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Weekly Newsletter (07/10/2018)

By Joe Arrowsmith

Hi Everyone,

Thank you to all who came down to our booth during Fresher's Fair! We hope you learned more about ICIS.

  1. Inaugural Launch Event - Investment and Finance Applications and Internships success guide!
    ICIS will be welcoming everyone on Tuesday 9th October in Huxley LT311 at 6 pm. Be sure to attend to find out more about this year's top events, weekly meetings as well as an Investment and Finance Applications and Internship success guide including a CV and cover letters survival session, an overview on the different roles in investment banks and a quick jargon buster!

  2. Become eligible for Investment Society's events by becoming a member today for FREE!
    Simply go at https://www.imperialcollegeunion.org/activities/a-to-z/investment to become a member and join us for free events, cookies and education for the full academic year. Just make sure you are logged in on the union website.

  3. Fresher's and new members catch-up.
    Throughout summer, ICIS has been sending out weekly newsletters with market and portfolio updates, as well as information regarding other initiatives and events. They are outlined as follows:

a) Building your Career at the City and Beyond by 33 St James's.
As you can see from our flyers at Fresher's Fair, the firm 33 St James’s will come to Imperial on the 1st of November at 6.15pm with several external speakers from the financial services industry to explain the different roles that are available in the industry, what a good application for spring and summer internships looks like and a small presentation about creating a start-up. Free registrations are live here. We expect the places to be sold out quickly! Membership required.

b) Investors Challenge 2018-2019
The first ICIS Investors Challenge is now open for registration! Simply sign up for free with a team of up to 4 members here. This is going to be a long-term trading challenge where your team will be free to take positions on various assets and manage your own portfolio. Registrations close on 17 Oct 2018 at 11pm. The best team will win £50 worth of prizes! This is also an opportunity to get exposure to the financial markets and add something relevant to your resume. Membership required.

c) Market and portfolio updates, and article contributions
Weekly market and portfolio updates, as well as various articles covering different topics written by our members can be found at our website here. We highly encourage all new members to read through them and we always welcome article contributions from our members. Message Thomas Alston, our editor-in-chief, at thomas.alston17@imperial.ac.uk if you are interested in writing for ICIS.

  1. Investment Society Opportunities
    We have some great opportunities available from our sponsors – a few can be found here.

a) Flow Traders
Flow Traders have some great opportunities available in the PDF attached in the email, the deadline for these opportunities is the 16th of October.

b) Finimize
Confused about all the finance terminology or finding it difficult to digest the FT? We recommend signing up to Finimize. It is a free morning newsletter that gives you a simple rundown of two important market events.

c) Campus for Finance
Our friends over at Campus for Finance have invited the Imperial College Investment Society to the WHU's 2019 New Year Conference. To name a few, the sponsors list includes: HSBC, RBC, Rothschild and many others. The conference takes place in the Stadthalle Vallendar on 16th & 17th of January 2019. We live in a world in which change is perpetuate, which is what the topic “Next Generation Finance: Landscape is Changing – Are You?” will address. The conference offers many special features such as workshops with sponsors, speeches, and networking opportunities. I would like to invite all who are interested in attending the conference to apply ASAP, because the deadlines are approaching fast (November 1st, and December 1st) and the sooner you apply the sooner you will know if you will be attending so travel planning will be easier. To get a 15% discount please apply using the by following this link: https://app.campus-for-finance.com/login, use your @imperial.ac.uk email and mention the Imperial College investment society in the application.

We look forward to seeing you at the launch event and hope you have a great year ahead.

Kind regards,

Joe Arrowsmith
President – Investment Society