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Future Investment Banker Summer Experience

Future Investment Banker Summer Experience

Ages 12-14 London OR Live Online

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Overview

The Future Investment Banker Summer Experience gives students aged 12-14 a 360-degree, fully-immersive experience of working as an investment banker in London.

Over the course of 10 days, students aged 12-14 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of investment banking that one can imagine: trading the global markets, carrying out a high scale merger between two global corporations and the opportunity to build your own world beating portfolio.

Also available on the Summer Experience are daily Q&A sessions with investment bankers, a boating tour of London’s premier financial district, an immersive escape room, and a full day dedicated to ‘Personal Career Coaching’.  

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful investment banker.

Highlights

Immersive Investment Banking Experiences:

  • Trade the global markets under the guidance of experts
  • Build your own hedge fund portfolio and try to turn huge profits
  • Enter a huge merger between two global automotive brands
  • Experience venture capital: design your own start-up and pitch it to real VC investors
  • Save the world from financial ruin in an immersive escape room
  • Regular Q&A sessions with leading investment bankers from various specialities

Senior Investment Bankers from a Variety of Specialities:  

  • Trade the global markets under the guidance of experts
  • Build your own hedge fund portfolio and try to turn huge profits
  • Enter a huge merger between two global automotive brands
  • Experience venture capital: design your own start-up and pitch it to real VC investors
  • Save the world from financial ruin in an immersive escape room
  • Regular Q&A sessions with leading investment bankers from various specialities

Personalised Career Coaching:

  • Coaching on navigating your career path options and advice on how you can begin your journey towards a career in investment banking, starting now: GCSE, A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application, admissions test, and interview techniques 
  • Build your personal profile: identify your strengths and weaknesses and receive advice on areas for development

    Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

    • Attending the summer experience demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as communication, problem solving and teamwork
    • Complete the online assessment after the summer experience and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/college applications

    World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

    • Experience two of the best universities on the planet: Oxford and University College London (UCL).
    • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the summer experience, creating an invaluable lifetime network.

    Design Your Own Internship:

    • Choose to attend the 10-day or 5-day Summer Experience. 
    • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at University of London’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation.  

    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    This programme is for students aged 12-14. No prior knowledge or experience is required; our professionals will give you all the training you need. 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 so encourage you to register as soon as possible.

    The Experience will take place on 5th August 2022. You can choose either the 10-Day Experience or 5-Day Experience.

    Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. Places are highly limited. The only way to guarantee your place is to click 'Register Now' and enter your details.

    In select circumstances, we can offer payment by instalments, which requires a 50% deposit. To speak to a Student Experience Manager about your personal circumstances please click here OR email us at info@investin.org OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.

    *Locations only apply to the In-Person Summer Experience. For the Live Online Summer Experience, all sessions where locations are specified will take place virtually.

    Internship Name In-Person 5-Day Summer Experience In-Person 10-Day Summer Experience 'Live Online' 5-Day Summer Experience 'Live Online' 10-Day Summer Experience
    Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-5 Days 1-10
    Trade the FTSE 100 live
    Participate in a trading simulation used by top-10 global investment banks to recruit its most valuable people
    Discover a live Mergers & Acquisitions deal: value FTSE 100 companies and go through dramatic rounds of negotiation
    Take part in an exclusive ‘Big Four’ experience attended by professionals from KPMG, Deloitte, EY and PWC
    Undertake a bespoke masterclass in algorithmic trading
    Private networking session with top management consultants
    Coaching on mastering every aspect of the recruitment process for the best jobs in investment banking
    Personalised career coaching: receive a dynamic, bespoke development plan to help you reach the height of your career ambitions
    Training on securing a place to study at a top-tier university
    Summer Experience (without accommodation or meals)
    £950

    £1950

    £595

    £995
    Additional price for University of London accommodation (private single en-suite rooms) with all meals and guardianship included
    £600

    £1350

    n/a

    n/a
    Additional Price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
    £100

