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The Junior Investment Banker Summer Programme

Ages 18+ London

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Overview

Places are highly limited and we shall soon be fully-booked for this programme.

The Junior Investment Banking Summer Programme is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain a head-start in the race for securing a top investment banking graduate job.

Over the course of 5 days at UCL, students will achieve two key things: i) gain an immersive experience of investment banking alongside traders and M&A specialists from the likes of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley; and ii) be coached in how to excel in each step of the recruitment process, with mock interviews, assessment centres and more. The programme is open to anyone interested in pursuing a role in investment banking but places are highly limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Highlights

Immersive Investment Banking Experiences:

  • Trade the markets with tech used by top-10 global investment banks to recruit graduates
  • Experience a live M&A deal: value FTSE 100 companies and participate in rounds of negotiation
  • Build your own hedge fund portfolio and have it reviewed by senior portfolio managers

Network with Senior Investment Bankers:

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with investment bankers from world-renowned firms specialising in sales, trading, corporate finance, private equity and more
  • Attend an exclusive networking reception and build your network in a room of high-flying investment bankers

    Competitive Advantage In Your Graduate Applications:

    • Meet recruiters from top investment banks and learn how to excel in the recruitment process
    • Application masterclass: investment banking associates will train you on how to complete the ultimate summer internship application
    • Assessment Centre: Participate in a mock assessment centre and tackle psychometric tests, in-tray activities and a group exercise. All activities are based on methods currently used by investment banks in their recruitment processes

    DAY 1 – INSIDE INVESTMENT BANKING

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF SALES AND TRADING AND HEDGE FUNDS

    DAY 3 – UNCOVERING CORPORATE FINANCE

    DAY 4 – PRIVATE EQUITY AND GRADUATE APPLICATIONS

    DAY 5 – MOCK ASSESMENT CENTRE

    DAY 1 – INSIDE INVESTMENT BANKING

    10.30amStart

    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 attend a live Panel Q&A with senior investment banking professionals.

    MorningThe World of an Investment Banker

    - Choosing a career path in investment banking
    - The internal structure of a global investment bank
    - Career progression in investment banking
    - Services that investment banks offer
    - How top investment banks make money

    Joining the Trading Floor

    - Discover the thrill of the trading floor
    - Bid/Offer – understanding the science behind every trading decision
    - Expert trading strategies

    Trading Major Historical Events

    - You Become the Trader
    - 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 on a live leader board

    AfternoonEnter the World of M&A

    - Discover the fast-paced life of an M&A analyst at a global investment bank and learn what a typical day in the life looks like
    - Get to grips with the different stages of the M&A deal process and understand how best to structure an M&A deal
    - Work as part of a team to identify potential synergies between companies and pitch your findings to expert dealmakers

    Panel Q&A

    - Attend an exclusive panel Q&A session with high-ranking investment banking professionals and have your burning questions answered

    5.30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF SALES AND TRADING AND HEDGE FUNDS

    10.30amStart

    Now you have a solid understanding of the services investment banks provide and the graduate roles available it is time to take a deep dive into the world of Sales & Trading and Hedge Funds. Discover the foundations of fundamental and technical analysis and understand how traders implement these strategies, then put them into practice as you construct your very own hedge fund portfolio.

    MorningThe Foundations of Fundamental and Technical Analysis

    - Discover the thrill of the trading floor and learn the fundamental skills and concepts needed to become a top trader
    - 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

    AfternoonBecome the Portfolio Manager

    - 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

    5.30pmClose

    DAY 3 – UNCOVERING CORPORATE FINANCE

    10.30amStart

    With a range of avenues to explore in investment banking, today you will enter the world of corporate finance and explore what roles in M&A and capital markets have to offer. You will also attend an exclusive private networking and drinks reception with high-ranking professionals.

    MorningEnter the world of Corporate Finance: Valuation and M&A

    - The art of valuation: learn how to calculate the value of any business using Discounted Cash Flow formula (DCF)
    - Identify the key factors that drive fundamental value such as cash flow, risk, and growth and create a strategy to value companies in different industries
    - 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

    AfternoonDiscover Capital Markets and Build your Network

    - 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
    - Attend a private drinks and networking reception with high-ranking investment banking professionals

    7.30pmClose

    DAY 4 – PRIVATE EQUITY AND GRADUATE APPLICATIONS

    10.30amStart

    Now you have experienced what life in a front-office role at a bulge-bracket investment bank has to offer, it is time to explore some of the most lucrative exit opportunities such as Private Equity. You will then spend the afternoon working alongside graduate recruiters and explore the array of opportunities available to you, map out your next steps and receive expert coaching on the science of graduate recruitment

    MorningDelve 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

    AfternoonNailing Graduate Applications

    - Your path to success: understand the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of landing a role during the graduate recruitment process
    - Securing work experience: Hear from current investment banking analysts and associates on how they secured Spring Weeks and Summer Internships at some of the world’s top investment banks
    - Graduate recruitment: understand the changing face of graduate recruitment in the business and finance sector and hear from senior recruiters on what they are looking for in the ideal candidate

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 5 – MOCK ASSESMENT CENTRE

    10.30amStart

    On the final day you will experience the different types of activities you will be faced with during an assessment centre including a live trading simulation, a group exercise and psychometric tests. At the end of the day you will receive bespoke feedback on your performance during the assessment centre including your strengths and areas for development

    MorningStep into the shoes of a Trader

    - Experience first-hand the thrill and excitement of the trading floor as you are fully immersed in the world of investment banking and compete against your peers to 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 personalised feedback on your performance from senior traders who work for the world’s leading investment banks

    AfternoonEnter the Assessment Centre

    - Psychometric tests: experience a series of psychometric tests that will gauge your suitability for your dream role and receive feedback on your performance
    - In tray exercise: tackle a series of challenging in tray exercises and impress your prospective employer with your calm and organised approach to work
    - The Group Exercise: receive an exciting group exercise brief and master the art of managing discussions during group assessment centre activities as you collaborate with your team and evaluate one another’s contributions

    5.00pmClose

    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    The Experience will take place in-person from 18th June 2022 until 22nd June 2022. You can choose to attend for either all 5 days or day 1 only.

    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.

    Summer Experience Type 'Taster' Programme Full Programme
    Length Day 1 Only Days 1-5
    An introduction to Sales & Trading with a state-of-the-art mini trading simulation used by top-10 global investment banks to recruit its most valuable people
    An introduction to roles in Corporate Finance such as M&A and Capital Markets
    Panel Q&A attended by senior investment bankers
    Discover the foundations of fundamental and technical analysis in trading and learn how to apply them
    Construct your own hedge fund portfolio and have it reviewed by senior portfolio managers
    Learn how to calculate the value of any business using Discounted Cash Flow formula (DCF) and experience a live Mergers & Acquisitions deal
    Work alongside senior capital markets professionals as you explore the exhilarating, high-powered world of IPOs and Attend a private networking and drinks reception with senior investment bankers
    Explore the highly lucrative world of Private Equity and tackle a thrilling case study and trade the markets alongside world-class traders from a range of investment banks
    Work with finance recruiters and understand how to excel in your graduate applications and participate in a mock assessment centre and receive personalised feedback on your performance.
    Price
    £165

    £595
    Venues, Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    18th June – 22nd June 2022

    University of London

    Bloomsbury, London

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    In-Person

    18th June – 22nd June 2022

    University of London

    Bloomsbury, London

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    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

    In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

    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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