2000 studentsFrom more than 40 European schools
Free participation !The competition is absolutely free
Discover FinanceNo Finance background required
Win prizes !1st team gets €1,000 ! Check out our awesome prizes
of former participants
Sales/Pricing Intern - BNP Paribas
"This is a great opportunity to compete with the best students in Europe and to meet finance professionals"
M&A Intern - KPMG
"It was the perfect way to concretize my theoretical knowledge and to get familiar with real business cases"
Financial Controller - Société Générale
"The European Finance Cup is a diversified and demanding competition, pre-experience of a real financial analyst"
Trading SimulationThanks to our partner ProRealTime you will have access to a professional trading platform and will manage a virtual portfolio of €100,000. You will have the opportunity to trade on various types of securities and display charts indicators in real time. You will be able to trade securities listed on all the major Foreign exchanges: CAC 40 stocks, the DAX, etc. A daily ranking will be carried out.
M&A case study made by CACIBThis test will take the shape of a situation scenario of a company wishing to acquire another one to improve its profitability.
Negotiations - Lunch - Animations - Candidates pitchWith the help of our partner, Bloomberg and CACIB, M&A negotations between buyers and sellers will be organized. Then the last round is a stock pitching in front of finance professionals and the other candidates.
Closing ceremony - Cocktail networkingMeet finance professionals who support the European Finance Cup, during a speech of our main sponsor and at the stands prepared for our partners.
A networking cocktail is offered to the audience. Each partner has a stand at which participants can interact with them.
Today, a new, responsible and innovative finance develops worldwide. All the financial activities know 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 1,800 participating students the issues of the financial world. We so offer them the opportunity to discover the Trading, the M&A, the structured financing and the sustainable finance (ISR). This unique experience, accessible to the novices as to the initiated, represents an asset to be afterward hired.
It is from this perspective that we offer to 50 better students the opportunity to reach in finale and to meet financiers during our cocktail and networking forum, as well as to have fictitious interview with them.
Trading simulation on the ProRealTime platform
from February 15th till March 15th, 2017
The Forex Contest is the Trading Game of the European Finance Cup. It will take place from February 15th, 12 am to March 15th, 8 pm (GMT) on the ProRealTime trading platform.
Every participant is trading under the same contest account conditions:
- Initial deposit : €100,000 (virtual fund)
- Leverage : 1:5
- Access to the Forex, CFD Indices, Commodities
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?
The 20 best teams meet in Paris
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.
Do I need a Finance background to compete ?No. Students from all majors can apply. Our sponsors will give you training handbooks (on M&A, Trading...) with all the necessary information to be prepared for the rounds.
Am I eligible to participate ?You need to be a current student at a European school providing higher education (university, business school, engineering school...).
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.