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The academic year is coming to an end and Queen Mary Trading and Investment Society (QMTIS) is looking back on a very successful year. As the biggest and most active finance-related society on campus with more than 300 members, we expanded our extensive network across the City and have been sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. We were nominated for “Society of the Year” and “Best Event of the Year” at QMSU Societies Awards after having held more than 25 events with guest speakers from various prestigious investment banks, asset managers and alternative investment firms. Our topics this year ranged from CV workshops, insights into corporate banking, investment banking, Venture Capital & Start-ups, Proprietary Trading, Emerging Markets, Prime Brokerage, Private Equity, Asset Management, Asset Allocation and Economics and Tech.
Just before the Christmas Break we hosted the Economics Ball together with the Economics Society. The event was a full success with more than 100 students enjoying the black-tie event including 3-course dinner, DJ and live performances. (Check out some pictures on our Facebook page)!
In February, we hosted a full-day Trading and Capital Markets Masterclass in collaboration with the Economics Society. Students could experience the life of Sales, Sales-Trader and Traders on a trading floor. We also brought in the UK Chief Economist from Nomura who talked about Britain’s housing market and had an ‘Insight into the Private Equity Industry’ session with alumnus Tobias Richter from Providence Equity Partners.
Members not only benefit from our events but can also join our various sub-divisions. For example, our growing Tech Team has developed their own trading simulator game which you can find at https://qmtistrader.com/ They’re still working on it, so give it a shot and leave us some feedback so we can improve it! They’re doing some great projects and research which is being published on www.qmtis.com. By the way, they’re looking for some keen and passionate members of their team. email@example.com, so get in touch if you’re interested!
The mixture of our weekly events, learning through projects in our sub-divisions, our mentorship programme and our established network prepares members well for their careers. QMTIS members have been successful in securing internships and roles at various firms such as Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Citi, UBS, Credit Suisse, RBC Capital Markets, BlackRock, BNP Paribas and Nomura. However, it’s not just the careers focus that makes us a strong society. It’s our passionate and driven members who go the extra mile.
We’re looking forward to the next year and are hoping to welcome and inspire new members for QMTIS.
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