FINANCIAL STUDY ASSOCIATION ROTTERDAM - 2019-2020 Information Brochure 1 Information Brochure 2019-2020

FINANCIAL STUDY ASSOCIATION ROTTERDAM - 2019-2020 Information Brochure 2 Table of Contents Introduction About the FSR Become Active Committees Private Equity Conference Big 4 Cycle International Banking Cycle Asset Management Tour Financial Business Cycle Master Class International Research Project Sustainable Finance Conference iCansultancy Corporate Finance Competition Finance Day The Valuation European Finance Tour Investment Week Open Banking Day Social Media Financial Career Platform Become a Member 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

FINANCIAL STUDY ASSOCIATION ROTTERDAM - 2019-2020 Information Brochure 3 About the FSR Introduction The Financial Study association Rotterdam (FSR) is the study association for students interested in (Quantitative) Finance, Accounting, Controlling or Consulting at Erasmus University Rotterdam, both at Erasmus School of Economics and Rotterdam School of Management.

The FSR organizes informative activities for her 2800 members interested in finance and/or accounting, controlling and consultancy. To make these events possible, the FSR has partnerships with over 100 companies from several sectors. Furthermore, the FSR has a strong connection with the aforementioned schools of the Erasmus University.

For more information about the FSR, do not hesitate to contact us! You can send an e-mail to or call 010-408 1830 and you can always come by our office at NT-01. Also make sure you follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Linkedin. President Noah van Roekel Vice President Anne van Oosterhout Treasurer Joost Crul Commissioner External Relations Jasper Bonsma Commissioner Activities Emma Schuller Commissioner Finance Activities Larissa Davidsz

FINANCIAL STUDY ASSOCIATION ROTTERDAM - 2019-2020 Information Brochure 4 Get involved in the organization of our prestigious events The Financial Study association Rotterdam is widely known for her prestigious events.

Our active (committee) members work closely together with a member of the board to guarantee a successful event. Being an active member of the FSR means that you are directly involved in the organization of our projects and that you carry a lot of responsibilities. Each year the board shows its confidence and trust in its committee members by organizing an active members day in November and an active members weekend in March. As a member of a committee at the FSR you get the opportunity to become acquainted with our partners and it will offer you the possibility to familiarize yourself with the area in which you want to start your professional career.

This way you immediately are one step ahead of your fellow students. At the FSR, the students you will work with strive for a professional career in the financial sector as well. This will give you the chance to create a valuable network. If you have any questions or if you wish to apply as an active member, you can send an email to or call to 010-4081830. You are always welcome to visite our office in room NT-01!

Note: you can only become an active member if you are Dutch speaking. Become a Committee Member Introduction

FINANCIAL STUDY ASSOCIATION ROTTERDAM - 2019-2020 Information Brochure 5 Committees Introduction Join our committees! At the FSR, we have several committees for which you can apply, you can only apply for a committee if Dutch is your first language. The committees will be formed in July, September and January. For more information you can check our website You can find out which committee is responsible for which event and the amount of time each committee takes. The International Banking Cycle Committee, the Accountancy Committee, the Financial Business Cycle Committee, the ICansultancy Committee and the Asset Management Committee are already formed in July.

For the following committees the deadline will be on Sunday 15th of September. These committees are: » » Career Perspective Committee » » Corporate Finance Committee » » Conference Committee » » International Research Project Committee » » Masterclass Committee We also recruite committee members in November for » » Investment week Committee Furthermore, we have committees that are formed in January 2020, the deadline for these committees is 12th of January 2020. These committees are: » » European Finance Tour Committee » » Open Banking Day Committee » » Career Perspective Committee (additional member) If you have any questions or if you wish to apply for one of the above mentioned committees, you can send an email to or come by our office in room NT-01.

