ifs Student Investor Challenge 2012/13
The national final is done and dusted – congratulations to Flash Crash Algos from the Royal Grammar School, Guildford, winners of this year's ifs Student Investor Challenge! Hot on their heels in second place was Stochastic from Trinity School, Croydon, with The Rogue Traders from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield coming in in third.
The ifs Student Investor Challenge is the UK's premier investment competition for UK students aged 14-19 that offers winners a whole host of prizes, including an all expenses paid educational trip to New York. Have you got the skill to invest £100,000 and produce a winning portfolio?
If you took part in this year's challenge then you are welcome to download and print our 2013 participation certificate for displaying at home or in the classroom.
The National Finalists
The following teams made it to the national finals of the ifs Student Investor Challenge.
- Flash Crash Algos: Royal Grammar School, Guildford
- Stochastic: Trinity School Croydon
- The Ace of Trades: King Edward's School
- Golk Traders: Devonport High School for Boys
- The Rogue Traders: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
- Mukluk: Bradford Grammar School
- Team Thatcher: Ipswich School
- Oppa Gangnam Style: Bromsgrove School
The final took place on Thursday 25 April 2013 at the ifs office at Peninsular House, London, where Flash Crash Algos saw off the competition to become this year's winners.
The Online Traders of the Year 2012/13
Congratulations to Stochastic of Trinity School Croydon who were this year's best overall trader, finishing the online section of the challenge with a magnificent £202,341.49.
Congratulations also to pacupid patrol of The British School Manila in the Philippines who were this year's International Online Trader of the Year with a final portfolio value of £123,645.45.
Resources for teachers
Would you like a visit to your school to explain the practices of
share trading and investing?
We'd be happy to send along a member of the team to demonstrate how the challenge and investing works. This will be the perfect opportunity to have your questions about the competition process and share trading answered.
Just fill in the request form and we'll contact you to arrange a suitable date and time.
"We have all really enjoyed taking part in the ifs Student Investor Challenge and have gained hugely from the experience. It was a case of third time lucky for us today and it goes to show that hard work and perseverance pays off in the end."
"We still can't quite believe we've won and that we're going to New York. This has been such a great experience, from our first share trade to today's final, it's been a real learning curve and we would encourage everyone to get involved"
"The ifs Student Investor Challenge has been an invaluable aid in helping us prepare our economics students, not just for their examinations, but also for the real world. Their financial awareness, their overall understanding of our economy and the wide-ranging skills needed for the presentation will stand by them for the rest of their lives."