After six months of high-powered dealings on the stock market, Felsted's own money machine - Elliott Gander, Henry Barker and Sebastian Martinez-Minett aka The Clashers - found themselves on the 8th floor overlooking the Thames and the Gherkin for the final of the Student Investor Challenge.
They had made it through to the last eight of over 5,000 teams nationally to compete for the glamour of an all-expenses paid trip to New York.
The morning session involved tackling a trading simulation that recreated the conditions of some major market events of recent years before the team gave an eight-minute presentation to a packed audience in the afternoon.
The team worked really well and gave an excellent presentation that met their initial brief admirably. Unfortunately their best wasn't quite good enough on the day and the top prizes went to other teams, but the boys can certainly hold their heads high as they gave a fantastic account of themselves and gained greatly in confidence from the experience as a whole.
Maybe they'll be back for another go next year? Watch this space ...
Mr Michael Foster
Felsted's Head of Economics