    £100

    n/a

    n/a

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE SUMMER EXPERIENCE

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF TRADING

    DAY 3 – THE WORLD OF CORPORATE FINANCE

    DAY 4 – HEDGE FUNDS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

    DAY 5 – THE FUTURE OF INVESTMENT BANKING

    DAY 6 – NETWORKING WITH BANKERS

    DAY 7 – VENTURE CAPITAL

    DAY 8 – ESCAPE FINANCIAL MELTDOWN: THE INTERACTIVE ESCAPE ROOM

    DAY 9 –PERSONAL CAREER COACHING

    DAY 10 –PROJECT LAUNCHPAD: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE SUMMER EXPERIENCE

    2:00pmStart

    During the first five days of the Summer Experience you will develop some of the skills most crucial to becoming a top investment banker, including stepping into an exciting trading floor, conducting mergers between large companies and understanding the lucrative world of hedge funds and private equity. These skills are explored through simulations based in some of the core areas of investment banking.

    AfternoonThe Summer Experience Begins

    - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top investment banker
    - Keynote speech by the programme director: discover what the Summer Experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique experience
    - Immersive group activities: develop skills crucial in investment banking for the Summer Experience ahead, including teamwork, numerical analysis and attention to detail
    - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow students – talented and ambitious pupils from around the world who can act as prove powerful contacts for your future career

    5:00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF TRADING

    10:30amStart

    MorningEntering the Global Investment Bank

    Step into the luxurious world of the city and understand what it takes to become a legendary investment banker
    - Work alongside industry leaders to identify the different types of career pathways available within investment banking
    - Trade your way to the top: discover the secrets of trading strategies employed by the world’s leading analysts and traders
    - All about analysis: understand how traders predict volatile markets and discover the different types of analysis used to help generate a healthy return on investment

    AfternoonStepping onto the Trading Floor

    - Now you’ve understood the secrets to becoming a top trader, experience the thrill of the floor for yourself
    - Take part in an exciting trading simulation that will put your skills to the test
    - Live through a year of volatile markets and try to predict which equities and bonds will withstand political and economic instability
    - Receive valuable tips and feedback from top traders past and present

    3:30pmClose

    DAY 3 – THE WORLD OF CORPORATE FINANCE

    10:30amStart

    MorningUnderstanding the Science of Valuation

    Look into industry altering deals and understand how bankers are at the heart of ascribing value to companies from the automotive industry to the hospitality sector
    - Discover the fast-paced life of an M&A analyst at a global investment bank
    - The art of valuation: learn how to calculate the value of any business using fundamental formulae and your own intuition
    - Look at historic deals and begin to understand how they came about
    - Hear from experts who have been at the heart of some of the biggest deals around

    AfternoonMergers and Acquisitions: Enter a Live Deal

    - Enter a live deal: become a real-life investment banker as you compete to win a multi-million-pound merger
    - Respond to sensitive updates from your client as the time pressure mounts on yourself and your team
    - Make decisions that could dramatically alter your new merged company
    - Present your ideas to the board of directors and hear their feedback

    3:30pmClose

    DAY 4 – HEDGE FUNDS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

    10:30amStart

    MorningBuilding your Own Portfolio

    Now you’ve experienced trading and corporate finance it’s time to uncover the exciting world of what happens once you’ve mastered these key roles
    -Step into the world of hedgefunds with senior figures who have worked in some of the biggest names and family offices
    - Work within small groups to create your own portfolios from a list of assets
    - Understand what family offices and large hedgefunds are looking for from their hedgefund managers and see if you can impress them from the off
    - Gain feedback on your decisions and see if you can end the year with a healthy profit

    AfternoonPrivate Networking Session

    - Put your newfound knowledge to the test
    - Take part in a private networking session with top investment banking professionals
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    3:30pmClose

    DAY 5 – THE FUTURE OF INVESTMENT BANKING

    10:30amStart

    MorningEnter the Future of Trading and Finance

    The finance industry is constantly changing, understand how you can prepare yourself for your future career today
    - Understand the ways in which the financial sector have developed since the mega-crash of 2008
    - Undertake a masterclass in algorithmic trading and understand some of the companies leading the race to the financial future
    - Look into fintechs and see how the industry leaders turn huge profits
    - See how automation is entering the world of finance and the changing role played by people

    AfternoonCareer Coaching and Panel Q&A

    - An insight into the different branches of investment banking and a day-in-the-life of a top investment banker
    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Subject choices at GCSE/IGCSE/A-level/IB/university and more
    - Coaching from experienced investment bankers on what you can do now to stand out in the future

