Strong showing by QE investors

A team of QE economists performed strongly in a prestigious investment competition’s regional round and are on the reserve list for the national final.

Year 13 pupils Shivan Thakrar, Neil Gujar, Ronak Shah and Cheuk Hei Au, who compete under the name of The Fun Guys, had qualified for the south east regional final of  the ifs Student Investor Challenge competition after successfully investing their ‘fantasy’ £100,000 over a three-month period.

Over 2,500 teams entered the competition in the region, with only the top 20 qualifying for the regional final, which took place at the ifs School of Finance offices by The Monument in central London. The competition comprised a quiz in three rounds on a range of finance and economics topics and current affairs.

""“By the start of the last round we were told that The Fun Guys were in the top five,” said Liane Ryan, Head of Economics at QE. “They performed brilliantly and finished in third place, narrowly beaten by strong competition from the Royal Grammar School Guildford and previous winners Trinity School.”

Ms Ryan won the teachers’ competition on a tie-breaker and received a bottle of champagne.

The eight teams in the national final will compete for an all-expenses-paid trip to New York, a £2,000 cash prize for their school or college and £200 for each team member.