2400 studentsFrom more than 40 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 2018 on the ProRealTime trading platform. Prior to the beginning of the contest, you will have the opportunity to train on the platform. You can also ask any questions to our partner NewTrading on this website. You will trade on CAC 40 futures. 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 partners, Bloomberg and CACIB, M&A negotations between buyers and sellers will be organized. Then 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 2,400+ 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 ProRealTime
from February 2018 to March 2018
You wil be asked to create your account on ProRealTime 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 during the month of January and ask any questions to our partner NewTrading on this website.
Watch the results of a professional trader on ProRealTime on this link.
from February 15 to March 15, 2018
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?
April, 7th 2018
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.