2019 Battle of the Banks competition expands into Africa

22 May 2019 Candice Dott, Market Development Director for Middle East and Africa at Refinitiv
Candice Dott, Market Development Director for Middle East and Africa at Refinitiv

Candice Dott, Market Development Director for Middle East and Africa at Refinitiv

The competition provides financial services professionals with tangible knowledge on how banks function, training young professionals for future leadership roles

Refinitiv, the world’s largest financial markets data and infrastructure provider, will again partner with ICAP Training Solutions (ITS) for the Battle of the Banks competition and this year for the first time, the competition will include participants from all over Africa. Now in its third year, the competition is the only real-life simulation training programme that provides young professionals with a broad perspective of shareholder-value creation for banks and how data, regulation, economic indicators, competitors, technology, financial and human capital all impact the function and performance of a bank.

“This competition is really important for Refinitiv because we want to grow an industry built on excellence and that makes decisions based on accurate and real-time data,” says Candice Dott, Market Development Director for Middle East and Africa at Refinitiv. “This competition is building a pipeline of young talent, who will one day be in positions of decision making. Together with ICAP Training Solutions, we want to make sure that they are adequately prepared for that inevitability.”

Banks are encouraged to support their young talent to register for the competition by 31 May 2019. Confirmed participants will receive free training, mentoring and support from ITS’ globally recognised training webinars and simulation programmes. Refinitiv will also provide the participants with real-time data from Eikon and Eikon Messenger for the duration of the competition.

“In addition to providing the participants with access to our award winning Eikon and Eikon Messenger, we will also be sponsoring the winning team with an Eikon licence for three months post the competition, giving the participants and winners access and visibility into Refinitiv’s global and real-time market data,” added Dott.

Last year, the winning team hailed from Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) South Africa. This year, a lot of commitment has been shown by tier 1 banks and this time, not just from South Africa, but from across Africa including Standard Bank Kenya, RMB South Africa, and Ecobank Nigeria to name a few.


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