Over 3000 studentsFrom more than 250 European schools
Free participation !The competition is absolutely free
Discover FinanceNo finance background required
of former participants
"This is a great opportunity to compete with the best students in Europe and to meet finance professionals"
"It was the perfect way to concretize my theoretical knowledge and to get familiar with real business cases"
"The European Finance Cup is a diversified and demanding competition, pre-experience of a real financial analyst"
Online Trading ContestThe Trading Contest of the European Finance Cup will take place from February to March 2021 on the Capital.com trading platform. Prior to the beginning of the contest, you will have the opportunity to train on the platform. You will trade on CFD only and a daily ranking will be carried out.
Negotiations - Lunch - Animations - Candidates pitchOnly the 20 best teams of the online trading are qualified for the Finale. The last round is a stock pitching exercise 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.
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 3,200+ 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 Capital.com
From February 8 to March 15
Each participant will receive a link sent to your e-mail with which you registered; this link gives you access to the competition. You will then be asked to create an account on Capital.com.
Every participant is trading under the same contest account conditions:
- Initial deposit : €100,000 (virtual fund)
- Access to the CFD
You will allow to practice on the platform from February 1 to February 7 with a link sent to your e-mail with which you registered. A new link will be sent to the same e-mail address to participate in the competition from 8 February to 15 March.
The 20 best teams will be invited in the Edhec Campus in Paris. The ceremony is organized in two parts: First, you will be all gathered in the auditorium to present in front of all the participants and our partners a stock pitching analysis. A jury constituted by partners and the president of the association will deliberate to give us the winners. 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.