Student Investor Challenge 2016/17


Congratulations to The Underdogs Judd from The Judd School, winners of the 2016/17 Student Investor Challenge! In second place was Hargreave Ladsdown from Congleton High School, with Gordon Gecko from Ashmole Academy coming in third.

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.


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.

When does the challenge run?

The online phases of this year's challenge are now over. The first phase of the challenge ran from 17 October 2016 to 27 January 2017 after which the top 500 teams took part in the online semi-finals from 20 February to 17 March 2017.


"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