Welcome to the Economics and Finance Society, the EFS. As the largest, most reputable and innovative society at UCL, we are very excited about the year ahead. If you are new to UCL this year, we’d like to extend a very warm first welcome and hope to meet you soon! For those returning to UCL, we hope you had a great summer – welcome back.

From your entire committee, thanks for visiting our website. We’ve worked hard over summer to bring you a great line-up of new events. Get ready for the best year in EFS history. See you on campus!

Darshan Shah
President 2016/17

What we do


Be inspired. Our 60+ year reputation attracts global leaders in Economics, Business and Finance to share cutting edge research and ground-breaking ideas. Last year we welcomed speakers such as Nobel Laureate, Eric Maskin, Award-winning author, Tim Harford and Google’s Chief Economist, Hal Varian. At the EFS, it’s only the latest and greatest for our members.


Jumpstart your career. Our sponsors are always on the look out for exceptional students. We give you the chance to show them what you’re made of. The UK Investment Banking Series (UIBS), Trading and Stock-picking Challenges are some of the biggest events of the year. Our CV clinics, workshops and skill sessions will help give you the edge to stand out from the crowd.

Friends & Network

Stay connected. Our 5-star calendar gives you every chance to get in touch with the people in-the-know, with networking opportunities all year round. Our legendary socials make it super easy to meet other members from a variety of degree backgrounds, enhancing your social experience at London’s Global University. No one throws a party like the EFS.

Facts & Figures

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Events Annually

UK Investment Banking Series

The UK Investment Banking Series is a national competition jointly initiated by the Finance Societies at three top London universities; Imperial College, London School of Economics and University College London. These Finance Societies have partnered with some of the world’s leading investment banks to bring you the UIBS.

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EFS Bloomsbury Capital

Bloomsbury Capital is the first and only student-run investment fund at UCL. Founded in 2012, the Fund has since become an integral component of the UCLU Economics and Finance Society.

Focusing on investments in equities, Bloomsbury Capital adopts a fundamental, value-oriented approach. Bloomsbury has delivered a total return of 18.5% in the past academic year, outperforming the iShares S&P 500 Total Return ETF by over 7%. This makes it one of the most successful student investment clubs across the UK by portfolio yield.

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The International Finance Student Association

The IFSA is currently the worlds largest student run finance association, established in 4 continents and constantly growing. In the UK alone, it has connected the very best universities, including Cambridge, Imperial, LSE, Oxford, UCL and Warwick.

It’s benefits include a website to promote your profile on for employers, and many events and programmes, highlights include a Women in Finance Day, Seeking Alpha (stock pitching competition in which the finalists meet in New York), Investment World Cup, Stock Market Game, Financial Modeling Workshop, CV checking and a Mock interviews scheme.

Here is the link to sign up completely free: http://ifsa-network.com/register/

Or feel free to talk to Oscar Giles, one of the UK Directors, if you have any questions.


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