In September of this year we welcomed applications for a national competition, and invited students to explain why they deserved to be a part of the Ultimate Uni Trader final. We selected ten finalists who showed a passion and knowledge of financial markets. After a week of intense competition between ten of the most exciting young traders the winner of Spread Co’s Ultimate Uni Trader 2014 can officially be named...
    
Mateusz Suprewicz, a nineteen year old Economics Student in his second year at Surrey University, was the clear winner, making an impressive profit on his CFD demo account with cautious but well researched and profitable trades that cemented him as an early favourite. Mateusz now holds the prestigious title of Ultimate Uni Trader 2014 and will be invited to take part in an internship at the Spread Co office for 3 months.
We spoke to Mateusz about his experience in the competition and his excitement at winning the prestigious internship at Spread Co HQ:
  


"I entered the competition in order to implement the investment analysis and research techniques I have developed due to my personal interests but also my desired career path. I found the experience of the competition exhilarating and a fantastic way of applying my knowledge. I’m delighted to have been successful and look forward to the challenges ahead!  
Mateusz’s final account balance

After researching the available equities, commodities and currencies using the online software, I decided to take advantage of the recent new developments in a specific company, namely Vodafone. I undertook the risk of placing the majority of my funds with this company. After gaining a profit and realising that my research had paid off, I deemed it wise to hold onto these shares as much as possible in order to achieve the highest potential capital gains.
  

Mateusz’s main success came while trading on the Vodafone Group.
  
From the placement I am hoping to broaden my knowledge of the world trading markets whilst utilising the unique investment strategies that Spread Co will teach me."
  
While many participants in the competition made rash decisions that left them with little capital and little chance of regaining their cash, Mateusz adopted a cautious strategy in placing a large amount of money in to a market that he had researched well. It is these skills of research and calculated risk taking that ensured his success and will transfer to his internship. Mateusz offered his three top tips for success:
  
1. Minimise your risks.
2. Research every aspect of your potential investment.
3. Be patient.
  
Shameer, Head of Sales and Marketing, explained his plan for Mateusz:
  
"Mateusz will work in various departments including the dealing desk, where he will gain valuable insight into how dealers action trades and hedge positions. He will also spend time with our compliance team so he can truly appreciate the nuances of being a regulated financial company, working within the FCA’s strict guidelines. We also plan to give him some time working with the relationship management, sales and marketing team, so he can get a well-rounded and comprehensive view of what we do at Spread Co.
  
In such a competitive industry Spread Co are pleased to have offered the opportunity to an up-and-coming talent to continue his education but also make a positive impact on the company as a whole. The UK’s university system, and in particular economics students, have proved that they are some of the most enthusiastic and well informed out there. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who entered and wish them the best of luck in the future."
  
 
Read more about Ultimate Uni Trader by clicking the links below:
   
The Competition || The Finalists || The Winner
   
      
About Spread Co
  
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It is one of the leading providers of CFDs and spread betting in the UK, with partnerships in Central and Eastern Europe, the UAE and South America and elsewhere.
   
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