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All-female Queen Mary team takes part in Next Generation Investor 2021 competition

Best of luck to Mehnaz Ahmed and Adebola Ajao-Taiwo from the School of Mathematical Sciences who will be competing against London School of Economics and a joint entry from Imperial College Business School and University of Bath to win the title of Next Generation Investor 2021.

Majedie Investment Competition 2021

(L-R): Mehnaz Ahmed and Adebola Ajao-Taiwo

Each team will be given a notional £25,000 to invest in listed equities between 31 January until 30 June 2021. The team with the best performance over the period will be crowned winners and will receive a £5,000 donation to a charity of their choice. 

Professor Alex Clark, Head of School at the School of Mathematical Sciences, added his support: “The School is excited to see our students reach this stage of the competition to face representatives from LSE, the Imperial College Business School and the University of Bath. We are confident that our Actuarial Science BSc programme has provided excellent training to put our students in a good position to do as well as they can, and we hope that their success in the competition and the School’s support of it will encourage all students, male and female, to achieve great things at University and beyond.” 

The investment competition was set up by Majedie Asset Management to address the industry-wide challenge of encouraging female undergraduates to consider a career in investment. 

All profits made on the notional investments by each team will also be matched in real money by Majedie and donated to the team’s charity of choice. 

As part of the competition, Majedie will provide the competing teams with in-depth training on stock selection, portfolio construction, financial modelling, ESG integration and mentoring by its award-winning fund management team. 

The three teams competing in the Majedie ‘Next Generation Investor 2021’ competition are:


Team Members


Nominated Charity

Team 1

Queen Mary University of London

Mehnaz Ahmed

Mathematics with Actuarial Science


Adebola Ajao-Taiwo

Mathematics with Actuarial Science

Team 2

London School of Economics

Allison Chia Wei-Li

BSc Economics

Charities Aid Foundation

Megan Calista Likin

BSc Accounting and Finance

Team 3

Imperial College Business School and University of Bath

Therese Peters

MSc Climate Change Management & Finance, Imperial College


Jamie Sommer

MSc Sustainability & Management, University of Bath

Violaine Stévenin

MSc Climate Change Management & Finance, Imperial College

Rhiannon Collis, Majedie’s Head of Clients, said: “The growing interest in our Next Generation Investor competition has proven that there is a real demand among women to learn more about asset management. 

“Given how the pandemic has brought the issues of culture, purpose, diversity and inclusion to the fore, we are committed to play our part to encourage awareness and interest, lowering barriers to raise the industry bar. We wish the best of luck to all three teams in the competition and hope they enjoy what will be an exciting and challenging six months for them.”



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