Events

Upcoming Events

04

NOV

VCMT Trading Challenge

  • Monday
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Queen's Building Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel

Registration link Are you interested in a career in trading? VCMT is a leading commodity trading firm, specialising in global energy markets. At VCMT, exceptional people are empowered to become the best version of themselves. It’s a place where outstanding ideas triumph and results are rewarded regardless of rank or tenure. Compete in the VCMT Trading Challenge and see if you have what it takes to be a trader. The event will give you a unique insight into the world of commodity trading. You’ll also have the opportunity to talk with VCMT traders to find out what it’s like to work with us. Structure of the Event: 15 minute Intro Presentation by VCMT 45 minute Trading Challenge

06

NOV

CUFIS London IBD Trip

  • Wednesday
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Goldman Sachs London

What is it like to work at the world's top investment banks? CUFIS will be hosting an exclusive, all-expenses paid trip to London to visit Goldman Sachs and another top investment bank (to be announced next week) on the 6th of November. The trip will provide you with an invaluable insight into the investment banking industry through tailored presentations and engagement sessions with employees, offering a uniquely personal experience. You will have opportunities to ask questions about the application process and will discover what it's really like to work at a top-tier investment bank in London. This opportunity is aimed at students graduating in 2021 (applying for Summer Internships) or 2022 (applying for Spring Weeks), who are interested in a career in Markets or Investment Banking. We strongly encourage all students to apply, regardless of background or experience. We have reserved places for students coming from non-Economics backgrounds and/or graduating in 2022. Registration closed on 21st October.

10

NOV

Orbis Stock Picking Challenge (Application Deadline)

  • Sunday

The Orbis Stock Picking Challenge – with a chance to win £2,500 – deadline 10 November 2019. Experience is not required! Discover your stock-picking potential! Participants will receive guidance on how to approach stock picking at our training event. Previously successful OSPC participants have ranged from first year to doctorate students, coming from all academic disciplines. The prize fund is £3,500 (first prize £2,500) but regardless of whether you win a cash prize, you may be invited to interview for an internship or job at Orbis. More Details and How to Apply It is the things we do differently that let us succeed We don’t look for experience in finance or investing. What we value most of all is curiosity and a track record of excellence in whatever field you have chosen.
Our Orbis Stock Picking Challenge is your opportunity to learn directly from our analysts Our annual competition is open to any university student, from undergraduates to postgraduates, in any academic field.
• If selected, you would be invited to an investment training session at our central London office to learn how we analyse companies, directly from our experienced analysts.
• After the training session, you will write a report on a company of your choice.
• Based on your write up on the company, you may be invited back to present your idea to Orbis analysts, who will award the winner with a first prize of £2,500.
Your internship experience is tailored to your talents and interests At Orbis, we welcome applicants with no prior experience and from non-traditional backgrounds. We create a programme tailored to you based on your talents and interests. You will be mentored by an experienced member of the investment team.

Past Events

24

OCT

Orbis Presentation and Networking

  • Monday
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Benson Hall, Magdalene

Meet Orbis at Magdalene College – Monday 28th Oct, 6pm If you are curious and have a track record of excellence in whatever field you’re in, Orbis’ investment team is looking for you. They welcome applicants with no prior experience and from non-traditional backgrounds. Come and meet the Orbis team! The Orbis analysts will introduce their investment philosophy and provide a specific company case study on how they research and value companies. They’ll also talk about and answer your questions on internship and full time career opportunities available at Orbis. There will be Q&A and networking over refreshments. To register – please email ospc@orbis.com

24

OCT

Bain Capital Credit Networking Event

  • Thursday
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Double Tree Hilton Cambridge

Please come to our presentation to learn more about starting your career as an investor on the buy side. Penultimate year students and finalists in any discipline are welcome to attend our short presentation, after which you have the opportunity to talk informally to our team over drinks and canapes. This will be highly informative for any wanting to apply for Bain Capital Credit's Summer Analyst program. This is a 10-week London-based Summer Analyst programme beginning in July 2020 with one week of boot camp on investing principles run by senior investment professionals. During the internship, Summer Analysts will have two business rotations of 4-5 weeks each and following this there is potential for a full time offer of employment to start in 2021.