    3:30pmClose

    DAY 6 – NETWORKING WITH BANKERS

    10:30amStart

    MorningExploring the City of London

    - Understand the inner-workings of the epicentre of global finance
    - Visit the Bank of England and understand the role central banks play in maintaining healthy economic conditions

    AfternoonPrivate Networking Session


    - Take part in a private networking session with top investment banking professionals
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    3:30pmClose

    DAY 7 – VENTURE CAPITAL

    10:30amStart

    MorningFinding in the next Facebook

    - Discover how venture capital firms invest in high-growth start-up businesses that can become the next multi-billion-dollar tech giant
    - Learn how they tore up the rule-book with regards to company valuations and took high risks

    AfternoonDesign your own start-up business

    - Design your own start-up business
    - build a product, marketing and technology strategy
    - Pitch your idea to real venture capitalists and get their feedback

    3:30pmClose

    DAY 8 – ESCAPE FINANCIAL MELTDOWN: THE INTERACTIVE ESCAPE ROOM

    10:30amStart

    MorningRegulations and Recessions

    - Learn about financial regulation in the UK
    - Understand how the UK’s regulations set them apart from other global powerhouses
    - See how one practice may be legal in one territory but frowned upon in another
    - Understand the role bankers in financial disasters

    AfternoonInteractive Escape Room

    - Work your way through a series of banking and -based problems and brain teasers
    - Put your expert knowledge gained from the Summer Experience to practical use
    - In your teams, find answers from several clues in order to unlock the door
    - Race against the clock and avoid penalties for going over time
    - Will your team be the first to escape?

    3:30pmClose

    DAY 9 –PERSONAL CAREER COACHING

    10:30amStart

    MorningYour Path as an Investment Banker

    Today your will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in your journey to becoming a top lawyer.

    - A roadmap to success: explore the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job
    - Become the career advisor: support aspiring investment bankers as they navigate the career path that lies ahead
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to stand out from the crowd and develop important skills for a career in investment banking
    - Impactful work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and making the most of any opportunities

    AfternoonYour Personal Profile

    - Skills gap: assess your strengths, weaknesses, and areas for development
    - SMART goals: set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound goals to help you achieve your dream
    - Personal pitch workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how to talk confidently about your accomplishments at every stage of your journey
    - Become the interviewer: interview candidates for an analyst position at a leading investment bank alongside senior recruiters and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions

    3:30pmClose

    DAY 10 –PROJECT LAUNCHPAD: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    10:30amStart

    Reflect upon your experiences from the last 10 days and explore how to use this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as a springboard for your future

    MorningProject Launchpad

    - Take off into your future: choose between five bespoke challenges designed to develop core skills within investment banking building on your time with InvestIN and taking crucial steps on your path to becoming a top investment banker
    - The project launchpad competition: take on your peers in order to win an exclusive prize, attend an awards ceremony in central London and embellish your CV with a standout extra-curricular experience
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the programme director

    1:00pmClose

    DAY 1 – THE WORLD OF SALES AND TRADING

    DAY 2 – UNCOVERING CORPORATE FINANCE

    DAY 3 – STEP INTO THE SHOES OF AN ASSET MANAGER

    DAY 4 – A LOOK TO THE FUTURE

    DAY 5 – ENTER THE TRADING FLOOR

    DAY 6 – NETWORKING WITH BANKERS

    DAY 7 – VENTURE CAPITAL

    DAY 8 – ESCAPE FINANCIAL MELTDOWN: THE INTERACTIVE ESCAPE ROOM

    DAY 9 –PERSONAL CAREER COACHING

    DAY 10 –PROJECT LAUNCHPAD: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – THE WORLD OF SALES AND TRADING

    2:00pmStart

    Start your journey to becoming a highly successful investment banker. Over the next 5 days you will be fully immersed in a series of practical activities and workshops, and understand the fundamental steps to becoming an investment banker:
    i) you will work on a multitude of high-level banking simulations
    ii) cover all major aspects of investment banking including sales & trading, corporate finance and asset management
    iii) compete to become the top trader. Throughout the experience you will work with, and receive high level feedback from, experienced professionals in the investment banking industry.

