The Young Investment Banker Programme MANCHESTER

Sunday 18th March 2018 - 15-18 year old students

University of Manchester

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  • Investment banking remains the ‘holy grail’ of careers for thousands of young people, fascinated by the allure of global financial markets. However, the availability of work experience is extremely limited for pre-university students. The Young Investment Banker programme brings top professionals to the University of Manchester to provide you with everything you would seek to gain from work experience at a world-class investment bank.

    There are three clear outcomes for the day:

    • You will gain a genuine experience of life as an investment banker, both through sessions on the two key areas (sales & trading and mergers & acquisitions); AND through practising some key tasks yourself, including designing a trading strategy, pricing stocks, valuing companies and negotiating with other parties. The case studies are based on real-life matters, thus putting you into the shoes of an investment banker for the duration of the programme.
    • You will be guided on how to secure a front-office position at a bulge-bracket investment bank– with advice ranging from which A-levels to choose, which universities to apply for and how to tackle personal statements; all the way to how to excel in CVs, application forms and interviews.
    • You will meet with established investment bankers from a variety of disciplines, and be given the chance to ask them questions on a personal basis. These professionals can become vital mentors for you throughout your career.

    Further, you can reference your attendance on the Young Investment Banker Programme in your UCAS personal statement as an example of where you gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, negotiating and commercial awareness.

    Programme Fee: £130/student. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

    Refund Policy: We do not offer cash refunds for programme bookings. However, we do provide 100% credit against your purchase in case you can no longer attend the programme you have booked for if you cancel before the programme takes place. That credit can be used against any future programme run by InvestIN Education by you or one of your associates. For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

  • Programme Timetable*

    10.30am Finance Overview - Functions within a bank
    - Products banks work with
    - Clients' work with banks
    - Company capital case study
    11.15am Sales & Trading 1 - How a trading floor works
    - Terminology used
    - Types of roles
    - Study paths
    - Group trading game
    12.15pm Sales & Trading 2 - Risk-reward
    - Executing a trade
    - How pros analyse
    - Hedge Funds
    - Interactive portfolio game
    1.00pm Lunch Break
    2.00pm Investment Banking - Mergers & Acquisitions
    - How do deals actually occur
    - How to value companies
    - Career paths & study areas
    - Private Equity
    2.45pm Investment Banking Role-play - Live deal case study
    - Negotiation
    - Interactive simulation
    4.00pm University Choices/Recruitment - Impactful cover letters/CVs
    - University choices
    - Internship applications
    - Interview techniques
    - How to build your network
    4.45pm Panel Discussion -Panel made up of high-ranking investment bankers
    - Top professionals answer your questions
    - Receive personal advice
    - Guidance from those on the inside
    5.30pm Close

    *exact programme format subject to change without notice

  • Venue


    University of Manchester
    Renold Building
    Altrincham Street
    M1 7JA
    United Kingdom

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If 2 or more places are booked, students can receive a 10% discount. Enter the provided group discount code GROUP10 on the product page at checkout to benefit from this.


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