2000 students

From more than 40 European schools

Free participation !

The competition is absolutely free

Discover Finance

No Finance background required

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


of former participants

Speaker 3

Mehdi Rayane

Sales/Pricing Intern - BNP Paribas

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

Speaker 1

Ruben Montet

M&A Intern - KPMG

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

Speaker 2

Qianyi Gan

Financial Controller - Société Générale

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

  • Negotiations - Lunch - Animations - Candidates pitch

    With 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 networking

    Meet 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 2,000 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 20 better teams 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 March 1st, 2017 till March 25th, 2017

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The Trading Contest of the European Finance Cup will take place from March 1st, 2017 to March 25th, 2017 on the ProRealTime trading platform. Please create your account on ProRealTime before February, 28th at noon 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 and ask any questions to our partner NewTrading on this website.

Watch the results of a professional trader on ProRealTime on this link.
And some scalping examples just here.

M&A case

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

The 20 best teams meet in Paris

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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.


  • 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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