FINANCIAL STUDY ASSOCIATION ROTTERDAM - 2019-2020 Information Brochure 6 Private Equity Conference September On the 11 th of September, the Financial Study association Rotterdam organises the inaugural Private Equity Conference. The goal of this event is to give students an insight in the diverse world of Private Equity. The main focus lies on the upcoming challenges associated with ‘Dry Powder’. In the last couple of years, financial companies have increasingly made use of Dry Powder, a term that refers to cash reserves kept on hand. As for the Private Equity sector, it has become very challenging to find appropriate investment opportunities for this capital.

We have invited three renowned speakers to share their views on investment opportunities and the dilemma of this large pile of money. If you want to know more about Private Equity and innovative investment strategies the Private Equity Conference is the perfect fit.

Dry Powder Karel van der Voorden Senior Associate - 3i Kimon Baloumis Investment Manager - Parcom Capital Nikki de Witt Associate - Bridgepoint

FINANCIAL STUDY ASSOCIATION ROTTERDAM - 2019-2020 Information Brochure 7 Big 4 Cycle September Do you aspire a career as an accountant at one of the biggest accountancy firms in the world? Take the first step in your career and join the Big 4 Cycle The Big 4 Cycle is the perfect opportunity to get to know the four biggest accountancy firms. During this event you get the possibility to meet accountants, get to know their tasks and find out what distinguishes the firm and the employees from the other firms.

The event consists of four seperate inhousedays, so you can really experience what it is like to work as an accountant at each of the firms. During these inhousedays in cooperation with Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC, you will experience the world of accounting by trying to solve cases composed by employees of the firms. The recruiters and accountants can give you a clear view of what the day-to-day tasks of an accountant are within their organization. Each of the four days will end with a dinner and drinks.

FINANCIAL STUDY ASSOCIATION ROTTERDAM - 2019-2020 Information Brochure 8 International Banking Cycle September The International Banking Cycle, the largest Investment Banking event in the Netherlands After the success of the past twenty-two years, we proudly announce that the International Banking Cycle (IBC) will be organized once more. The IBC is the largest Investment Banking recruitment event in the Netherlands. Just like previous years the IBC will be organized by the Financial Study association Rotterdam (FSR) and the Financial Study association Amsterdam (FSA). The IBC gives students a clear view of the operational practices and possible carreer opportunities at a major international Investment Bank.

Eleven prominent Investment Banks will participate in the IBC. These Investment Banks are Nomura, Lazard, J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Morgan Stanley, ING, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citi. All banks will contribute to the IBC 2019 by giving workshops, presentations or taking interviews. For more information, check the website: BANK/EVENT DATE APP. DEADLINE LOCATION Opening Amsterdam September 13th - Amsterdam Opening Rotterdam September 13th - Rotterdam ING September 16th September 8th Amsterdam Nomura September 17th September 8th Rotterdam Bank of America Merrill Lynch September 18th September 8th Amsterdam Morgan Stanley September 19th September 8th Rotterdam Morgan Stanley (interviews) September 20th September 8th Rotterdam Lazard September 23rd September 15th Rotterdam Deutsche Bank September 24th September 15th Amsterdam Barclays September 25th September 15th Rotterdam J.P.

Morgan September 26th September 15th Rotterdam J.P. Morgan (interviews) September 27th September 15th Rotterdam Goldman Sachs September 30th September 22th Rotterdam HSBC October 1st September 22th Rotterdam CITI October 2nd September 22th Rotterdam

FINANCIAL STUDY ASSOCIATION ROTTERDAM - 2019-2020 Information Brochure 9 Asset Management Tour October - November An event especially for those interested in the world of Asset Management The Asset Management Tour is a collaboration between the Financial Study associations of Amsterdam (FSA) and Rotterdam (FSR). The Asset Management Tour is a perfect event for third-year Bachelor and Master students to get an in-depth view in the world of Asset Management. One of the most important parts of the financial sector, and probably the least known, is the Asset Management industry. Asset managers worldwide manage over $100 trillion, which makes them a vital part of the global financial sector.

Although we might not realize it, the decisions of these financial institutions influence everybody.

