ifs Student Investor Challenge 2015/16

THE RESULTS ARE IN! The final standings for the online part of the challenge have been calculated – how did you do?

You can see the list of semi-finalists here, or check out everyone's final standings in the first phase of the game here.

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.


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?

Trading in the first phase of the challenge ran from 12 October 2015 to 29 January 2016 and is now over. The top 500 teams will now take 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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