ifs Student Investor Challenge 2015/16


Congratulations to BUYMYECONOMIXTAPE from Tiffin School, winners of the 2015/16 ifs Student Investor Challenge! Hot on their heels in second place was T.Money from Bishop Luffa Church of England School, with The Doughnuts are Back from Queen Elizabeth's Boys School coming in third.

No Money Men from Isambard Community School also received a special prize for the best use of media in their presentation, presented by Steph McGovern from BBC Breakfast.

The ifs Student Investor Challenge is the UK's premier investment competition with over 100,000 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!

Want to know more? Watch our video guides.


Participation certificates

Participation certificates are now available for all teams that took part in this year's challenge. You can download the certificate by logging in and visiting the resources page.

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.

When does the challenge run?

The online phases of this year's challenge are now over. The first phase of the challenge ran from 12 October 2015 to 29 January 2016 after which the top 500 teams took part in the online semi-finals from 22 February to 18 March 2016.

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.


"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

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