23

OCT

Glencore Event

  • Wednesday
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Old Music Room, St John's

Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies. Founded in the 1970s as a trading company, we have grown to become a major producer and marketer of commodities – employing 158,000 people around the world. Join us for an event involving an introduction to Glencore, a trading simulation and a chance for networking.

22

OCT

Alta Advisers Presentation

  • Tuesday
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Newton Room, The Pitt Building

Join members of Alta’s investment team for a presentation on endowment style institutional investing. Alta is a single family investment office founded in 1995. They have a team of more than 30 members based in London and advise on a global, multi-asset class portfolio for the benefit of a philanthropic European family. Alta's mission is to support its clients' substantial philanthropic and entrepreneurial endeavours. They aim to generate attractive long-term risk-adjusted returns while maintaining the highest ethical standards. For those interested in investment management, this position is a job unlike any other. Investment Analysts interact with the world's top investors across asset classes, providing an exceptional learning environment in which bright and motivated individuals can thrive. Students from all subjects interested in either full time or summer internship roles are encouraged to attend! The presentation will cover: - Why is Alta's approach a good strategy for long-term, institutional investors? - How does Alta implement its strategy in practice? - What is an example of an investment Alta would make? This event is an excellent opportunity to meet some of the investment team and learn about their experiences. There will also be plenty of time for Q&A discussion with the team. To give us a sense of attendees, please register your interest in attending the event by emailing cv@altaadvisers.co.uk.

21

OCT

CUFIS RRF Launch Event + Info Session

  • Monday
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Bateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius

The Relative Return Fund (RRF) is a student-run c.£30k investment fund that all students have a chance to be a part of! There are SECTOR HEAD and ANALYST positions available across 8 sectors. The RRF is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills in equity research, valuation and financial modelling whilst gaining first hand investment experience. Sectors include Consumer & Retail, Financial Institutions Group (FIG), Healthcare, Industrials, Natural Resources, Real Estate and Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT). In addition, there is a dedicated Asset Allocation team to manage the strategy and risk management of the fund.

21

OCT

Diversity Dinner

  • Monday
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Hilton Hotel Cambridge

CUFIS's largest ever annual Diversity Dinner which will be held at Hilton Hotel Cambridge. This Diversity dinner will be the perfect chance to meet and network with representatives from a variety of different banks and financial institutions and a chance for students to find out what it is like to work at an inclusive and diverse firm. This event is for self identifying women/non-binary, BME+, LGBT+ or disabled students. Places are very limited and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so do apply now! Please submit your CV along with 200 words on why you wish to attend at: diversity@cufis.co.uk

18

OCT

Moelis Presentation

  • Friday
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • McGrath Centre, St Catherine’s

Come to hear a fascinating and insightful presentation by Robert Sorrell, a Managing Director at Moelis, to learn about the day-to-day of an investment banker, working at Moelis, and the evolving financial industry. This will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with him and other employees so you will have the opportunity to ask any tailored questions you would like. This is a highly recommended talk for anyone applying to any internships/spring weeks/graduate jobs in investment banking to improve your knowledge for interviews.

15

OCT

BAML GCIB Networking + Presentation

  • Tuesday
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

BAML will be hosting a GCIB Corporate Presentation & Networking at Cambridge this coming Michelmas! This will be delivered by some of the most experienced bankers, and therefore is an incredible opportunity to hear first-hand about investment banking, which will be immensely helpful as you begin to prepare for interviews. Global Corporate & Investment Banking (GCIB) is made up of Corporate Banking, Capital Markets, Transaction Services, Leasing and Investment Banking teams. These businesses structure and underwrite capital-raising transactions in the equity and debt capital markets on behalf of clients. They also give clients advice with merger and acquisitions (M&A), provide financial advisory services and execution in markets worldwide. Spaces are LIMITED, so please apply ASAP online.

11

OCT

CUFIS Meet the Committee

  • Friday
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Baroosh

Come meet the CUFIS Committee and enjoy some free drinks! We'll be around for a friendly chat, offering advice and answering questions about this year's amazing events which we have lined up, as well as any questions about the finance industry and applications! Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.