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- How am I meant to understand all this financial jargon?
Throughout the competition we use a lot of financial terminology. Where a more unusual term appears, you should be able to find out more about it by holding the cursor over the term. For a more detailed explanation, each unusual term is linked to our glossary - just follow the link to read more!
- How do I register for the Student Investor Challenge?
To take part in the competition, you will need to have a team of 4 students. To register a team you need to be a teacher, and you will need a Teacher Reference Number. Teacher Reference Numbers will be sent to schools in early September 2016. Registration opens at 9am on 19 September 2016 and closes at midnight on 18 November 2016. Once registration is open teachers who have not already received one can also request a Teacher Reference Number from this website.
- When does the competition run?
The first phase of the challenge opens for trading at 9am on 17 October 2016 and closes at 4.30pm on 27 January 2017. After this the best performing teams will be invited to take part in the online semi-finals from 20 February to 17 March 2017 with the live final being held on 3 May 2017. Teams can also participate in a practice game which runs from 9am on 19 September 2016 until 4.30pm on 14 October 2016.
- How do I change details about my team?
Once you have registered you can edit most of your team's details at any time.
- Who is running the game?
The game is run by The London Institute of Banking & Finance, a registered charity incorporated by Royal Charter. It is currently the only organisation providing specialist qualifications in personal finance to 14-19 year olds.
- TEACHERS: Are there any teaching materials available?
Yes – more information on the competition and a range of teacher's resources can be found here.