UC Investment Society

Events

Check out our upcoming events below!


BNZ Presents: Women in Finance Careers Evening
Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

BNZ Presents: Women in Finance Careers Evening

The Investment Society is very pleased to announce our very first Women in Finance event for 2019! Presented by BNZ, the Women in Finance Careers Evening will feature 3 panel speakers from different departments and experience levels from BNZ to talk about their careers and their thoughts and advice for being a woman in the finance industry!

Come along and get the chance to ask any questions you may have about their experiences as a woman in the industry and network with a range of BNZ professionals!

Our 3 panelists are:
Katia Addison - Senior Partner, Agribusiness and Specialists
Nikki Cochrane - Branch Manager, Colombo
Kathryn Bainbridge - Dealer, Treasury Solutions

And of course it wouldn't be an Investment Society event without FREE FOOD AND DRINKS FOR ALL WHO ATTEND!

The panel will begin at 6pm but get there early to network with BNZ employees and other students who attend! There will also be time for networking and food after the panel!

You don't have to be a woman to attend this event! Come along and learn about how the other half lives and works in the finance industry!

Dresscode: Business Casual

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INFINZ - 'Goldilocks vs The Big Bad Wolf: The outlook for global markets'
Mar
12
5:30 PM17:30

INFINZ - 'Goldilocks vs The Big Bad Wolf: The outlook for global markets'

This is not to be missed for anyone interest in the finance industry or who wants a chance to network with some INFINZ members! This event is free for all INFINZ members* and their guests and at the moment, The Investment Society has a wicked deal for you! 

Investment Society members can sign up to INFINZ through us and will get a membership for only $20! Even better is that when you sign up through us, you go in the draw to win one of three memberships meaning you'll be refunded your $20!

*Membership is $20. Once a member, any other INFINZ events will be free.

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Young Finance Professionals' Careers Evening
Mar
5
5:30 PM17:30

Young Finance Professionals' Careers Evening

Event Description

The Investment Society is pleased to present our second event of 2019, The Young Finance Professionals Careers Evening, presented by INFINZ!!

This will give you the opportunity to hear from 6 panelists about what they have to say about the finance industry, how they got to where they are and some tips they may have on applications and the industry!

Our panelists for the event are Matt Janet (ANZ), James Hill (PwC), Nancy Dong (Murray & Co), Michael Foley (PwC) and Simon Greenwood (Reserve Bank)! There will be plenty of time for networking after the event so make sure you come along with any questions you may have!

And of course, it wouldn’t be an Investment Society event without some free food and drinks! This event is absolutely free, just register below to ensure there is enough food to go around!

Dress code: Business Casual or better

Remember your ID as this event is R18!! No entry without an ID!

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The Investment Society Premier 2019
Feb
26
5:30 PM17:30

The Investment Society Premier 2019

Event Description

The Investment Society is pleased to announce our Premier for 2019 to start the year off with a bang!
This is the perfect event to make some new friends or catch up with your old mates while enjoying a drink or two at Bentley’s! 

This is a free event for anyone wanting to attend, from any faculty, however with strictly limited spaces registrations are essential! We have some of our sponsors coming along as well as faculty members and industry professionals! What else could you want?! And in case the stellar guest list hasn’t sold you on the night, the first drink is free for UC students (how good!) and there will be plenty of good food to go around! 

Can’t wait to see you all there! 
Dress code: business casual or better Food and drinks will be provided.

This event is sold out! See you all there!

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IN-Vested Interests #4
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

IN-Vested Interests #4

Description

Our fourth and final instalment of IN-Vested Interests is here for 2018! Find out how the global insurance markets work and the high-risk environments that they operate in with Bevan Killick, from Lloyd’s of London.

Free food and drink will be provided.

Space is strictly limited, register below now!

Bevan Killick - Bio

Bevan was Christchurch born, raised and educated and is a graduate of the University of Canterbury (Accounting and Management Science). He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Audit New Zealand in Wellington. After spending 12 years working in senior roles in the Lloyd’s of London insurance market, Bevan returned to Christchurch and quickly established a full time career as a professional director.

Bevan holds governance positions in a variety of sectors, including being on the board of Southern Response and the Public Trust. He served on the Audit Committee of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London for over six years. In October 2013 he became the youngest ever President of the Canterbury Club.

In 2004 Bevan was granted the Freedom of the City of London and is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of World Traders. In 2014 Bevan was recognised as a “World Class New Zealander” by the Kiwi Expat Association (“KEA”) and in 2015 was awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Commerce, Manufacture and Arts (RSA).

Register

Name *
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Date

6PM - 7PM
Tuesday, 16th October
E12 (Engineering Core)

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Trading Competition 2018
Sep
12
to Oct 17

Trading Competition 2018

Join us for our inaugural University of Canterbury Trading Competition! Trade leveraged FX and commodities on the CMC platform to make the highest returns over a month-long period.

Register

Registrations have closed for 2018.