    Today you will take your first steps into the high-octane world of investment banking: understand the services that banks offer, learn the key terminology required to excel in this highly competitive industry and enter the world of sales & trading

    MorningInside a Global Investment Bank

    - Work alongside industry experts to identify the potential pathways for you as a future investment banker
    - Trade your way to the top: discover the winning trading strategies employed by the world’s top investment bankers
    - All about analysis: understand how traders analyse volatile markets and discover the different types of analysis used to help generate a healthy return on investment

    AfternoonBuild Your Own Equities Portfolio

    - Step into the shoes of an equity research analyst and produce detailed financial analysis on a collection of potential investments
    - Become the portfolio manager: construct your own equities portfolio comprised of a range of stocks selected based on criteria such as risk tolerance
    - Work in teams to compete against your fellow investment bankers and apply the right strategies to generate the highest return
    - Present your portfolio to leading hedge fund managers and receive bespoke feedback on your investment

    5:00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – UNCOVERING CORPORATE FINANCE

    10:30amStart

    With a range of avenues to explore in investment banking, today you will delve into the world of corporate finance as you explore what roles in M&A and capital markets have to offer

    MorningValuation and M&A

    - Discover the fast-paced life of an M&A analyst at a global investment bank
    - The art of valuation: learn how to calculate the value of any business using fundamental formulae
    - Lead effective decision making by analysing, evaluating and interpreting financial statements
    - Enter a live deal: become a real-life investment banker as you compete to win a multi-million-pound merger and respond to live updates from your client as the pressure mounts

    AfternoonCapital Markets and Panel Q&A

    - Capital markets: uncover the area of an investment bank that works to raise capital by dealing in shares, bonds and other investments
    - Work alongside senior capital markets professionals as you explore the exhilarating, high-powered world of IPOs
    - What is ESG? Discover the future of responsible investment as you investigate the three central factors that are used to measure the sustainability and societal impact of investment in a business
    - Attend a private networking event and panel Q&A made up of high-ranking investment banking professionals and have your burning questions answered

    3:30pmClose

    DAY 3 – STEP INTO THE SHOES OF AN ASSET MANAGER

    10:30amStart

    Now you have experienced what life in a front-office role at bulge-bracket investment bank has to offer, it is time to explore some of the most lucrative exit opportunities within asset management

    MorningAsset Management Simulation

    - The world of a hedge fund: demystify the lucrative hedge fund industry as you rub shoulders with senior asset management professionals
    - Gain insider access to a state-of-the-art asset management simulation that is currently used by top 10 global investment banks to recruit their traders
    - Compete against your peers as you expertly manage a live portfolio of global FX, commodity, equity and bond markets
    - Discuss high-level trading strategies with senior portfolio managers and acquire exclusive industry knowledge to help you excel in your financial career

    AfternoonDelve Into Private Equity

    - Pursuing Private Equity: discover what it takes to climb the investment banking career ladder and land a role in one of the most desirable areas of business and finance
    - Learn the standout strategies and techniques required to excel in the prestigious realm of Private Equity
    - Develop your entrepreneurial flair and powers of negotiation as you tackle a thrilling Private Equity case study
    - Network with seasoned Asset Management professionals and discover their secrets to becoming a rainmaker

    3:30pmClose

    DAY 4 – A LOOK TO THE FUTURE

    10:30amStart

    Despite being one of the world’s oldest industries, banking is constantly looking to the future. Understand how banking has changed by looking at emerging technologies

    MorningEmerging Technologies

    - The future of the finance: explore how economic shifts and emerging technologies are forcing banks to rethink their operational structures
    - Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cybersecurity: explore the up-and-coming technological trends and the impact they are having on the everyday life of investment bankers
    - Attend keynote speeches from professionals in the industry and hear their insight into the changing face of finance
    - Participate in a live ‘Future of Finance forum’ and have your questions answered by industry experts

    AfternoonBoutique Investment Banks

    - Explore the world of boutique investment banks and the career prospects available beyond the big name, bulge-brackets
    - Discover the financial services that boutique banks offer
    - Understand the different type of deal experience you can acquire at a boutique and the attractive exit opportunities available
    - Network with investment bankers working at a boutique investment bank and have your career-specific questions answered

    3:30pmClose

    DAY 5 – ENTER THE TRADING FLOOR

    10:30amStart

    The pressure is on: it is time to put the skills you have learnt over the past few days to the test as you participate in a live trading competition