In this three-day tour you will visit various asset managers in and around Amsterdam. Moreover, you will spend nights in a hotel in Amsterdam. During the program you will work on strategic and interactive investment cases. Furthermore, you will lunch and dine with employees of all firms to figure out what working as an asset manager really looks like. Do you enjoy following financial markets, reading the Financial Times, watching your own portfolio or checking stock prices on the internet? Do you want to know who is behind “the market”? Do you want to invest billions with your team? Do you want to invest in companies that make the everyday headlines? If so, you may find a career in Asset Management appealing and join the Asset Management Tour!

FINANCIAL STUDY ASSOCIATION ROTTERDAM - 2019-2020 Information Brochure 10 Financial Business Cycle November Get to know everything about the diverse career possibilities as a young professional with a financial background TheFinancialBusinessCycleconsistsofseveralworkshops,inhousedaysanddinners with multiple different companies. The Financial Business Cycle is the perfect opportunity for upcoming financial professionals to explore their career possibilities. At an inhouse day, each company will introduce themselves in their own way. In addition to presentations and company tours, a significant part of the day will be reserved for business cases, allowing you to show your financial talent.

During an inhouse day you will have the opportunity to get to know the participating companies and experience the differences in activities and corporate culture. During the Financial Business Cycle multiple dinners are hosted in collaboration with prestigious partners. At every dinner, different partners will be present which offersyouthepossibilitytoviewmultiplecompaniesinaninformalsettingatthesame time.Furthermore,weorganizeinformalactivitiessuchasahighteaandsportsclinic. Additionally, companies from multiple financial sectors will offer on-campus workshops. They will provide information about the company and offer a challenging case which gives you the opportunity to excel and impress them with your knowledge, at the same time you will get familiar with the company.

The application for the Financial Business Cycle consists of individual subscriptions per company. 11 Master Class November - January - March Let us help you with your thesis with, amongst others, the Bloomberg Master Class Throughout the year we organize a range of Master Classes. One of them is the Bloomberg Master Class and is organized for students that want to become familiar with the use of Bloomberg, which can be useful in writing a thesis. This master class is organized by the FSR in cooperation with Bloomberg and Erasmus Data Service Centre (EDSC). The Bloomberg Master Class focuses on students that have limited experience with the use of Bloomberg and are interested in the analysis of market data.

During a one hour class the students will participate in a “Master the Terminal” session given by a Bloomberg professional. This class teaches students how to navigate the Bloomberg terminal and explore a tour of its services. The participants will work with Bloomberg on a computer while they will follow the instructions on the big screen. The skills taught in this class are very valuable for data analysis in order to conduct a research.

Are you excited to improve your skills and learn more about the Bloomberg Terminal? Or do you want to become more familiar with the use of Bloomberg to perform research or write your thesis? Then we would like to see you at the Bloomberg Master Class. 12 International Research Project December-July Curious about the corporate world of another continent? This is your chance! Apply for the International Research Project 2020 The International Research Project is FSR’s biggest project. The aim of the project is to give students the opportunity to investigate a financial topic in a consultancy assignment at an international company.

On this international location the participants will get in contact with different stakeholders by means of company visits and meetings with locals. The students will get a good insight into the differences between the business environment of the international location and the Netherlands.

The IRP will start in December 2019 with inhouse days and guest lectures atDutchcompanies.Thesecompanieswillsharetheirinternationalexperiencesand will assist the students with their consultancy assignment. In July 2020 the participants will travel to the foreign destination to continue their investigation on location. The participants will be divided in teams and each team will investigate a different company. The IRP will be concluded with a presentation of the results which will give a clear perspective of the outcomes and lessons learned.

Do you want to be a consultant and finalize your research in another country? Do not hesitateanylongerandapplyforthe International Research Project 2020. 13 Sustainable Finance Conference January Get to know the emerging Sustainable Finance Sector during workshops and by attending the subsequent conference In 2020 the second edition of the Sustainable Finance Conference will be organised. The Sustainable Finance Conference is a one-day event during which companies can show their affiliation with Sustainable Finance to students. Students can learn about the sector by participating in the workshops and attending the conference. During the workshops students get acquainted with the working activities within the Sustainable Finance Sector.

