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Give Back and Get Ahead
This is the ultimate student portfolio management competition for charity. It’s free to enter! Instead, all participants fundraise for children’s mental health. Top performers win big prizes and exclusive professional benefits.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
October 2nd – December 29, 2017
Use $1 million in virtual currency to build the ultimate portfolio. Buy and sell equities on our virtual trading platform powered by IRESS.
Long Positions Only
Only Equities on the TSX, NYSE and NASDAQ
$1 Billion Market Cap Minimum
No ETFs, Options, or Derivatives
No trading on margin
No dividends will be paid
No commission fees are charged
Download List of Eligible Securities
January 4nd – 21st, 2018
The 200 participants with the best performing portfolios will be invited to write a short overview of their portfolio strategy and an analysis of a single stock in their portfolio. Challenge winners will be chosen based on the quality of their written component with their portfolio performance acting as the tie breaker. Learn how your analysis will be graded.
|1. Ling, Xiao (Concordia University)||$2,016,087.00|
|2. Fonderson, Travis (University of Waterloo)||$1,855,737.36|
|3. Tkachenko, Timothy (Toronto French School)||$1,663,982.28|
|4. Caron, Benjamin (McGill University)||$1,597,602.87|
|5. Vincent , Paul (University of Windsor)||$1,587,572.24|
|6. Cormier, Nolan (Wilfrid Laurier University)||$1,578,857.53|
|7. Eid, Beshoi (University of Waterloo)||$1,570,798.87|
|8. Zhang, Parker (Wilfrid Laurier University)||$1,549,966.49|
|9. Tkachenko, Anton (Toronto French School)||$1,524,535.46|
|10. Sharjeel, Sherjeel (Wilfrid Laurier University)||$1,518,360.82|
Rank as of market close on: Dec 11, 2017
COMPETE ON A PROFESSIONAL TRADING PLATFORM
We have partnered with IRESS, a leading provider of technology to major financial institutions, to provide an unparalleled virtual trading environment. You will be trading on the same platform that powers real online brokerages like CIBC Investor’s Edge, a proud sponsor of the Student Challenge.
HELP ANSWER THE CALL
The challenge is free to enter; instead, all participants raise at least $100 for children’s mental health.
Donations go to the Capitalize for Kids Foundation and will fund capacity building projects at Kids Help Phone. This will ensure that when a kid reaches out, there’s a counsellor ready to answer.
You will have a personal online fundraising page to collect donations, just like you would if you were participating in a charity marathon or ride.
Thanks to a grant from Brain Canada through the Canada Brain Research Fund (with financial support from Health Canada), all funds raised will be matched up $75,000.
Win Prizes and Professional Development Opportunities
Based on the performance of their portfolio and caliber of their written analysis, top students will win prizes and professional development opportunities. We partner with leading North American firms to provide a variety of opportunities. Stay tuned for more details as we add more partners for the upcoming year.
RESUME SCREEN PARTNERS
Burgundy Asset Management
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Polar Asset Management Partners
All participants will have their resumes screened by Capitalize for Kids to be passed along as additional job opportunities arise.
Our network of mentors includes individual from the following firms:
Bain & Company
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Capital One Canada
Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.
Maple Rock Partners
The Blackstone Group
The Boston Consulting Group