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“I always enjoy your conference, it is the best one we have seen and we will be happy to come back whenever you need us.” 
Mark Howden
Managing Director, Jefferies


The UCL Finance Conference is the flagship event of our society and has established itself as one of the biggest and most prestigious finance conferences in Europe, Middle-East and Africa, attracting the finest talent from across the globe. The event has served as a vibrant and educative platform since its inception in 2010, connecting ambitious students with industry leaders, through a day of presentations, workshops and networking sessions in collaboration with our sponsors. With previous partners for the conference including J.P. Morgan, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, the UCL Finance Conference brand has grown to be more renowned than ever.




The 2018 UCL Finance Conference featured one of the most senior and esteemed speaker line-ups in the history of our event. Expanding on the success of last year, we anticipate that the 2019 UCL Finance Conference will be the best to date in terms of speakers, networking opportunities and overall experience for attendees.

The conference main features will include:

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

This year, we have secured 5 of the most senior speakers from across the finance industry, including those from prestigious firms like BlackRock, Citi and JP Morgan, to speak about the future of finance and their vast experiences in the industry. Each year, our senior speakers offer invaluable insight and advice to our ambitious delegates who aspire to enter the world of finance and no other event offers the opportunity to listen to such prominent figures. Ensure you stay connected with the UCL Investment Society on Facebook as we announce this year’s speaker line-up in the months leading up to the conference.



With representatives from almost every major firm in the industry, the UCL Finance Conference offers delegates an exceptional opportunity to make valuable connections and learn more about the culture of different companies during the vital internship recruitment period. Delegates are also invited to attend the UCL Investment Society’s event on ‘How to Network’, as preparation for the conference. With most students considering networking and connections the key to success in the finance industry, the UCL Finance Conference has continuously built up the scale of the networking event to better cater to the demands of our delegates.

Investment Banking Workshop

Investment Banking Workshop

For many students, one of the most challenging aspects of entering the finance industry is getting through the technical interviews. With this in mind, the UCL Finance Conference will include a workshop from Financial Edge Training, which will give delegates an excellent overview of the major, industry-standard procedures and techniques. Financial Edge provide training to analysts at many major firms, including Goldman Sachs. We are, therefore, very excited to welcome them to the conference in 2019. In recent years, the workshop has become one of the most popular and highly-lauded events of the conference, with past delegates considering it a vital aspect to distinguish you from the pack when applying for internships and graduate roles.



Everybody has seen Jordan Belfort sell Aerotyne shares to unsuspecting clients in The Wolf of Wall Street.

The Stock Pitch Competition is your chance to taste the broker experience for a few minutes. Except you won’t be selling your ideas to regular people. You will be pitching them to a jury made out of experienced Jefferies analysts and directors, led by Mark Howden, Managing Director.

Do you have what it takes to make it in sales? Join the stock pitch competition and find out!



London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square

Our venue this year is the luxurious London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square. This beautiful, five-star hotel in the heart of Mayfair will provide the perfect environment for delegates to make their first steps in the finance industry. Included in the ticket price is a three-course meal.

Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London W1K 6JP