1800 studentsFrom more than 40 European schools
Free participation !The competition is absolutely free
Discover FinanceNo Finance background required
Win prizes !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 SimulationThe Trading Simulation consists of two sub-tests :
- the analysis of a trade
- the investment on markets thanks to a fictitious portfolio.
It will take place on the platform of our partner ActivTrades, specialized in the trading of Forex, CFD and Spread Betting.
Logical and numerical testThe exam we propose is a Gmat lookalike test.Our test is made of 30 questions: -20 analytical questions (15 problem solving and 5 data sufficiency questions) -10 verbal questions (critical reasoning questions)
M&A case studyThis test will take the shape of a situation scenario of a company wishing to acquire another one to improve its profitability.
Bloomberg Market ConceptBloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an 8 hour self-paced e-learning course that provides a visual introduction to the financial markets. BMC consists of 4 modules – Economics, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities – woven together from Bloomberg data, news, analytics and television.
Lunch - Animations - Candidates pitchOur main sponsor will introduce the 20 best teams during a speech. The third and last round will then begin : a sustainable finance pitch in front of finance professionals and the other participants.
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.
from February 10th till February 24th, 2016
The Forex Contest is the Trading Game of the European Finance Cup. It will take place from the 10th of February, 12 am to the 24th of February, 8 pm (GMT) on the ActivTrades MetaTrader4 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 are invited to the Closing Ceremony in Paris on April 9th.
The ceremony is organized in two parts.
First, the 20 best teams go through to last round.
Then, a forum takes place with a networking cocktail, interaction with our sponsors at their stands and CV reviews.
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.