We’re challenging students to think about what the future holds by answering one of the three following questions. Enter individually or in a team of up to five people. Your entry should:
Having grown up against a backdrop of financial crisis and austerity, the members of Generation Z – born between the mid-1990s and the early noughties – tend to be hardworking, debt-averse and frugal. What are the key financial challenges faced by ‘Gen Zs’, and how do you think they can achieve financial security?
We think that good corporate governance and sustainable practices are essential. Because we believe in getting involved, we engage directly1 with companies on issues from climate change to labour standards. How do ethical issues influence your life and your choices as a consumer … and how do you think this might affect the world of investing in the future?
One winner from each University / College category above will win a new laptop worth £1,000 (individual entry) or the equivalent in Amazon vouchers for a group entry (up to five people)
The F&C Investment Trust Prize was devised to inspire young people to think creatively about their financial futures. F&C Investment Trust is the world’s oldest collective investment scheme, established in 1868. It was the first of its kind – the first vehicle that gave people the opportunity to “pool” their assets and to access and invest in the stock market.
The F&C Investment Trust Prize brings together F&C Investment Trust’s 151 years of innovation, knowledge and experience with your entrepreneurial spirit, fresh ideas and original thought. At the same time, it reflects F&C Investment Trust’s determination to support and improve financial knowledge across the community and to help people understand their financial goals and how to achieve them.
The F&C Investment Trust is manged by BMO (the Bank of Montreal). In 2019, BMO was named one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the second year in a row.
If you’re a student at one of the participating universities, you can enter. All you need is a current and valid student ID. Participating universities are:
If you are not studying at one of these universities, you may still be eligible to enter. If you are a student at a university in the UK, and have an current and valid student ID, you can enter in the ‘Other UK Universities’ category.
Yes! You can enter individually or in a team of up to five people.