After the workshops, companies can speak to the the students in a more informal manner during the lunch. For the conference we invite several speakers from relevant companies and institutions to contribute to the discussion by sharing their insights. The conference will end with a networking drink for all participating firms and students. 14 iCansultancy January Discover the world of Strategy Consulting iCansultancy is a collaboration between FSR, FAECTOR and In Duplo. This event is all about Strategy Consulting. The aim of this project is to make 20 highly motivated female students acquainted with the world of strategy consulting. The event will take place at a high end location in Amsterdam where students will get to know the world of Strategy Consulting in one day. The program will consist of company presentations followed by cases of these companies. Every case will be followed by a lunch or a drink in order to get to know the participating companies better.

This event is suited for a broad range of students, thanks to the contribution of the different associations. Students in the fields of business administration, economics, econometrics and finance are all encouraged to apply! 15 Corporate Finance Competition February Join this five star event on a five star location The Corporate Finance Competition is known as one of the most prestigious Corporate Finance events in the Netherlands. Each year the Corporate Finance Competition is organized in cooperation with leading companies. During two days of business courses, students will meet several companies. Guided by the professionals of these entities, students will work on interactive and challenging cases in a team setting. After each case the respective company will choose a winning team. At the end of the competition one team will be the overall victor of the Corporate Finance Competition!

Besides the formal interaction with the participating companies during the cases, sufficient leisure time and informal contact is offered during the lunches, dinners and social drinks. Each year this event takes place at an exclusive and luxurious venue. Previous years the hosting venues for this challenging business courses have been, amongst others, Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg and Grand Hotel Karel V. The fact that the Financial Study association Rotterdam organises the Corporate Finance Competition does not imply that it is only allowed for students from the Erasmus University Rotterdam to apply.

On the contrary, a nationwide promotion campaign guarantees an annually increasing amount of participants from different universities throughout the country. 16 Finance Days March A perfect day to see the career possibilities in the field of finance FSR organises together with EFR and STAR two separate days especially for second and third year Bachelor students interested in Finance. These days are perfect to help you choose for a minor, major or master and to learn about the career possibilities in the field of Finance. The Finance Days will give you the opportunity to see what it is like to be working in the world of Finance. Professors of the Finance departments of both the Erasmus School of Economics and the Rotterdam School of Management will kick off these days with a short introduction about the master programs.

Next, several companies will tell you more about different tracks of Finance. Specialists in the field will give presentations that are open to all interested students, allowing them to see finance from a practical perspective. The only thing you have to do, is subscribe for this event.

We will also invite companies that operate in the field of Finance to present their workshops to a selected group of students. This will provide students with a more in-depth view of what it is like to work at one of these companies. 17 The Valuation March - April Learn how to value a company from a London professional This event consists of two days in which you will be taught how to bring valuation theory into practice. Two companies will be testing your valuation skills during their workshops. This gives you the opportunity to excel and impress them with your knowledge and at the same time you will get familiar with their advisory departments.

This day will be organized in Rotterdam and includes a dinner with both companies in the evening.

Prior to the workshops, Training the Street will organize a valuation training. You will learn the fundamentals of popular corporate valuation techniques used by investment banking practitioners. This training is used within investment banks, business schools and high ranked universities around the world, for example at Harvard and INSEAD. The main goal is to train candidates, who are seeking employment at investment banks and in the field of finance. 18 European Finance Tour May Want to visit a financial hotspot in Europe and figure out the differences in corporate culture across countries? Join the European Finance tour The European Finance Tour (EFT) is a yearly study trip for Dutch students with a financial background.

It offers a group of 20 students the opportunity to learn about developments in and differences among the financial systems in a European city. By visiting a broad range of interesting companies, financial organizations and institutions, the participants of the EFT get a brief, but great insight in a financial system outside the Netherlands. Some of the past destinations are London, Frankfurt, Zurich, Milan, Madrid and Vienna.

