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Students outperform stock market to win investment challenge

06 May, 2015

Congratulations to Malmesbury School from Wiltshire, who won the 2015 ifs Student Investor Challenge and will now set off to New York on an all-expenses paid educational trip.

To reach the final, they had to overcome two trading rounds against more than 10,000 other teams from across the UK, before competing against eight other teams at the national final.

At the final, the “Withdrawal Symptoms” team, featuring students Adam McClelland, Toby Journeaux, Jamie Wreathall and Ollie Blake emerged as victors in a simulated live-trading challenge where they responded to market fluctuations caused by recent global events, before delivering a highly engaging presentation on socially responsible investing to a panel of financial experts.

Student Investor Challenge 2015

The ifs Student Investor Challenge is a free to enter competition, run by ifs University College, the University College for financial education. It provides teams of up to four students aged between 14-19 with a virtual £100,000 to trade shares, stocks, futures and assets and the opportunity to experience the dynamic world of share dealing.

The challenge attracted more than 10,000 teams in 2015 where the top 50 teams’ investments totalled over £7million in just a four month period.

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