    MorningThe InvestIN Live Trading Competition

    - Experience first-hand the thrill and excitement of the trading floor as you are fully immersed in the world of investment banking
    - Compete against your fellow students and trade the stock market live
    - Put the trading strategies and analysis you learnt on day 2 into practice as you race against time to navigate the market and generate a profit
    - Receive bespoke, personalised feedback on your performance from traders who work for the world’s leading investment banks

    AfternoonCareer Coaching and Private Networking

    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Subject choices at college
    - Securing work experience, designing impactful CV and powerful interview techniques
    - Coaching from experienced investment bankers on what you can do now to stand out in the future
    - Exclusive private networking session with top investment bankers

    3:30pmClose

    DAY 6 – NETWORKING WITH BANKERS

    10:30amStart

    MorningUnderstanding the City of London

    - Understand the inner-workings of the epicentre of global finance
    - See what conditions have allowed London to become a global financial hub and how the UK has helped shape the global financial landscape

    AfternoonPrivate Networking Session

    - Take part in a private networking session with top investment banking professionals
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    3:30pmClose

    10:30am|Start|

    DAY 7 – VENTURE CAPITAL

    MorningFinding in the next Facebook

    - Discover how venture capital firms invest in high-growth start-up businesses that can become the next multi-billion-dollar tech giant
    - Learn how they tore up the rule-book with regards to company valuations and took high risks

    AfternoonDesign your own start-up business

    - Design your own start-up business
    - build a product, marketing and technology strategy
    - Pitch your idea to real venture capitalists and get their feedback

    3:30pmClose

    10:30|Start|

    DAY 8 – ESCAPE FINANCIAL MELTDOWN: THE INTERACTIVE ESCAPE ROOM

    10:30amStart

    MorningRegulations and Recessions

    - Learn about financial regulation in the UK
    - Understand how the UK’s regulations set them apart from other global powerhouses
    - See how one practice may be legal in one territory but frowned upon in another
    - Understand the role bankers in financial disasters

    AfternoonInteractive Virtual Escape Room

    - Work your way through a series of banking and maths-based problems and brain teasers
    - Put your expert knowledge gained from the Summer Experience to practical use
    - In your teams, find answers from several clues in order to unlock the door
    - Race against the clock and avoid penalties for going over time
    - Will your team be the first to escape?

    3:30pmClose

    DAY 9 –PERSONAL CAREER COACHING

    10:30amStart

    MorningYour Path as an Investment Banker

    Today your will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in your journey to becoming a top investment banker.
    - A roadmap to success: explore the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job
    - Become the career advisor: support aspiring investment bankers as they navigate the career path that lies ahead
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to stand out from the crowd and develop important skills for a career in investment banking
    - Impactful work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and making the most of any opportunities

    AfternoonYour Personal Profile

    - Skills gap: assess your strengths, weaknesses, and areas for development
    - SMART goals: set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound goals to help you achieve your dream
    - Personal pitch workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how to talk confidently about your accomplishments at every stage of your journey
    - Become the interviewer: interview candidates for an analyst position at a leading investment bank alongside senior recruiters and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions

    3:30pmClose

    DAY 10 –PROJECT LAUNCHPAD: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    10:30amStart

    Reflect upon your experiences from the last 10 days and explore how to use this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as a springboard for your future

    MorningProject Launchpad

    - Take off into your future: choose between five bespoke challenges designed to develop core skills within investment banking building on your time with InvestIN and taking crucial steps on your path to becoming a top investment banker
    - The project launchpad competition: take on your peers in order to win an exclusive prize, attend an awards ceremony in central London and embellish your CV with a standout extra-curricular experience
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the programme director

    1:00pmClose

    Venues, Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    5th - 14th August 2022

    UCL, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

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    Live Online

    In-Person

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    10:30am - 3:30pm (UK time)

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    In-Person

    5th - 14th August 2022

    UCL, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

    Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

    Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

    Register Now

    Online

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    10:30am - 3:30pm (UK time)

    Register Now

    AmbitionX

    As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

    COVID-19 Group

    We do not anticipate any Covid-related issues preventing us from delivering the in-person programme. Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic (including during the summers of 2020 and 2021), with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.

    In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is 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’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 

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