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CHS STUDENT INVESTMENT GROUP HEADING TO WHARTON FOR FINAL ROUND OF GLOBAL INVESTMENT COMPETITION ONE OF ONLY 6 TEAMS SELECTED FROM US

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) The Charlottesville High School Student Investment Group (SIG) has been selected as a finalist in the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Global High School Investment Competition. This is the second time in three years that the CHS team, led by founder and President Lucas Higgins, has been chosen in this prestigious competition.

 The CHS team will join just 6 American and 12 international finalists selected to present their strategies during a special finale event in Philadelphia at the Wharton Business School on May 4-5. Countries represented include world the United States, China, India, Brazil, Norway, Canada and the United Kingdom.

 The Student Investment Group is supported by the CHS/CFA Institute Finance Academy, a partnership between Charlottesville High School and CFA Institute. The aim of the academy is to support financial education and cultivate interest and awareness of the investment profession for students at CHS.

 About the Competition

Over the course of 10 weeks high school students compete with hundreds of teams from around the globe. They manage a portfolio of $100,000 in virtual cash through Wharton’s online trading investment simulator (OTIS). Each team submits a final 12 page written recommended investment strategy. The teams are judged on the strength and creativity of their strategies, not on the growth of their portfolios, which is a key differentiator between this and other investment competitions.

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Wharton Press release, 4/4/2018:

http://kwhs.wharton.upenn.edu/news/kwhs-investment-competition-region-3-finalists/

 Read about SIG’s previous success in the Wharton competition (2016):

http://charlottesvilleschools.org/chs-investment-club-places-4th-global-competition-sponsored-wharton-school/

 Read about the CHS/CFA Institute Finance Academy: http://charlottesvilleschools.org/chs-cfa-institute-finance-academy/

 About CFA Institute

Headquartered in Charlottesville, CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org

Krissy Vick

Community Relations Liaison
Charlottesville City Schools
Direct Line: 434-245-2922

Email: vickK1@charlottesvilleschools.org

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