The Capital Market Learning Center(CMLC) was recently opened on the 8th Floor of SISFU’s Lima Building. It houses terminals for online trading. Students and faculty could avail of the facility to trade in their favorite stocks.
It is envisioned to be the war zone for students who want to invest in the market or venture into entrepreneurship. The TechniStock Terminal located at the CMLI will be used as a database for financial studies with annual reports, economic data and stock prices as far back as 1982.
The Capital Market Learning Center (CMLC) is the brainchild of Southville Global Education Network (SGEN) in partnership with the Financial Executives (FINEX) Institute of the Philippines, the Rotary Club of Makati Salcedo, and Vulture Private Equity Unlimited, Inc. Its main advocacy is to advance capital market education and instill in students appropriate investment and entrepreneurial values.
The CMLC, located at the 8th Floor of SISFU’s Lima Building, houses industry affiliated trading terminals that allows monitoring and trading of bonds, equities, commodities, and currencies worldwide.
Southville Global Education Network
Rotary Club of Makati-Salcedo
Financial Executives (FINEX) Institute of the Philippines
Vulture Private Equity Unlimited, Inc.
To teach students the basics of investments in the Philippine capital market by giving them the opportunity to experience actual trading and investing;
To instill an appropriate saving and investing ethos among students and faculty and infuse the academe with a strong investment and entrepreneurial consciousness;
To institutionalise a strong research culture by making accessible a comprehensive database of the progression of the financial and capital markets; and
To contribute to the growth of the country’s capital market and national economic development.
"Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing." - Warren Buffet
The Center manages a multi-million-peso Investment/Entrepreneurship Grant that was awarded by the Rotary Club of Makati Salcedo (RCMS) to Southville Global Education Network (SGEN). This grant is available to SGEN students who want to invest in the Philippine capital market and who are engaged in the establishment, operation, and management of a curriculum-based entrepreneurial activity.
The RCMS-SGEN Investment/Entrepreneurship Grant is divided into three (3) funds:
1. Stocks Investment Grant
This fund is designed to teach SGEN students the basics of investing and encourage them to start investing in the stock market.
CMLC Grant (Php 5,000) + Student Counterpart (Php 5,000) = Total Investible Fund (Php 10,000)
BUY AND SELL SECURITIES for a period of 6 months
After 6 months, all positions will be liquidated.
CMLC Grant (Php 5,000) will be returned.
Remaining balance will be given to the student. Profits and losses will be for the account of the student.
Top gainers are recognized and awarded.
Students are then encouraged to open up their personal online trading accounts.
2. Business Loan Arrangement
The grant is envisioned to help students pursue entrepreneurial business activities and contribute to national economic development by providing them the needed financial assistance.
Student submits an approved business plan and applies for the working capital loan.
SGEN Treasury evaluates the loan application.
Capacity to pay
Maximum Loanable Fund (Php 100,000)
*Loans are guaranteed by parents or assets as collateral.
*Loans carry an interest rate of 6% per annum.
The student implements the approved business plan.
After 60 days, a balloon payment of interest rate and capital is made.
The loan is subject to one renewal.
3. Venture Capital Fund
The fund is another way of providing the necessary assistance to students at the start-up stage of their entrepreneurial ventures. It seeks to develop students’ awareness of their responsibility to stakeholders, and business partners.
Student submits an approved business plan and applies for the venture capital fund.
Student prepares his counterpart fund which is 50% of project costs.
SGEN Treasury evaluates the application and puts up the venture capital fund representing 50% of investments made.
The fund rages from Php 25,000 - Php 250,000 per project.
The student implements the approved business plan and manages the enterprise.
SGEN Treasury acts as a venture capitalist and shall not engage inday-to-day business operations.
*Payback period shall not exceed one year.
For inquiries, please visit or contact us:
THE CAPITAL MARKET LEARNING CENTER
8th Floor, SISFU Lima Building, BF International, Las Piñas City
(02) 8461460 | (02) 8209181 local 804