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The Young Investment Banker Programme

Live Online OR In-Person Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+0

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Internship Overview

The Young Investment Banker Programme gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of Investment Banking through a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions led by a group of experienced financiers over 2 days. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’.

Attendance will give you an edge over other aspiring investment bankers in the race for the best jobs and a ‘super-curricular’ experience to add to your UCAS application.

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Internship Highlights

An Immersive Experience of Investment Banking:

  • Expert investment bankers will coach you through live, interactive simulations including:
  • Competing to trade currencies, stock and commodities during major historical events
  • Representing your client to value a leading entertainment company
  • Negotiating in a live deal under mounting pressure
  • Building a portfolio optimise risk-reward and profit from the markets

Career Coaching for Future Investment Bankers:

  • You will be trained on how to secure a coveted front-office position at a top-5 investment bank
  • An action plan of how to get that hyper-competitive job in finance, starting now
  • Coaching by experts on A-level, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques

An Audience With Top Investment Bankers:

  • Q&A time with a panel of investment bankers, covering areas such as Sales & Trading, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Hedge Funds
  • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time and the most-relevant investment banker will respond to your questions

Boost Your UCAS Form and CV:

  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as problem-solving, negotiating and commercial awareness
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

    Programme Fee, Format & Options

    You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

    Programme Fee:

    ‘Live Online’: £95/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2), £165/student for both days.

    In-Person: £295 for both days (we cannot offer a 1-day-only option for in-person due to Covid-19 prevention measures we have in place)

    Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

    Timetable

    Day One: The Trading Floor

    Day Two: Mergers & Acquisitions

    Day One: The Trading Floor

    10.00amThe World of an Investment Banker

    - Choosing a career path in investment banking
    - Products banks work with
    - How do banks work with clients?
    - Advise a growing fashion brand on raising capital

    10.45amJoining the Trading Floor

    - The thrill of the trading floor
    - Finding your niche on the trading floor
    - Winning trading strategies
    - How to become a top trader
    - Live, interactive commodity trading game simulation

    11.45amYou Become the Trader: Trading Major Historical Events

    - Use your new skills to compete against other participants to trade currencies during one of the defining events of our generation. See how your profit and loss account ranks against other up and coming traders

    12.30pmLunch Break

    1.00pmTrading Analysis: Predicting the Moves

    - How do traders analyse volatile markets
    - Using fundamental and technical analysis to focus your decisions
    - Applying the theories to real trading situations

    1.45pmBuilding Your Portfolio

    - Create your own hedge fund macro portfolio
    - Applying the right strategy to optimise risk-reward
    - Live feedback from hedge fund executives

    3.00pmCareer Coaching – Breaking Into Investment Banking

    - Coaching on A-level, degree and university choices
    - Extra/Super-Curricular activities
    - Internship applications
    - Trading & pressure interviews
    - Body language, tone, and delivery
    - How to get meaningful work experience from now
    - Strategies to create a powerful network
    - What you can do to stand out from now

    3.45pmPanel Discussion

    - Panel made up of high-ranking trading floor and hedge fund professionals
    - Top investment bankers answer your questions
    - Receive valuable advice
    - Guidance from those on the inside

    4.30pmClose

    *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

    Day Two: Mergers & Acquisitions

    10.00amThe World of a Dealmaker

    - Mergers & Acquisitions
    - How do deals actually occur?
    - Pitching clients to represent them in transactions
    - Choosing your career path

    10.30amEnter a Live Deal

    - Enter a live deal scenario as you hear breaking news about a game-changing tech acquisition
    - Pitch to win business
    - Convince your client to follow your advice
    - Respond to live updates from the client as the pressure mounts
    - Choose a winning strategy to make sure you earn your deal fees

    12.00pmLunch Break

    12.45pmStarting Valuation: The Most Important Tool in M&A

    - Why valuing companies is both an art and a science
    - Introducing the key financial statements for you to be able to value any global company
    - How does capital structure actually work?

    1.30pmRelative Valuation

    - Comparables analysis
    - Using precedent transactions analysis to figure out what a company is worth
    - Creating a strategy to value companies in different industries

    2.00pmYou Become the Investment Banker: Value a Leading Entertainment Brand

    - You will use real-life data that investment bankers use to work alongside professionals to figure out the value of a major merger between two industry giants. Defend your valuation in the face of conflicting information and get live feedback on your results from top executives

    3.00pmCareer Coaching – Breaking Into Investment Banking

    - Coaching on A-level, degree and university choices
    - Extra/Super-Curricular activities
    - Internship applications
    - How to impress at investment banking interviews
    - Body language, tone, and delivery
    - How to get meaningful work experience from now
    - Strategies to create a powerful network
    - What you can do to stand out from now

    3.45pmPanel Discussion

    - Panel made up of high-ranking corporate finance and private equity professionals
    - Top investment bankers answer your questions
    - Receive valuable advice
    - Guidance from those on the inside

    4.30pmClose

    *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

    Venue & Dates

    Live Online OR In-Person at UCL

    5th - 6th December 2020 / 27th - 28th February 2021

    Live Online: 5th – 6th December 2020

    In-Person at UCL: 27th - 28th February 2021

    Who Can Attend

    This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/college applications & CVs. 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.

    COVID-19

    The in-person programme will be run with strict Covid-19 prevention measures in place which have been modelled on the government’s guidelines for prevention in educational settings. You can view our measures here. In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ programme and be refunded the difference in price.

    Testimonials

    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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