We encourage you to take the opportunity to participate in competitions around the globe. Challenge teams of professionals and students from other leading Universities.
Our team can support formation of teams, just send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our team lines up exciting competitions for our members, keep yourself posted.
When & Where?
- Applications close on 24th September 2020
- Close the Deal will be hosted completely online.
- Close the Deal M&A Competition will run between September and December 2020, start and finish dates TBD
Close The Deal: International M&A Competition
IE Business School has teamed with Focus Finance to provide students with the opportunity to work in unison with a diverse international team to collaborate, create and close a real-life potential M&A deal in the Fall 2020 Close the Deal Competition.
Not only will students be provided with mentorship and technical sessions, but successful participants will have the ability to present their findings to a panel of Investment Banking and Private Equity Professionals. Previous finalists have also earned material compensation as their deals have been put into practice, and many others have obtained internship and job offers as a direct result of their M&A Origination pitches.
- Build your international network by teaming up with students worldwide
- Benefit from having your own mentor working with your team, bringing unique insights into a number of different industries
- Attend online technical sessions into M&A and Origination Skills
- Learn how to Originate Business, a skill valued through the finance community as one of the key foundations for any Deal Maker
- Present in front of a panel of Private Equity and Investment Banking professionals as a finalist
- Originate a potential real-life M&A deal, helping companies create value and kickstarting your career in Investment Banking.
When & Where?
- Case Release: February 24, 2020
- Solution Deadline: March 13, 2020
- Final Event: April 24, 2020
Global Case Competition Harvard 2020
The GCCH is one of the most prestigious and largest finance case competitions world wide. The competition is organized by the Harvard College European Business Group (EBG), Harvard Graduate Business Club (GSAS) and the IFSA Network.
The case focuses on a recent M&A, Private Equity, and Investment Banking scenario. The case will be released to participating teams on February 24, 2020 and competitors will have until March 13, 2020 to solve it. The top 10 teams will get the opportunity to present their case solution at our final event on April 24, 2020 at Harvard University to a distinct panel. The panel of judges consists of esteemed professors and distinguished industry professionals. The winning team will be entitled to a cash prize of USD 10,000.
The GCCH is an outstanding opportunity to learn and interact with students, cultivate an influential network, and engage with distinguished finance professionals.
- $10,000 #Winning Team
- Send us your CV per email indicating interest for participation, we will facilitate team formation
When & Where?
- Competition Starts: November 15, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. UTC
- Competition Ends: November 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. UTC
CFI’s Global Financial Modeling Competition
Introducing CFI’s Global Financial Modeling Competition! Join the thousands of financial professionals who will compete to be named “number one in the world at financial modeling and valuation“. This prestigious competition will announce the top 20 finishers globally as a sign of distinction among finance professionals across the globe. Enhance your own professional profile by becoming one of the distinguished competitors, plus be have a chance to win up to $10,000 of cash prizes!
This unique financial modeling competition launches with the release of a case study containing detailed financial information about a company. All of the participants are then tasked with building a valuation model in Excel from scratch (or with a template), based on the information provided, and must arrive at a valuation for the business.
Contestants will have 1 week to build their model, determine a valuation, and then upload the completed model to our system.
- $7,000 #1 First Place
- $2,000 #2 Second Place
- $1,000 #3 Third Place
When & Where?
- 3 month to go
Kaggle: Using News to Predict Stock Movements
Can we use the content of news analytics to predict stock price performance? The ubiquity of data today enables investors at any scale to make better investment decisions. The challenge is ingesting and interpreting the data to determine which data is useful, finding the signal in this sea of information. Two Sigma is passionate about this challenge and is excited to share it with the Kaggle community.
Challenge others together with our team on Monday evenings from 6p.m. at MakerSpace.
- 1st place – $25,000
- 2nd place – $20,000
- 3rd place – $15,000
- 4th through 7th place – $10,000 each
When & Where?
February 8th: Case is ReleasedMarch 1st: Deadline for Submission of Case Solutions
- Other dates:
March 15th: 10 Finalists AnnouncedApril 26th: Receptipn and Networking Event in Cambridge, MAApril 27th (day): Finalist PresentationsApril 27th (evening): Black Tie Gala, Winners Announced
Global Case Competition at Harvard
The Global Case Competition at Harvard is the world’s most prestigious student-organized case competition. This year’s competition is organized by the Harvard College European Business Group (EBG), and the International Finance Student Association (IFSA).
Their goal is to bring together the best students of economics and finance throughout the world, and to offer them fantastic opportunities: to meet like-minded students, world leading institutions, and renowned guests. For this third edition of the competition all participants will enjoy a meet and greet reception, networking in Boston, and two days of case solving at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, before ending the weekend with an amazing closing ceremony.
A digital copy of the case will be disbursed to all participants and can be completed from abroad. The top 10 teams will be given the opportunity to make a short case presentation to a select panel of distinguished professors and industry professionals. If a top 10 finalist is not able to come to Cambridge, MA for the live final competition then a video presentation will need to be submitted.
When & Where?
- First round: February 2019
- Final: April 2019
- USA (travel expenses are covered for finalists)
Sustainable Investing Challenge
Contestants must propose and defend a strategy that uses finance and investment tools rather than an operating enterprise to address an environmental or societal challenge. The competition is an opportunity to apply core finance principles to target the economic, social and environmental challenges that drive the field of sustainable investing. Pitches might focus on areas like water, energy, food, social mobility, climate change, education or healthcare, among others. Contestants are encouraged to apply the entire spectrum of investment tools, styles and asset classes.
Two-page prospectuses must be submitted in February. The prospectus should outline a unique sustainable investment strategy. Ten finalist teams will be announced in March. These teams will be flown to Hong Kong and will be provided with two nights of lodging, and are expected to present their proposal at the finals competition on April 12, 2019.
Only Graduate students
Details about registrations will be posted in early 2019
When & Where?
- 30th October – 15th November 2018
- Winner presents on Sohn London Investment Conference
SOHN Investment Idea Competition
The Sohn London Investment Idea Contest seeks to identify the most timely and actionable investment idea to be featured at the Sohn London Investment Conference. A distinguished group of judges will select the winning investment idea based on the judges’ determination of the most compelling idea with a 12-month horizon.
The winner presents the idea in a ten-minute presentation in front of attendees at the prestigious Sohn London Investment Conference.
Competition begins on: 30th October, 2018 at 9:00 A.M (London time)
Competition ends on: 15th November 2018 at 9:00 P.M. (London time)
When & Where?
- 3-4th of November
CFI Financial Modeling Competition
Join the thousands of financial professionals who will compete to be named “number one in the world at financial modeling and valuation“. This prestigious competition will announce the top 20 finishers globally as a sign of distinction among finance professionals across the globe. Enhance your own professional profile by becoming one of the distinguished competitors, plus be have a chance to win up to $10,000 of cash prizes!
It is a life-changing experience that fosters education and commitment to continuous education. Participants will have the chance to showcase their expertise as individuals or teams and gain international credibility through an accumulation of practice and hard work.
Competition Starts: November 3, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. UTC
Competition Ends: November 10, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. UTC