ifs Student Investor Challenge 2015/16 – 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!

New for 2015/16: This year we have more games on offer and more chances to progress than ever before! Find out more here or just dive straight in to the new trading rules.


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 opens at 9.00am on 7 September 2015. Teachers can register their interest here and we will contact you with a reminder once 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 on 12 October 2015 and will run until 29 January 2016. After this, the top teams will compete against each other in an online semi-final from 22 February to 18 March 2016 for a place in the national final. Teams can also take part in our practice game from 7 September to 9 October 2015.


"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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