Compete against peers at LBS and other schools
Students pitch their investment ideas before experts - the AQR Institute supports student competitions through sponsorship and judging roles.
Stock Pitch Competition
The Stock Pitch Competition is held three times a year - in Autumn, Spring and Summer. It presents an opportunity for students to practise their stock pitching skills and get their investment ideas into the Student Investment Fund, and join the fund’s committee. This long-only event requires students to submit an investment thesis. Winners receive a £1,000 prize sponsored by the AQR Asset Management Institute.
Systematic Investment Strategy Competition
This is a unique opportunity for students to gain real systematic investment and risk management experience, from defining investment strategy to back-testing hypotheses to data analysis to presenting and reporting performance metrics and risk management compliance per industry standards. The winning team receives a £1,000 prize sponsored by the AQR Asset Management Institute.
Peeptrade Investment Competition
This is a portfolio management competition that offers students an opportunity to apply stock selection and portfolio management. The Challenge allows students to put their analytic, business and investment management skills to the test by managing a $1,000,000 virtual money portfolio against top universities across the globe. The top teams receive an all-expenses paid trip to the final event at The University of Chicago.
Teams of students select a promising social enterprise that’s on the verge of raising substantial seed finance to fund growth. The teams position themselves as analysts within an Impact Investment fund and carry out detailed due diligence on the business – and then present their findings to a group of experienced impact investors. The winning team competes in the global final at Wharton.
Venture Capital Investment Competition
Teams of MBA students compete as venture capitalists. Each team plays the role of a venture capital firm that must go through the entire VC investment process in the extremely condensed period of a single weekend. The teams review real business plans from entrepreneurs seeking funding and create term sheets to be judged by a panel of VC judges.
Orbis Stock Picking Challenge
This challenge allows students to independently research, write and present an investment report on a company to Orbis analysts. The winner is awarded a prize of £2,500 with two runners up receiving prizes of £500.