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TMA Challenge 2018 - Press Release
18 Jan 2018  

Press Release

TMA Challenge 2018

        The Treasury Markets Association (TMA) announced the winners of the "TMA Challenge 2018" on 18 January 2018.  

       Building on the overwhelming responses and success from the TMA Challenge in past four years, this is the fifth time TMA organised “TMA Challenge for students from ten local universities in Hong Kong. The competition aimed to enrich students with professional knowledge on offshore RMB products. The TMA invited seven large institutions to provide internship interview opportunities to the winners. Thomson Reuters organised a technical training to assist the competition participants with their project. Each registered team was also offered with a trial account of Thomson Reuter’s Flagship Market Data and Analytic Tools.   

       Each participating team was required to submit a report of their predicted 1Y tenor of Hong Kong Interbank Offered Rate in CNH & HKD published on  6 December 2017. 18 submissions were received and 6 teams were shortlisted for the final stage of the competition which was held on 18 January 2018 at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority premises in IFC Two, Central. 

       The panel of judges included Mr Alvict Chan, FX & Rate Trading Head, Global Markets & Trading Department, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited, Mr Chin Chin Fai, Deputy General Manager, Global Markets, Bank of Communications Co., Ltd, HK Branch, Mr Lawrence Lam, Senior Advisor, Greater China, National Australia Bank Limited and Ms Cecily Luk, Sales Director, Hong Kong, Thomson Reuters. The panel judges were glad to see the students’ presentation and interest in foreign exchange market and global economic outlook.

       The champion and the 1st runner-up were from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the 2nd runner up was a single member team from the University of Hong Kong .

The awarded teams are shown as below:

The Champion : Team Blitz


1st Runner-up : Team JMS


2nd Runner-up : Team Finnovator


Treasury Markets Association

18 January 2018




Group photo at the presentation on 18 January 2018