Student Investor Challenge 2016/17

The game is afoot and trading is brisk! Has your team started trading yet?

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!

Want to know more? Watch our video guides.


Registration is still open!

Registration for the challenge remains open until 18 November 2016. Each team's starting cash is index-linked to the FTSE-100 until they start trading, so teams registered after the challenge has started are not at a disadvantage. But there's no need to wait, why not register to play today?

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?

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.

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