The Young Investment Banker Weekend

3rd - 4th March 2018 - University students

University College, London

(see tabs above to learn more about the timetable of each day)


    Investment banking remains the ‘holy grail’ of careers for thousands of university students, fascinated by the allure of global financial markets. Ambitious students seek to gain the knowledge, skills and experience needed to break into the industry as early as possible, to gain an advantage in the race for internships and graduate placements.

    At the Young Investment Banker Weekend (held at UCL), you will work directly with senior bankers from bulge-bracket institutions who will provide you with a comprehensive competitive advantage in securing a position at a leading investment bank. That competitive advantage is broken down into 4 critical areas:

    · Knowledge - an in-depth understanding of the key concepts bankers must be aware of, such as bid/offer and company valuation, as detailed in the programme timetables (see Sales & Trading Day and IB and Corp. Finance Day tabs)
    · Experience – the weekend is akin to a ‘mini-internship’ as you will participate in case studies and exercises based on our professionals’ real-life experiences
    · Recruitment - Focused training on how to excel in the recruitment process, which is then tested through mock assessment centre exercises, with feedback provided
    · Networking – during the weekend, there will be networking sessions with the bankers, who can give you personal advice on how to maximise your career prospects

    The weekend is split into two distinct topic areas – with one day being dedicated to each of a bank’s key front-office functions: Sales and Trading (Saturday) and Investment Banking (Sunday). We do not have any prerequisites to attend this programme, simply a desire to break into the industry. We will provide you with all the skills and knowledge you require on the weekend itself. 

    Programme Fee: £295/student for both days. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUPYBW 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.

  • Sales & Trading Day - 3rd March 2018

    10.00am Overview - Functions within a bank
    - Products banks work with
    - Client relationships
    11.00am How Traders Profit - How a trading floor works
    - Terminology used
    - "Vanilla" Flow Trading
    - The bid-offer
    - Strategies within trading
    - Group trading game
    12.00pm Trading Strategies - Introducing Risk-Reward
    - Psychology of winning strategies
    - Executing a trade
    - Biggest failures in trading
    - Group trading case study
    1.00pm Lunch Break
    2.00pm Trading Analysis - Fundamental Analysis
    - Technical Analysis
    - Applied case study
    3.00pm The "Buyside" - Hedge Funds
    - "Exotic" Trading
    - Fund strategies
    - Hedge fund panel exercise
    4.00pm Recruitment - Impactful cover letters/CVs
    - Internship applications
    - Tackling aptitude tests
    - Trading & pressure interviews
    - Body language/tone delivery
    - Cold calling/networking
    5.00pm Close

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    Investment Banking & Corp. Finance Day - 4th March 2018

    10.00am Overview - Functions within IB
    - Services banks offer
    - The "pitch"
    - How clients work with banks
    - How a deal occurs
    10.45am Start Valuation - Why value?
    - Financial statements
    - Capital structure
    - Company case study
    12.00pm Relative Valuation - Comparables analysis
    - Precedent transactions analysis
    - Example real life cases
    - Deal case study
    1.00pm Lunch Break
    2.00pm Intrinsic Valuation - Discounted cashflows
    - Understanding the model
    - How to find your inputs
    - Example real-life model(s)
    - Group M&A case study
    4.00pm Panel Discussion - Panel made up of high-ranking investment bankers
    - Top professionals answer your questions
    - Receive personal advice
    - Guidance from those on the inside
    4.45pm Mock Assessment Centre Exercise - Real life case from bank
    - Personalised feedback from professionals
    - General networking with professionals
    6.00pm Close
  • Venue


    University College, London (UCL)
    The Cruciform Building
    Gower Street
    Greater London
    WC1E 6BT
    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 GROUPYBW on the product page at checkout to benefit from this.


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