. Mrs. Aulia Nurul Huda (Manager of Undergraduate Finance & Banking Program of Universitas Prasetiya Mulya) delivered the opening remarks about ‘Introduction to Digital Payment’. This session gave the participants an overview about the importance of digital payment as well as its favorable outlook. The first day was ended by ‘CFA Talk’ with Mr. Herman Tjahjadi, CFA (Head of Investments & Research at Sequis Asset Management) explaining about the prestigious certification that stands for Chartered Financial Analyst. The eager audience listened on as the CFA examination was dissected and discussed to great details in the talk itself. Mr. Herman highlighted CFA as a global recognition to prove one’s competency in finance and a very important career milestone.