UC Investment Society


We host a range of events throughout the university year. These include the termly Invested Interest talks, themed parties at the Foundry, as well as the coveted Stock Portfolio Challenge, where you can win an investment portfolio worth $1000.

Check out our upcoming events below.

Stock Portfolio Competition 2018
to Nov 14

Stock Portfolio Competition 2018

Our member favourite Stock Portfolio Challenge is about to begin for 2018! Make sure you get involved early to give yourself the best chance of winning our prizes!

What is it?
Buy and sell virtual shares in 200 nominated companies on the ASX, simulating real trading through real time stock prices and brokerage fees.

What can I win?
We are stoked to have Craigs Investment Partners on board sponsoring our first place prize of a $1000 trading account. We will also have spot prizes as the competition progresses, make sure you have liked us on Facebook to be on the lookout for these!


Step 1 - Register for MyASX
Head to the ASX website (www.asx.com.au) If you are already registered with MyASX, click "Login to MyASX" (top right on the ASX homepage), add your username and password and login. If you haven't registered before, simply click the "Register" button; fill in your details and register. Once you have confirmed your registration via an email link sent to your inbox, login to MyASX.

Step 2 - Complete Game Registration
Once you have logged into MyASX - go to the MyASX home page and select the ASX Sharemarket Game. Complete your Game registration by choosing a player name and filling in other essentials for the Game. You will then be registered for the ASX Sharemarket Game.

Step 3 - Join the League!
Under the "Game play" menu, select "Leagues" and then "Join leagues".
Enter in the details below:
League ID: 23729
Password: challenge2018
You will be joining the league: UCIS League

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Cryptocurrency Portfolio Competition 2018
to Oct 10

Cryptocurrency Portfolio Competition 2018

Join us for our first ever Cryptocurrency Portfolio Competition! With cryptocurrencies rising in popularity and public awareness, it’s a key time for any investor to consider the potential in this fast-paced technology.

We are teaming up with Cryptopia to bring a stock portfolio style challenge to the world of cryptocurrencies. Compete against other members of the society for a share in $750 of prize money, or equivalent in your designated cryptocurrency.


Step 1: Register an Account
Visit Cryptopia's website and register your account. If you already have an account with Cryptopia, proceed to step 2.

Step 2: Account Verification
Apply for level 2 account verification. Follow steps on this page to achieve level 2 verification, confirmation will be given in 24 hours.

Step 3: Apply for DOT
Fill out this form to receive your DOT coin, the base currency for the competition. DOT will be distributed at 6pm, Wednesday 22nd August.

Step 4: Compete
Trade away! Compete to make the highest gains by the end of the competition.


DOT Distribution

6PM, Wednesday 22nd August


Start: 6PM, Wednesday 22nd August
End: 5PM, Friday 28th September


Location: Undercroft 101
6PM, Monday 1st October


Tutorial Presentation
Terms & Conditions

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Trading Competition 2018
to Oct 17

Trading Competition 2018

Join us for our inaugural University of Canterbury Trading Competition! Trade leveraged FX and commodities on the CMC platform to make the highest returns over a month-long period.


Registrations have closed for 2018.

Account Reset

Lost all your funds in the competition? Reset your account balance for just $10!
Please visit this page to reset your account.



Start: 8AM Monday 17th September
End: 5PM Friday 12th October

Awards Ceremony

Location: Mix Café
5PM Wednesday 17th October


Terms & Conditions


  • Compete individually or in pairs

  • Cash prizes of $2,000 and an all-expenses trip to visit a leading full-service financial services firm’s trading room are up for grabs

  • Learn how to navigate and fully utilise Bloomberg, to gain insights and vital financial information in the UC Trading Room

  • Learn important skills in financial research, foreign currencies, commodities, equity indices, leveraged trading and risk management

  • Tutorials, guidance and weekly-drop in sessions will be provided by industry experts, UC Business & Law and The Investment Society



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Valuation Competition 2018
to Jul 23

Valuation Competition 2018

The Valuation Competition is here! Your team will be tasked with determining the price of a recently listed NZX company and recommending a buy/sell/hold recommendation, in front of a panel of judges from PwC and the Chief Financial Officer for the chosen company.

Key Dates

➤ Tutorials

3.00PM Tuesday 17th July
3.00PM Thursday 19th July
UC Trading Room (Business & Law)

➤ Final Brief

5.15PM Friday 20th July
LAW105 (Business & Law)

➤ Trading Room Hours

9AM - 5PM Saturday 21st July
9AM - 5PM Sunday 22nd July

➤ Presentation Night

5.30PM, Monday 23rd July
Undercroft 101

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Finance Career's Evening
5:30 PM17:30

Finance Career's Evening

Come join us for our second annual Finance Career's Evening! We will have a number of recent UC graduates and industry leaders to give you some insight into what it takes to enter the investment and finance sector.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal / Business Casual
ID Requirement: Passport, Drivers License, 18+ Card
Food: Vegetarian and gluten free options available



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Stock Portfolio Challenge 2017
to Nov 15

Stock Portfolio Challenge 2017

The annual Stock Portfolio Challenge is currently underway! Compete against other members to claim the top prize of $1000, sponsored by Craigs Investment Partners. Buy and sell virtual shares in 200 nominated companies on the ASX, simulating real trading through real time stock prices and brokerage fees. 

Competition Information:

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Valuation Competition 2017
to Jul 31

Valuation Competition 2017

The Valuation Competition is quickly approaching. Your team will be tasked with determining the price of a recently listed NZX company and recommending a buy/sell/hold recommendation, in front of a panel of judges from PwC.

Tutorial Material:

Competition Information:

Competition Instructions:


  •  2pm - 4pm, Thursday 27 July in Law 409
  •  2pm - 4pm, Friday 28 July in Law 409


  • 30th - 31st July 2017
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