The 4th MFPC National Financial Planning Tournament 2018 was held from 2 – 4 November 2018 at the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Learning Centre, Bangi. This year’s tournament was a collaboration with Universiti
Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and our core strategic partners were Securities Commission Malaysia, Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Bhd (BMD), the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Life Insurance Association of
Malaysia (LIAM), Affin Hwang and Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FiMM). The objective of this tournament, the first of which
was held in 2011, is to promote the importance of financial planning skills and knowledge among undergraduates through an interactive learning
experience with the involvement of industry players. The tournament focused on a trading game, quiz and presentation to help the undergraduates gain the advantage of better financial planning skills to
achieve sustainable lives in the future. A total of 20 private and public universities participated in the tournament to vie for the Championship Trophy and a cash price of RM 8,000. Sunway University emerged the winner, with Universiti Malaya (UM) and Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
In conjunction with the tournament, the MFPC Financial Freedom Fun Run was held at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). This was officiated by
the chief minister of Selangor, Yang Amat Berhormat Tuan Amirudin Bin Shari. The main objective of this run was to emphasise the importance of a healthy lifestyle in addition to a ‘healthy’ financial situation. The run attracted 1100 participants and interestingly, from Nigeria, Spain, and Kenya as well. The runner from Nigeria was the champion for the 10 km category while the runner from Malaysia was the winner in the 5 km category.