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.

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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.


  • 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



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

Awards Ceremony

Location: Mix Café
5PM Wednesday 17th October


Terms & Conditions



Later Event: October 16
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