Youths Today, Leaders Tomorrow

In the 2021 National Youth Survey, finances emerged as a key stressor that impacts youths’ overall development. Planning for a financially resilient future can be a challenge, particularly when you wish to balance aspirations with reality.

CGS-CIMB Securities and Republic Polytechnic are jointly organising the 2022 National Financial Literacy Campaign for Youths with the aim of nurturing and empowering Singapore’s tertiary students with lifelong skills in managing personal finances and investing for a sustainable future. 

Through a two-pronged approach, this Campaign focuses on equipping youths with relevant financial knowledge which can be put into practice in the 2022 National Investment Challenge. 



About the 2022 National Investment Challenge

Through specially curated webinars and sharing by industry experts, participants will gain insights which focus on developing a unique trading plan and more importantly, managing risks. Participants can then apply these learnings in the 2022 National Investment Challenge, which will run for 8 weeks between October and December 2022. The key parameters of the Challenge are:


Investment Capital: Simulated trading account with a balance of S$5,000

To mirror estimated initial capital students may have set aside for investments in real life


Products: Contract for Differences (CFD) Equities

To learn more about leveraged products and the risks involved


Markets: Singapore and USA

To provide participants with a wider exposure



Your Learning Journey


Do not worry if you know nothing about the financial markets! By the end of our webinar series, you will learn how to find stocks, read charts, manage your account and more importantly, know what you need to do to get better every day. Learning is a journey, not a destination.


The Financial Literacy series will be starting in Sept 2022. These webinars will be hosted twice a week, on weekday evenings. More details will be shared in the coming weeks.



How to Participate in the 2022 National Investment Challenge



Take part individually or form a group of up to 4 from the same school. Register via the e-form on this website from now till 29 July 2022.



Be a current student/ undergraduate with any of these 10 Institutes of Higher Learning: Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore Management University, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, or Temasek Polytechnic.



Participants are to :

  • Furnish their Trading Plans by 28 September 2022, 2359 hours and may submit more than one Trading Plan.
  • Maintain a Trading Journal, which will be used in the final grading (details of a Trading Plan and Trading Journal will be covered in the webinars).



Judging Criteria & Prizes

Participants will be assessed based on these criteria:

Profit and Loss (40%)

Risk Management (40%)

Presentation (20%)


Stand to win from a prize pool of S$34,000 in cash, opportunity for employment, a Certificate of Participation from CGS-CIMB, and a private lunch session with CGS-CIMB Group CEO, Carol Fong and Group Chief Strategy Officer and Founder of ProsperUs, Saw Ping May.


1st Prize: S$10,000
2nd Prize: S$8,000
3rd Prize: S$5,000
4th & 5th Prizes: S$3,000 each
6th to 10th Prizes: $1,000 each



Contact Us


Drop us an email at if you have any questions on the 2022 National Investment Challenge. 


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For enquiries please contact: 1800 538 9889 or +65 6538 9889