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Over 10,000 schools competed nationally to attend the finals and with only eight teams making the final with their knowledge and ideas for the financial sector it really is an achievement to compete for the IFS student investors title and a trip to New York for the winners.

The photography brief is to document the day, covering all of the teams in the tasks that are set as well as their presentations in the afternoon. After covering the higher education conference yesterday and with the same sunny weather I know where light is going to be, really enjoyed using the 70-200mm lens yesterday, the 16-35mm was attached to the 6D for some wider scene shots of the rooms being used by the students and judges. Although the video crew were on site all day with cameras running we never crossed paths and part of documenting the day was to include the broadcasting team in the photographs. There was also a guest speaker, Rob Bailey who is the head of UK wholesale distribution for AXA Investment Managers. His talk was based on his experience of working in the city and how technology was changing in the world of banking.

The overall winner was the Malmesbury School from Wiltshire, wowing the judges with their knowledge of the stock exchange in the morning, followed by a slick presentation in the afternoon. The winners had a selection of group photos taken, the view on the rooftop is amazing and with the Shard and Tower bridge in the background made for some great PR photos for the IFS and school, to send to the press nationally.
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