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Treasury Markets Association (TMA) Challenge 2018
16 Oct 2017  

Treasury Markets Association (TMA) Challenge 2018

– CNH & HKD HIBOR Rate Forecast Competition


Registration deadline: 4 November 2017




  • Raise awareness of offshore RMB market in Hong Kong among the university students.


  • Enrich students with technical knowledge on offshore RMB products.

  • Stimulate students’ interest to work in the finance / treasury industry after graduation.




Team competition. All full-time undergraduate students of the following universities are welcome (preferable penultimate):


  • City University of Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Hong Kong Shue Yan University

  • Lingnan University

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • The Education University of Hong Kong

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • The Open University of Hong Kong

  • The University of Hong Kong

 Team competition:  

  • Each team shall consist of 1-3 students.

  • Each student can only participate in one team.

  • Team members can be mixed with different universities.



    Competition Rules:

    The Competition has three stages.


    Stage One:

  • Briefing Section at 5pm, Hong Kong Monetary Authority premises, 55/F, IFC II, Central, will be provided on 7 November 2017.

  • Professional Training session at 6pm on 14 November 2017, will be provided by Thomson Reuters.


    Registration Deadline – 4 November 2017


    Stage Two –Submission Date due on 20 November 2017

  • Each team is required to submit the following to TMA by email to by 20 November 2017.


    1. Predicted 1Y tenor of Hong Kong Interbank Offered Rate in CNH & HKD respectively published on 6 December 2017 in TMA website.


    2. Reasoning and methodologies. The reasoning and methodologies (including cover page, charts, graphies and appendices) must be written in English in Powerpoint slides format. The same PPT will be used for the presentation on 18 January 2018.


    Stage Three – Presentation at Hong Kong Monetary Authority premises, IFC II, Central on 18 January 2018.


    Shortlisted teams ( 6-8 teams from stage 2) will be selected to present on 18 January 2018. Each team is required to use the submitted Powerpoint slides (limit to 10 minutes) to present in English in front of a panel of judges.





    Winner(s): Internship interview opportunities


    Cash Prizes for Winners

  • Champion - HK$15,000

  • First Runner-up - HK$8,000

  • Second Runner-up - HK$3,000

    Professional Training Course for All Registered Teams.


    Certificates will be awarded to the winning teams.


    Ø For registration, please complete the registration form

    Ø For enquiries, please contact TMA or visit

    Ø Email :

    Ø Tel: (852) 2543 7663