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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

Step 1: Register

Deadline: September 30th, 2017 Extended to October 7th, 2017
Sign up for free and set up your fundraising page.

Step 2: Trade

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.

 

Trading Rules:
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

Step 3: Analyze

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.

LEADERBOARDS

Top Portfolios

Participant Portfolio
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

View Top 200 Portfolios

Top Fundraisers

Raised: $1,870
Goal: $1,000
187%
Raised: $1,818
Goal: $2,000
91%
Raised: $1,165
Goal: $10,000
12%
Raised: $1,150
Goal: $1,000
115%
Raised: $1,042
Goal: $1,000
104%
Raised: $885
Goal: $1,000
89%
Raised: $850
Goal: $1,000
85%
Raised: $775
Goal: $700
111%
Raised: $675
Goal: $750
90%
Raised: $675
Goal: $1,000
68%

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

Prizes

Mentorship

Resume Screenings

Job Interviews

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.

GRAND PRIZES

1ST PLACE

$2000
Cash credit applied to a CIBC Investor’s Edge account

CIBC Executive Intro
Lunch / skype with a senior executive at CIBC

2ND PLACE

$1000
Cash credit applied to a CIBC Investor’s Edge account

CIBC Executive Intro
Lunch / skype with a senior executive at CIBC

3RD PLACE

$500
Cash credit applied to a CIBC Investor’s Edge account

CIBC Executive Intro
Lunch / skype with a senior executive at CIBC

PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS

RESUME SCREEN PARTNERS

Altas Partners

Burgundy Asset Management

CIBC

Desjardins

JC Clark

OMERS

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Picton Mahoney

Polar Asset Management Partners

RBC

All participants will have their resumes screened by Capitalize for Kids to be passed along as additional job opportunities arise.

MENTOR FIRMS

Our network of mentors includes individual from the following firms:

Accenture

Bain & Company

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

BMO

Capital One Canada

CI Investments

CIBC

EY

Fidelity Investments

Glenview Capital

Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Maple Rock Partners

Morgan Stanley

Oliver Wyman

OMERS

Onex

OTPP

Picton Mahoney

PwC

RBC

Scotiabank

Shell Canada

Sprott

TD

The Blackstone Group

The Boston Consulting Group

Thomson Reuters

“For students who have a passion for investing, this is a great way to both get involved in the industry and give back.”

QUESTIONS?

FAQ

Everything you need to know about the Capitalize for Kids Student Challenge.

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