The EFT is an event during which the FSR offers students the opportunity to get introduced to a broad range of companies and institutions. By visiting companies the students will get an insight in how business is done in the country of destination by presentations and cases on interesting topics. Next to the main program, participants will have the chance to explore whatever the city has to offer. This way, the EFT provides a perfect mixture of professional and social activities. 19 Investment Week May The Investment Week is the biggest investment event for students in the Netherlands Jointly organized by the investment society B&R Beurs and Financial Study association Rotterdam (FSR), the event gives students the opportunity to get in touch with diverse world of investments.

The program of the Investment Week is designed in such a way that students can choose the area they have a specific interest in. Participating companies are hedge funds, private equity firms and investment banks. Subscription for the Investment Week is free for students from both B&R Beurs and FSR. Once subscribed, you can apply for all activities during the week. In this week, full of workshops, seminars and case competitions, students work towards the climax of the week: the Investment Symposium. The Investment Symposium forms the final and most prestigious chapter of the Investment Week.

Students and professionals from all across The Netherlands are welcome to attend this event. You do not want to miss this opportunity to learn from first-hand experience! 6 juni 2019 erasmusaula investment symposium Challenging the current 20 Are you interested in fintech? Come to the Open Banking Day The Open Banking Day is a collaboration between the Financial Study association Rotterdam and Turing Students Rotterdam. Last year, the first edition of this event was organised. During this day, experts and representatives from banks, technology companies and management consultancy institutions tell their stories, debate, and tackle questions about a topic that changes every year. Last year’s topic was Open Banking, which is an increasingly used term. In 2015, the EU administered the Payment Services Directive II, requiring banks to share the data they have collected about consumers - your data - to third-party developers.

The idea is to open up the elusive banking world to fairer competition, consolidate a more integrated European electronic market, give consumers more freedom to decide what to do with their money, and incentivise innovations. Do you want to learn more about the connection between fintech en the financial world? Join us at the Open Banking Day!

Open Banking Day May 21 Visit our Facebook & LinkedIn pages for updates on upcoming deadlines, events, activities and reports. Also check out our Instagram to follow our board & social activities! Social Media 22 Financial Career Platform The next step for your career! Are you looking for your dream job or internship? Or are you still looking for a means to get acquainted in certain industries? Then you can visit our NEW website, for more information. The FSR Career Platform has been developed to meet the needs of students who are orienting themselves for their future careers.

All our partners regularly update their profile, so you can view all the latest internships, inhousedays, business courses and vacancies. The website offers you a complete overview of all career opportunities in the leading finance and accountancy companies. Where to start your career? 23 Become a Member Enjoy all benefits of a FSR membership for only 5 euros per year! All the events described are highlights of what we organize throughout the year. But there is even more: guest lectures and lecture slides booklets are also provided by the FSR in cooperation with the professors. Every student interested in Finance, Accounting, Controlling or Consulting should become a member of the FSR. The costs of a membership are only 5 euros per year. Participation in any event requires membership of the FSR.

As a member, you will be informed about all our events, upcoming deadlines, news of our partners. We also offer the possibility to become an active member and join one of our committees. To subscribe, visit our website, click the ‘Sign up for membership’ button and subscribe as an FSR member. Do not forget to like our Facebook page to stay updated.

The Financial Study association Rotterdam highly values international students. However, not all of our partners are hiring international students and therefore, vacancies and events may not always be open for everybody. Nevertheless, we want to encourage all students to apply to, and participate in, our events. If you want more information, do not hesitate to contact us. Phone: 010-4081830 E-mail: Website: Address: Burg. Oudlaan 50, NT-01 Facebook: Instagram: fsrrotterdam LinkedIn: Financial Study association Rotterdam (FSR) 24 Address Financial Study association Rotterdam p/a Erasmus University Rotterdam Burg.

Oudlaan 50 Room NT-01 3062 PA Rotterdam Phone: 010-4081830 E-mail: Website: Facebook: Instagram: fsrrotterdam Visiting hours: Monday till Friday from 09.00 till 17.00

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