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  • Writer's pictureIan Brand

Celebrating the Winners of the First Imperial College Business School Investing Challenge


The inaugural Imperial College Business School Investing Challenge has come to a thrilling conclusion, marking a significant milestone in fostering financial literacy and investment acumen among business students. This event, powered by, has provided a dynamic platform for students to showcase their analytical skills, strategic thinking, in volatile markets !  We are proud to announce and celebrate the exceptional winners of this prestigious competition.

Background of the Challenge

Launched to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, the Investing Challenge attracted participants from various academic backgrounds within the Imperial College Business School. The competition spanned over five months, during which teams utilised's cutting-edge investment tools and platforms to craft and manage their portfolios. The challenge was designed to mimic real-world market conditions, enabling students to navigate the complexities of investing in a controlled, educational environment. Investing Challenge Winners Investing Challenge Winners 2024

Top 3 positions   

1. Alex Hall 

Overall winner Alex who will join InvestAlert's Intern Programme over the summer said "I am super happy to have won the Imperial Investing Challenge with It was interesting to try out their platform – the risk analysis and news alerts I found particularly useful!"

2. Emily Pratt

Emily who finished a close second place said “The Investing Challenge was a fantastic and immersive experience that taught me the fundamentals of investing and making strategic trades in the short-medium term - I really enjoyed the competitive element that had my friends and I updating each other on our positions every week!”

3. Ronald Leung

And in third place Ronald commented “Participating in the Imperial College Investing Challenge has been a transformative experience, allowing me to hone my investing skills and achieve remarkable success.”

Impact and Benefits

The Investing Challenge has had a profound impact on participants, providing them with hands-on experience in investment management. By leveraging's advanced AI-driven tools, students gained valuable insights into market behavior, risk assessment, and portfolio optimization. This experience will undoubtedly enhance their future careers in finance and investment.

Moreover, the challenge has strengthened the relationship between and Imperial College Business School, fostering a collaborative environment that bridges academia and industry. This partnership is instrumental in developing the next generation of financial leaders who are well-equipped to navigate the complexities of the global markets.

Future Prospects

Building on the success of the inaugural Investing Challenge, and Imperial College Business School are committed to making this an annual event. Future editions will continue to innovate and expand, incorporating new investment tools, real-time data analysis, and broader participation from other top-tier business schools. Our goal is to create a global platform that cultivates investment talent and promotes financial literacy worldwide. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to Cheryl Liu from Saxo for lending us their Virtual portfolio tech, Walter Distaso, and James Sefton from Imperial for their invaluable help in setting up the challenge. A special shoutout to Aarushi Verma and Rishabh Chakraborty from the ICBS Student Investment Fund for their unwavering support over the past 5 months.


The first Imperial College Business School Investing Challenge has set a high standard for future competitions. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the winners and all participants who demonstrated exceptional skill and enthusiasm. As we look forward to the next edition, remains dedicated to empowering students with the knowledge and tools necessary to excel in the ever-evolving world of finance. For more information about Investing, visit 

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