Competition masterclasses

Extra Masterclass: Tips for Video Recording with Simon Badham

A short video by our fantastic editor and film maker Simon Badham, giving you some tips of creating the best video you can for your pitch.

Simon is using an iPhone to do his recording but it applies to all phones and cameras. Simon says you should try to record in as high definition as you can.

This is his general checklist of things that will help the quality of the finished entry.  You can watch some of Simon’s video and film work on his website: www.sybadham.co.uk

[30 November 2021]

Masterclass 9:
Mark your Mark - Voice with Susan Room

Using your voice

In the last of her four Make Your Mark Masterclasses, Susan discusses how to use your voice to communicate more effectively, capture attention and convince and persuade. Perfect for making your Elevator Pitch Video!

“Make Your Mark” videos are available for competition team members, link teachers and investment mentors. In this series Susan Room offers insights and advice on mindset, body language, speech and voice.  We will email a link to each Masterclass as they are released. If you haven’t received your link, email us at info@futureasset.org.uk

[23 November 2021]

Masterclass 8: Looking for Growth and Making Your Investment Case with James Anderson

A recording of our live Masterclass with Future Asset Chair, Sarah Whitley, and “fund management royalty” James Anderson, co-manager of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust.

James and Sarah discuss how to predict a company’s growth prospects, imagining how great a company could be and some of the key things to get into an investment pitch.

[18 November 2021]

Masterclass 7: Speech! With Susan Room:
“I’m not a confident speaker. I don’t like giving presentations.”

Susan Room - make your mark

Have you said these things? Then watch the third video from Susan Room on Speech. She gives great advice on speaking with confidence, tips you can use in presentations, interviews, speaking in class or for your 3 minute Elevator Pitch Video for the Competition.

“Make Your Mark” videos are available for competition team members, link teachers and investment mentors. In this series Susan Room offers insights and advice on mindset, body language, speech and voice.  We will email a link to each Masterclass as they are released. If you haven’t received your link, email us at info@futureasset.org.uk

[8 November 2021]

Masterclass 6: ESG Environmental, Social and Governance and COP 26

Amanda Young, Global Head of Responsible Investment at ABRDN, discusses “ESG”, responsible investing and COP 26 with 2020 competition finalists Sophie Good from The Royal High School and Kate Moore from Craigmount High School.

Amanda tells us:

  • What ESG stands for
  • Where to discover what company is doing to reduce impact on the environment and treat people better… and how to ensure they’re telling the truth!)
  • Why Governance (leadership) of a company matters
  • What COP 26 is about and what investors are doing to help us all reach Net Zero by 2050

This Masterclass links to Research Report Question 6: Environmental, Social and Governance Policies.

[4 November 2021]

Masterclass 5: Share Price Charts and Financial Facts

Global Equity expert and competition judge, Christine Montgomery, discusses what a company’s share prices can tell us, and how to produce a share price chart for your company using Yahoo Finance. Perfect for completing Research Report Q5: Share Price Chart!

Investment Analyst Laura Fyfe then explains how to find a company’s sales, earnings and profit figures from their annual report and how to put them into a handy Excel template using Greggs as a worked example.

Download the Financial Facts Excel template >>

Please note, only S5 and S6 students in the Senior Competition need to do produce 5 years financial facts. S3 & S4 students in the Junior Competition only need to produce 3 years sales figures and work out the sales growth.

Masterclass 4: Make Your Mark: Body Language with Susan Room

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In the second “Make Your Mark” video, Executive and Voice Coach Susan Room gives great advice on open body language and how it can help you look and feel more confident when delivering your investment pitch, giving a presentation in class or in an interview for a job or college place.

“Make Your Mark” videos are available for competition team members, link teachers and investment mentors. In this series Susan Room offers insights and advice on mindset, body language, speech and voice.  We will email a link to each Masterclass as they are released. If you haven’t received your link, email us at info@futureasset.org.uk

[4 November 2021]

Masterclass 3: Researching a Company with Christine Montgomery

In this Masterclass, former fund manager Christine Montgomery discusses:

  • Research Report Question 2: what are the key things to look for when researching a Company Profile and where do you find that information?
  • Research Report Question 3: using Greggs as an example, Christine explains a SWOT analysis and the types of factors to include in Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.

[21 September 2021]

Masterclass 2: Make Your Mark: Mindset with Susan Room

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In the first of four “Make Your Mark” videos, Executive and Voice Coach, Susan Room, helps you to develop a positive mindset and combat your inner critic so you can take part in the Growing Future Assets Competition with confidence.

“Make Your Mark” videos are available for competition team members, link teachers and investment mentors. In this series Susan Room offers insights and advice on mindset, body language, speech and voice.  We will email a link to each Masterclass as they are released. If you haven’t received your link, email us at info@futureasset.org.uk

[14 September 2021]

Masterclass 1: Introduction to Investment and the Competition by Iona Bain

Financial journalist, author and broadcaster Iona Bain tells us what investment is, why it matters and gives her top tips for students taking part in the Growing Future Assets Competition.

[8 September 2021]

For competition team members, link teachers and investment mentors

The four masterclasses with Voice and Executive Coach Susan Room offer insights and advice on Mindset, Body Language, Speech and Voice.  We will email a link to each Masterclass as they are released. If you haven’t received your link, email us at info@futureasset.org.uk

 

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