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!

Joseph Simeon
President 2017/18

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 Hal Varian, Google’s Chief Economist; Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, one of the largest advertising agencies in the world; James Hoare, UK Ambassador to North Korea, and Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange. 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. Our flagship EFS Development Programme will ensure that you have a great understanding of whatever industry you’re interested in. 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.

The EFS Development Programme

This is our flagship, weekly program covering a wide range of industries including finance, consulting and law. We invite selected alumni and representatives from the best companies to give our members real insight into their work and the latest news in their industries in the form of short presentations and panel discussions. These insightful sessions will give our members an edge over the intense competition for their desired careers.


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