Student Investor Challenge 2016/17

The Student Investor Challenge is the UK's premier investment competition with over 400,000 students from 2,500 schools benefiting from the experience in previous years. There are a whole host of prizes available, including a trip to New York!

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Do you have the skills to make a winning portfolio?

The competition involves teams investing virtual money on the London Stock Exchange. Students will need to keep their portfolios healthy by following the ups and downs of the market, judging when to buy and sell in order to make a profit. Find out more about the challenge.

Resources for teachers

The competition is straightforward, not time-consuming and can be completed entirely outside of lesson times. We have provided some student guides and teacher notes to get you started.

December's winner

Congratulations to team 'The Runts' from Reading School who had the best performing Active Investor portfolio in December. The team wins £100 to share. Find out more about our prizes.

When does the challenge run?

This year's challenge is already up and running. Trading in the first phase started on 17 October 2016 and will run until 27 January 2017 after which the top 500 teams will compete against each other in an online challenge for a place in the national final.


"It was exciting, educational and the most important thing – it totally changed my mind for the future – now I want to be an investor!"

Harry, Glenthorne High School, aged 14