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The Young Investment Banker Weekend

Ages 15-18 Live Online OR In-Person in London

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Overview

The Young Investment Banker Weekend 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 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 university or college application.

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 global company
  • Negotiating in a thrilling 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/IB/college class choices, university/college 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, Corporate Finance, 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 University/College Application and CV/Resume:

  • 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

Fees, Eligibility and Options

This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is very similar for both.

Programme Fee:

‘Live Online’: £165/student for both days.

In-Person: £165/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2) OR £295/student for both days

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.

Day One: The Trading Floor

Day Two: Corporate Finance

Day One: The Trading Floor

11.00amThe 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

11.45amJoining the Trading Floor

- Discover the thrill of the trading floor
- Finding your niche on the trading floor
- What is Bid Offer?
- How to become a top trader

12.45pmTrading 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

1.30pmLunch Break

2.00pmTrading 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
- What is a hedge fund?

2.45pmBuilding Your Portfolio

- Work in teams to create your own hedge fund macro portfolio
- Applying the right strategy to optimise risk-reward
- Pitch your portfolio and receive live feedback from hedge fund executives

4.00pmCareer Coaching: Breaking Into Investment Banking

- Coaching on the ideal path to your dream role in investment banking
- Coaching on A-level/IB/college class choices, university/college & subject choices
- Extra/Super-Curricular activities
- How to ace Spring Week and summer internship applications
- Trading & pressure interviews
- The importance of body language, tone, and delivery in interviews

4.45pmPanel 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

5.30pmClose

*exact programme format subject to change without notice.

Day Two: Corporate Finance

11.00amThe World of a Dealmaker

- Understand the world of corporate finance and the different roles
- Life as an M&A analyst
- How do deals actually occur?
- Pitching clients to represent them in transactions
- Choosing your career path

11.30amValuation

- Understand the importance of valuation
- Calculate the fundamental value of a company
- 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

1.00pmLunch Break

1.45pmEnter a Live Deal

- Enter a live deal and respond to breaking news
- 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

3.00pmYou Become the Investment Banker: Value a Leading Global Company

- Use real-life data and work alongside industry professionals to figure out the value of a major merger between two industry giants
- Defend your valuation in the face of conflicting information
- Receive live feedback on your results from top executives

4.00pmCareer Coaching: Breaking Into Investment Banking

- Gain insider knowledge on investment banking applications
- Coaching on A-level/IB/college class choices, university/college & subject choices
- Hear from current university students about university life
- Equality, diversity and inclusion in the industry

4.45pmPanel 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

5.30pmClose

*exact programme format subject to change without notice.

Venues, Dates & Locations

London, UK

In-Person

4th - 5th December 2021 OR 29th - 30th January 2022

University College London (UCL)

London

WC1E 6BT

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Live Online

In-Person

4th - 5th December 2021 in UK - 11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

29th - 30th January 2022 in USA - 11am - 5.30pm (EST)

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Birmingham, UK

In-Person

15th - 16th January 2022

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2TT

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Bristol, UK

In-Person

15th - 16th January 2022

University of Bristol

Beacon House

Queens Road

Bristol

BS8 1QU

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Manchester, UK

In-Person

22nd - 23rd January 2022

University of Manchester

Oxford Rd

Manchester

M13 9PL

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Edinburgh, UK

In-Person

22nd - 23rd January 2022

University of Edinburgh

Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh

EH8 9YL

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In-Person

4th - 5th December 2021 OR 29th - 30th January 2022

University College London (UCL)

London

WC1E 6BT

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Online

4th - 5th December 2021 in UK - 11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

29th - 30th January 2022 in USA - 11am - 5.30pm (EST)

Register Now

In-Person

15th - 16th January 2022

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2TT

Register Now

In-Person

15th - 16th January 2022

University of Bristol

Beacon House

Queens Road

Bristol

BS8 1QU

Register Now

In-Person

22nd - 23rd January 2022

University of Manchester

Oxford Rd

Manchester

M13 9PL

Register Now

In-Person

22nd - 23rd January 2022

University of Edinburgh

Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh

EH8 9YL

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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