Investment Competition

The Investment Competition is the core activity of B&R Beurs. Members of the society cooperate in groups and invest real money. Each week, return and risk ratios are calculated and reported. Volatility is calculated as standard deviation of the weekly returns. The group with the highest risk adjusted return at the end of the academic year wins the trophy.

Each group is registered as an association at the chamber of commerce, has a chairman and treasurer, and has its own trading bank account. Each group is independent, and has its own rules and specificities. Certain groups accept only Dutch students others also international students. The usual buy-in is between €200 and €400, and groups manage their own money and investments. Groups usually consist out of 10 to 20 members. They meet usually once a week or every two weeks, and organize social events and trips for themselves. This is not only a great way to learn about investing, but also to make new friends.

The competition usually starts in October and ends at the beginning of July. The Investment Competition for the academic year 2016/2017 starts on October 27th 2016 and ends on June 29th, 2017.

Members can either join an existing group or create their own investment group. Investment groups can participate in the Investment Competition with different investment strategies and with different levels of risk-aversion. The competition will provide you with experience and knowledge of investing that you cannot get anywhere else at university.

Previous Winners
Year Investment Group M2 Return
’15/’16 Liquid Gold 13.17% 6.18%
’14/’15 Floryn Traders 24.4% 14.1%
’13/’14 Next Generation 15.76% 43.08%
’12/’13 Fortis Investment Group 9.9%*
’11/’12 Floryn Traders 10.9%*
’10/’11 Audacity 11%*
’09/’10 Borsa Valori 51%*
*The M2 was first used as a measure for the Investment Competition in ’13/’14