Orbis is on the lookout for exceptional non-final year students from any academic background. Do you have a record of high achievements? Do you have the intellectual courage to think and act independently? If you think you can manage a $1bn virtual portfolio for 12 months to beat the market, then this is your chance to do so.

Structure

Successful applicants will work independently and in a small team of driven students to assemble and manage an individual and group portfolio of stocks, run on Orbis’ portfolio management system, aiming to outperform the global index.

Training

Orbis will provide a training session on how to analyse stocks prior to the portfolios’ launch.

Successful stock pickers:

Will share in a prize pool of up to £10,000 depending on your performance.
May be invited to interview for internships or jobs in Orbis’ investment teams (located in London, Hong Kong and San Francisco).
Who Can Apply?

Any non-finalist may apply, i.e. students who will be enrolled at university throughout the calendar year 2016. There are no academic background requirements and previous participants have ranged from first year to doctorate students, but successful applicants must be able and keen to dedicate time to independent research.

Sound interesting?

You can learn more about the challenge at To apply, please submit a CV and a report stating whether you would recommend the purchase or sale of shares Copa Holdings (CPA.US), the Latin American Airline, together with the reasons for your recommendation.