Fierce 50: Meet the 2021 Wharton Global High School Investment Competition Regional Finalists

by Diana Drake

Though much has changed in the world this past year, one thing has not: robust participation in our annual Wharton Global High School Investment Competition, which began in late September 2020.

At the end of December, the Wharton Global Youth Program received 972 final reports from teams in 35 countries, nearly doubling last year’s final submissions. After careful review by our internal team and a group of professional asset managers from Aberdeen Standard Investments, we have selected this year’s regional finalists.

The top 50 teams advancing to the 2021 Regional Finals are:

Region 1

  • CREDO: International School of Beijing, China
  • GoalGoalFund: St. Paul’s Co-educational College, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
  • KARAS: Tsinghua International School, China
  • MoneyMaster: Northeast Yucai school China, China
  • Navigator: Shenzhen Foreign Languages School, China
  • Polaris2020: The Experimental School Affiliated with Zhuhai No.1 High School, China
  • SFLS-8f1: Shanghai Foreign Language School, China
  • Team UG: Shanghai High School International Division, China
  • Wildwolf Investment Club: YK Pao School, China
  • World No. 1: Shanghai High School International Division, China

Region 2

  • BullsEye: National Public School, India
  • Financial Miners: Indian Language School, Nigeria
  • Fox in the Box Investments: Amity International School, Vasundhara Sector 6, India
  • Gearshift Investments: Amity International School, Sector-44, Noida, U.P., India
  • Hatchet Capital: Global Jaya School, Indonesia
  • Melon Musk: Neerja Modi School, India
  • Stockwarts: Amity International School Sector 43 Gurgaon, India
  • The Beacon Brokers: Amity International School, Saket, India
  • The Wolves of Wall Street: Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills, United Arab Emirates
  • TSRSM Capital: The Shriram School, Moulsari, India

 Region 3-A (United States)

  • All For The Cookies: The Lawrenceville School, New Jersey
  • Beyond Investing: Union County Magnet High School, New Jersey
  • Big Blue: Phillips Academy, Massachusetts
  • Females in Finance: Ethical Culture Fieldston School, New York
  • Hornets Capital: Hackley School, New York
  • M&R Investments: Marvin Ridge High School, North Carolina
  • MOSAIC-a41: Clarkstown High School North, New York
  • Owl Investments: Regis High School, New York
  • Planty Investments: Walton High School, Georgia
  • REBELS Investment Group: William A. Shine Great Neck South High School, New York

Region 3-B (United States)

  • Amethyst Investments: Naperville Central High School, Illinois
  • Avant-Garde Investments: Tesla STEM High School, Washington
  • Daedalus Investments: William Mason High School, Ohio
  • I’m Not A Stocker: The Harker School, California
  • Pitch Please: Clayton High School, Missouri
  • Plutus Investments: Portola High School, California
  • Spartans 821: Pleasant Valley High School, Iowa
  • TEAM CRUX: Coppell High School, Texas
  • The Exchange: Westwood High School, Texas
  • Wells Street Capital: Walter Payton College Preparatory High School, Illinois

Region 4

  • Astera: Brockton, Canada
  • Black Mamba Vértice:, Colégio Vértice, Brazil
  • Canis Lupus: Upper Canada College, Canada
  • Eagles Value Added: Graded American School of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Gryphon Group: Brisbane State High School, Australia
  • Hive Investments: Colégio Visconde de Porto Seguro, Brazil
  • NP_investment1: Novy PORG Gymnazium, Czech Republic
  • Orobó Capital: Colégio Santa Cruz, Brazil
  • Poutine Potatoes: St. Robert Catholic High School, Canada
  • YHL Unlimited: Kristin School, New Zealand

On behalf of our Global Youth team and this year’s competition sponsors — Citibank N.A. Singapore for Regions 1 and 2 and BTG Pactual for Region 4 — congratulations to this year’s regional finalists! And to all the thousands of competing students and advisors, we appreciate your time, energy and enthusiasm for this year’s Wharton Global High School Investment Competition. Those of you who submitted final reports should have received surveys to tell us the highs and lows of your competition journey. Please fill them out, so we can continue to build a fun, educational and engaging competition experience.

We hope you will check back here, as well as read our monthly newsletter, to stay connected to Wharton Global Youth and to follow the progress of the top teams as they compete virtually in the regional rounds in March 2021 to determine which teams will move on to the Global Finale in May. And don’t forget to check out our Meet the Experts videos recorded throughout the competition for on-demand conversations with top professionals in finance and entrepreneurship.

Wherever your post-competition journey leads you…happy investing!