The Young Investment Banker Weekend

The Young Investment Banker Weekend

London • Ages 18-22

23rd to 24th November 2019
University College, London

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.

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The competitive advantage we provide is broken down into 4 critical areas


  • 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)


  • The weekend is akin to a ‘mini-internship’ as you will participate in case studies and exercises based on our professionals’ real-life experiences


  • Focused training on how to excel in the recruitment process, which is then tested through mock assessment centre exercises, with feedback provided


  • 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). You can choose to attend one day or both days of the programme. 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. 

After the programme, InvestIN continues to act as a platform for you to build a successful career upon. Our alumni have unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise; students can contact us with further questions at any time, and we make sure you are promptly given the advice you need. Your attendance on the programme is therefore just the beginning of our long-term commitment to coaching you towards achieving your career ambitions.

Programme Fee 

£180/student for one day, and £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.

For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

    Sales & Trading Day - 23rd November 2019
    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
    - Applying the theories to real trading situations
    3.00pm The "Buyside" - Hedge Funds
    - "Exotic" Trading
    - Fund strategies
    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 - 24th November 2019
    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

    Programme Location

    University College, London (UCL)
    The Anatomy Building
    Gower Street
    Greater London
    WC1E 6XA
    United Kingdom

    Click here to see a map


    This programme is for university students aged 18-22 who want to secure a top investment banking internship or graduate role in the next 18 months. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

    There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts, and put you in the best possible position to start your career in investment banking.


    We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.


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