Thursday, September 17, 2015

Due to high demand, registration for the Portfolio Challenge extended to Sunday, September 20th at 11:59 p.m. ET

Contest registration for the Fall 2015 ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge has been extended, and will close on Sunday, September 20th at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Spanning three continents, this inaugural investment challenge has quickly generated a global appeal, attracting hundreds of contestants (both graduate and undergraduate) from a diverse array of academic institutions.

Additionally, the ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge has drawn several notable sponsors, including Life Stage Investing ( and The Expert Series, who hosts the renowned ETP Forum (

What: The ETF Global Portfolio Challenge is a hands-on semester long challenge offering student investors the opportunity to construct a virtual portfolio utilizing four-to-ten ETFs with an initial balance of $100,000. Participants compete on the investment performance of their respective virtual portfolio.

Who: While anyone is welcome to participate, to be eligible for the prizes offered in the ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge you must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an accredited university or college.  Russell Minetti, the contest program director at ETF Global, notes that roughly 74 percent of participants are undergraduate students, followed by 16 percent graduate students and 10 non-students.

Why: The ETF Global Portfolio Challenge offers students a unique, immersive opportunity to learn about investing in ETFs and network with mentors and potential employers from top financial services firms.

The top five investors will be awarded an array of cool prizes, including on-line recognition, in-person recognition, eligibility for micro-internships with top-players in financial services, and a private lunch with Wall Street mentors.

Where: For more information regarding registration, eligibility, timeline and prizes, please check out the ETF Global Portfolio Challenge website and follow along with @ETF_Global and the hashtag #ETFWizards

When: Registration ends on Sunday, September 20th. The performance period begins on Monday, September 21 and ends on Monday, November 30. Winners will be announced the week of December 2.

In addition to this semester’s inaugural competition, the second edition of the ETF Portfolio Challenge will be taking place at the beginning of the spring semester, with enrollment opening in October. ETF Global is also currently working on a version of the challenge directed towards professionals. We encourage all students to avail themselves of this exciting opportunity to sharpen their investment skills and position themselves for a career in financial services!

Who will emerge from this competition on top?

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