A task for would-be tycoons

A task for would-be tycoons

Teenage tycoons will be bidding for the title of Student Investor Champion over the next few weeks as ifs University College in London launches its annual investment competition.

The challenge gives teams of up to four pupils, aged 14 to 19, the chance to invest a virtual £100,000 in the stock market, with the most successful team winning an all-expenses paid trip to New York and £2,000 for their school.

Until Christmas, the young investors research, plan and actively invest in a range of stocks, shares and other commodities.

Alison Pask, vice-principal at ifs University College, says: “The competition helps to develop crucial life skills for every student taking part. Beyond gaining a greater understanding of the financial world, students also benefit from improving teamwork, communication and analytical skills which they can take with them into their careers – wherever they may be.”

Visit www.studentinvestor.org for details. Entries close on Sunday.