The Guru smiles and says:

The ifs Student Investor Challenge 2015/16
is Coming Soon!

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!

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.

How do teams register?

Registration for the challenge will open in early September 2015. In the meantime, teachers can register their interest here and we will contact you when registration opens.

Who can play?

The competition is open to UK students who will be aged 14-19 on 31 July 2016. Teams must consist of four students and must be registered by a teacher. Each school can enter as many teams as they like. To register you will need a Teacher Reference Number which will be sent to schools in early September 2015. Full registration rules can be found here.

When does the challenge run?

Trading in the first round of the challenge begins in mid-October 2015 and will run until the end of January 2016. After this, the top teams will compete against each other in an online semi-final for a place in the national final. Teams can also take part in our practice game starting mid-September.


"What I like most about the competition is the enthusiasm and the fact it represents real life. As an ex-IFA it's great to use a 'tool' that makes my previous world more alive for the students."

Darren Kay, finance instructor, King Edward VI Academy.

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