2400 students

From more than 40 European schools

Free participation !

The competition is absolutely free

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No finance background required

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1st team gets €1,000 ! Check out our awesome prizes

Testimonials

of former participants

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Mehdi Rayane

"This is a great opportunity to compete with the best students in Europe and to meet finance professionals"

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Ruben Montet

"It was the perfect way to concretize my theoretical knowledge and to get familiar with real business cases"

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Qianyi Gan

"The European Finance Cup is a diversified and demanding competition, pre-experience of a real financial analyst"

Schedule

    In the recent past years, a new, responsible and innovative finance has developed worldwide. All the financial activities have known a change. It is in this context that Transaction EDHEC set up in 2010 the European Finance Cup.
    The aim of this competition is to convey to the 2,400+ participating students the issues of the financial world, and provide them with a comprehensive insight of what they could actually do both in Corporate Finance and Financial Markets.
    This unique experience is also a chance for the participants to find an internship. In that perspective, the 20 best teams can enjoy the networking cocktail organized at the end of the Great Finale.

Online Trading Contest on ProRealTime

from February 2019 to March 2019

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You wil be asked to create your account on ProRealTime with the e-mail you are using for the competition on this link (each participant has to create an account).

Every participant is trading under the same contest account conditions:
- Initial deposit : €10,000 (virtual fund)
- Access to the CAC40 Futures
We suggest you to practice on the platform during the month of January and ask any questions to our partner NewTrading on this website.

Watch the results of a professional trader on ProRealTime on this link.


M&A case

from February 1 to March 5, 2019

In this Case Study, you will analyse real-life M&A deals.
Decisions that you will face include company overview, merger deal overview and valuation methods used.

You will have to answer questions such as:
- Company X wants to acquire one of these 3 companies. Which one should they acquire, and why?
- Company Y needs to raise capital – should they raise debt or equity, and what’s the best way to do it?
- Company Z wants to expand – should they acquire another company, merge, or continue to grow organically?

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Closing ceremony

March, 29th 2019

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The 20 best teams will be invited in the Bloomberg LP Headquarters in Paris.

The ceremony is organized in two parts: First, you will have to negotiate with another team about the M&A case you would have already studied during the first round. Then, you will be all gathered in the auditorium to present in front of all the participants and our partners a stock pitching analysis. The theme of the investment pitching will be given later. Last year's theme was the ICT.

F.A.Q

  • Can I participate alone ?

    No. You need to form a team of 2 or 3 people to participate.
  • Is it expensive ?

    The first and second rounds (Trading Simulation, M&A cases) are online and completely free. The closing ceremony in Paris, where the 20 best teams attend, is free of charge (lunch, cocktail), but the transportation is not included.

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Informations

The competition starts on February 8 2019 and therefore it is important to pinpoint some elements. From February 4 to 7, candidates will be able to train themselves and get used to the platform.
We are going to give an access to a ProRealTime account on which they will train and do the trading contest. Candidates will receive via an e-mail a link which will allow them to choose a password (unless you have already created a ProRealTime account with the mail you used to register for the competition).
Some rules must be followed in order not to be disqualified:
▪ You must not reset your portfolio
▪ You must not trade a security that does not match the criteria of those used for the competition
▪ You must close all your positions before the competition’s end
▪ You must cancel all your pending orders before the competition’s end
▪ You must no go above x50 leverage (you must keep a security margin regarding the maximal leverage allowed)
▪ Automatic trading is allowed but an abusive use of these trades (>100 per day) will lead to a disqualification.
If you want further information regarding your ProRealTime account, a live presentation will be broadcast at 6.30pm on Tuesday February 5th, and you will be able to find all your answers in this Frequently Asked Questions. Moreover, you can find the answers to your questions on the following LinkedIn account.
Good luck to you all.