Description

  • Compete individually or in pairs

  • Cash prizes of $2,000 and an all-expenses trip to visit a leading full-service financial services firm’s trading room are up for grabs

  • Learn how to navigate and fully utilise Bloomberg, to gain insights and vital financial information in the UC Trading Room

  • Learn important skills in financial research, foreign currencies, commodities, equity indices, leveraged trading and risk management

  • Tutorials, guidance and weekly-drop in sessions will be provided by industry experts, UC Business & Law and The Investment Society

Dates

Competition

Start: 8AM Monday 17th September
End: 5PM Friday 12th October

Awards Ceremony

Location: Mix Café
5PM Wednesday 17th October

Details

Terms & Conditions

Contact

tradingcomp@ucinvestmentsociety.com

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Cryptocurrency Portfolio Competition 2018
Aug
22
to Oct 1

Cryptocurrency Portfolio Competition 2018

Join us for our first ever Cryptocurrency Portfolio Competition! With cryptocurrencies rising in popularity and public awareness, it’s a key time for any investor to consider the potential in this fast-paced technology.

We are teaming up with Cryptopia to bring a stock portfolio style challenge to the world of cryptocurrencies. Compete against other members of the society for a share in $750 of prize money, or equivalent in your designated cryptocurrency.

Result Submission

The following steps must be completed by 5pm Sunday, 30th September 2018. Any results submitted after this time will not be considered for prizes.

Step 1: Login
Login to your Cryptopia account. Visit the balances page.

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Step 2: Screenshot the Balances page.
Take a screenshot of the balances page, similar to the image shown below. Your account name and BTC balance must be clearly visible in the screenshot.

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Step 3: Save trade history
Visit the Trade History section. Adjust the number of entries visible to 25,000. Save a complete copy of your trade history to a CSV file. See the image below for details.

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Step 4: Submit
Send your Balance screenshot and Trade History CSV file to cryptocomp@ucinvestmentsociety.com by 5pm, Saturday 29th September 2018.

Step 5: Complete!
Winners will be announced on Monday, 1st October 2018.

Dates

DOT Distribution

6PM, Wednesday 22nd August

Competition

Start: 6PM, Wednesday 22nd August
End: 5PM, Friday 28th September

Awards

Location: Undercroft 101
6PM, Monday 1st October

Resources

Tutorial Presentation
Terms & Conditions

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Stock Portfolio Competition 2018
Aug
2
to Nov 14

Stock Portfolio Competition 2018

Our member favourite Stock Portfolio Challenge is about to begin for 2018! Make sure you get involved early to give yourself the best chance of winning our prizes!

What is it?
Buy and sell virtual shares in 200 nominated companies on the ASX, simulating real trading through real time stock prices and brokerage fees.

What can I win?
We are stoked to have Craigs Investment Partners on board sponsoring our first place prize of a $1000 trading account. We will also have spot prizes as the competition progresses, make sure you have liked us on Facebook to be on the lookout for these!

Registration

Step 1 - Register for MyASX
Head to the ASX website (www.asx.com.au) If you are already registered with MyASX, click "Login to MyASX" (top right on the ASX homepage), add your username and password and login. If you haven't registered before, simply click the "Register" button; fill in your details and register. Once you have confirmed your registration via an email link sent to your inbox, login to MyASX.

Step 2 - Complete Game Registration
Once you have logged into MyASX - go to the MyASX home page and select the ASX Sharemarket Game. Complete your Game registration by choosing a player name and filling in other essentials for the Game. You will then be registered for the ASX Sharemarket Game.

Step 3 - Join the League!
Under the "Game play" menu, select "Leagues" and then "Join leagues".
Enter in the details below:
League ID: 23729
Password: challenge2018
You will be joining the league: UCIS League

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Valuation Competition 2018
Jul
17
to Jul 23

Valuation Competition 2018

The Valuation Competition is here! Your team will be tasked with determining the price of a recently listed NZX company and recommending a buy/sell/hold recommendation, in front of a panel of judges from PwC and the Chief Financial Officer for the chosen company.

Key Dates

➤ Tutorials

3.00PM Tuesday 17th July
3.00PM Thursday 19th July
UC Trading Room (Business & Law)

➤ Final Brief

5.15PM Friday 20th July
LAW105 (Business & Law)

➤ Trading Room Hours

9AM - 5PM Saturday 21st July
9AM - 5PM Sunday 22nd July

➤ Presentation Night

5.30PM, Monday 23rd July
Undercroft 101

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Finance Career's Evening
May
10
5:30 PM17:30

Finance Career's Evening

Come join us for our second annual Finance Career's Evening! We will have a number of recent UC graduates and industry leaders to give you some insight into what it takes to enter the investment and finance sector.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal / Business Casual
ID Requirement: Passport, Drivers License, 18+ Card
Food: Vegetarian and gluten free options available

Registration:

SOLD OUT.

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Stock Portfolio Challenge 2017
Aug
3
to Nov 15

Stock Portfolio Challenge 2017

The annual Stock Portfolio Challenge is currently underway! Compete against other members to claim the top prize of $1000, sponsored by Craigs Investment Partners. Buy and sell virtual shares in 200 nominated companies on the ASX, simulating real trading through real time stock prices and brokerage fees. 

Competition Information:

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Valuation Competition 2017
Jul
30
to Jul 31

Valuation Competition 2017

The Valuation Competition is quickly approaching. Your team will be tasked with determining the price of a recently listed NZX company and recommending a buy/sell/hold recommendation, in front of a panel of judges from PwC.

Tutorial Material:

Competition Information:

Competition Instructions:

Tutorials: 

  •  2pm - 4pm, Thursday 27 July in Law 409
  •  2pm - 4pm, Friday 28 July in Law 409

Competition:

  • 30th - 31st July 2017
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