The Sydney Grammar School Business Society Committee hosted the inaugural interschool stock-pitch competition final between nine schools.
Teams attempted to persuade a panel of judges to invest in a certain stock from the Australian Stock Exchange. In the preliminary rounds, each school hosted a round and then selected a team to present in the final competition round.
Toby Kapoor (VI) and Thomas Thornwaite (VI) represented Grammar with their presentation on IGO. We had expert judges Jim Xu from Barrenjoey and Brendan Carrig from Macquarie Bank. The teams presented a wide range of companies, from computer chips to mining, and were then subject to two impromptu questions from the judges.
North Sydney Girls High School were the winners for their presentation on Pilbara Minerals and, as their prize, received work experience with Macquarie Bank investment teams.
Overall, the competition was an informative yet entertaining experience, where we could meet new people from different backgrounds with a shared interest in all things business. Special thanks to Mr Gill and Ms Thompson for judging the Grammar preliminary round and to Ms Ditmarsch and Mr Corkin for helping in organising the event.
Nicholas Chang (IV)