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:
‘Investing’ is not necessarily a hot topic with young people, but against a backdrop of diminishing state aid and an unknown future, how can we better prepare people to start thinking about financial security from a young age? Why do we need to invest and when should we start thinking about it? In short: why does investing matter?
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?
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 152 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 2020, BMO was named one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the third year in a row.
If you are a student at the City of Glasgow college or a university in the UK, and have an current and valid student ID, you can enter for the F&C Investment Trust Prize 2021.
Yes! You can enter individually or in a team of up to five people.