Brock community invited to investment challenge for charity

Brock students, faculty and staff are invited to test their investment expertise in an online portfolio simulation with proceeds going to the Niagara Community Foundation.

The simulation is hosted by the Brock Finance and Investment Group (BFIG) at Goodman, a student-run organization made up of undergraduate students interested in finance who actively manage a portfolio in excess of $15,000 and attend and compete in finance-related events and competitions.

With a $20 registration fee, participants will have access to a $100,000 portfolio they can manage over six weeks. Now in their third week of trading, BFIG has 70 participants signed up for the challenge so far.

“We offer this opportunity to students so they can learn to trade in a risk-free environment, test out their skills and compete against peers and faculty members to fight for the title of Brock’s greatest trader,” says Colin Hardy, BFIG president.

Trading is open until the week of Nov. 7 and any Brock students, faculty and staff members can register online, regardless of their investment knowledge or experience.

Prizes are given at the end of each week to the student with the highest performing portfolio.

“We are looking forward to working once again with the Niagara Community Foundation on this initiative so that we can support them in their efforts that contribute directly to the Niagara region,” said Hardy.

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