Luxembourg Finance Tour

Luxembourg Finance Tour

From the 7th to the 9th of November, the Solvay Finance Club, in collaboration with the Solvay School Alumni, will organise a 2 days and 2 nights trip to one of the biggest financial hubs in Europe: Luxembourg! The planned visit will bring you into contact with employers of several noteworthy banks and investment funds, such as UBS, Keytrade Bank and more big financial players to follow. Additionally, it will feature a drink with Solvay Alumni Luxembourg to answer any questions you might have about a job in finance.

Who can apply ?

All Solvay Students currently in 3rd Bachelor or pursuing a Master Degree are eligible to apply.

Please note that half of the place (10/20) are reserved to investors of the investment fund.

How to apply ?

Do you have a strong interest in finance and you are highly motivated? Then send us an email to: financetrip@solvayfinanceclub.com    including your CV and motivation letter. (If you are an investor please say it in your email or CV)

Each selected applicant will be asked to pay a fee of €100 (include transportation, accomodation and breakfast)

Application Deadline: 23h59, Sunday the 30th September 2018

Why should you apply ?

  • Get your cv at the top of the stack by exposing yourself to many financial companies .
  • Opportunity to meet alumni from SBS-EM who are currently working in Luxembourg .
  • Opportunity to meet other students passionate about Finance .
  • Exposure to many financial sectors in Europe’s financial hub .

Financial players

UBS

UBS Group is a Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company founded and based in Switzerland.

Co-headquartered in the cities of Zürich and Basel, it maintains a presence in all major financial centers as the largest Swiss banking institution in the world .

It is even the largest wealth management bank in the world with financial assets invested of 2,821 bilion Swiss francs in 2016 .

ING is a Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation.

The company is born in 1991 of the merger of two Dutch financial institutions : Nationale Nederlanden et NMB Postbank Groep.

ING LUXEMBOURG is born in 2003 for the merger of two entities of the ING Group : Crédit Européen SA et ING Bank (Luxembourg) SA.

The bank is focused on 3 major pillars : Retail banking, Private banking and corporate banking.

The Bank is now one of the main employer in the country.

Keytrade Bank is a financial services company based in Belgium with a subsidiary in Luxembourg.

Belgium’s first online investment site VMS-Keytrade, was founded in 1998. In 2002 VMS-Keytrade became Keytrade Bank and acquired its banking status by taking over RealBank.

Today, Keytrade Bank is part of the Crelan Group which is for 50% owned by the Crédit Agricole Group, one of Europe’s largest groups (own funds of €64.8 billion and net result of €6 billion).

Since June 2016, Keytrade Bank is part of the Crédit Mutuel Arkéa Group.

Founded in 1920, by The Banque Industriel d’Alsace et de Lorraine , Banque de Luxembourg is one of the most important financial institutions in Luxembourg.

They main sector of activity are : Private Banking , Professional Banking , Asset Management and Businesses .

they are a wholly owned subsidiary of Crédit Mutuel-CIC via the Crédit Industriel et Commercial (CIC). CIC serves around 4.97 million private, professional and corporate clients.

It has tens of thousand billion dollars under management.

Kneip was founded in 1993 by Bob Kneip.

They are an industry leader in data management and reporting solutions for the investment and insurance industry.

The company is working with a new digital platform which allow their customers to fulfil all their regulatory and market demands in one place, significantly reducing time, resources and costs.

The European investment fund is a specialist provider of risk finance to benefit small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) across Europe.

It is part of the European Investment Bank group.

The company aims to:

  • fostering EU objectives, notably in the field of entrepreneurship, growth, innovation, research and development, employment and regional development;
  • generating an appropriate return for our shareholders, through a commercial pricing policy and a balance of fee and risk based income.

More than 1 million SMEs have benefited from enhanced access to finance through financial instruments managed by EIF.

Degroof petercam is the biggest private bank in Belgium. It is born of the fusion of Degroof bank and Petercam in 2015. The company is located 9 countries : Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Italy.

PricewaterhouseCoopers is a multinational professional services network headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the second largest professional services firm in the world, and is one of the Big Four auditors .

PwC is a network of firms in 158 countries, 743 locations, with more than 236,000 people. As of 2015, 22% of the workforce worked in Asia, 26% in North America and the Caribbean and 32% in Western Europe.

The company’s global revenues were $37.7 billion in FY 2017, of which $16 billion was generated by its Assurance practice, $9.46 billion by its Tax practice and $12.25 billion by its Advisory practice. PwC provides services to 422 out of 500 Fortune 500 companies.

The LuxSE is based in Luxembourg City .

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange specialises primarily in the listing of international bonds, in which it ranks first in Europe with 25,831 debt securities listed as of August 2016.

To this day, Luxembourg has maintained a dominant position in European bond issues with approximately 40% of all cross-border securities in Europe listed in Luxembourg.

In September 2016, LuxSE became the first stock exchange globally to introduce a platform for green financial instruments – the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX). LGX gathers issuers that dedicate 100% of the raised funding to green investments.