Welcome to the Economics and Finance Society, the EFS. As the largest, most sponsored 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, thank you 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!

Leonard Schneiders
President 2018/19

What we do


Be inspired. Our 64-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 Pat Bajari, Amazon’s Vice-President & Chief Economist; Jan Woerner, Director General of the European Space Agency; Lord Gus, the former head of UK Civil Service, and Lord Deighton the former COO of Goldman Sachs. 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 Mentorship Scheme will ensure that you have a great understanding of whatever industry you’re interested in. The UK Investment Banking Series (UIBS), Trading Challenges, and London Leadership Conference 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 lend you the easy opportunity to meet other people from a variety of backgrounds, degrees, and areas – all whilst having incredible fun at London’s Global University.

Facts & Figures

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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.

EFS Bloomsbury Capital

EFS Bloomsbury Capital is the first student-run and only real-money investment fund at UCL. Founded in 2012, the Fund has become an integral component of the UCL Economics & Finance Society and employs a fundamental, value-driven approach to investment.

The Fund has returned 27% over the past academic year, delivering 12% alpha versus the S&P 500, with core holdings resilient to the broader market sell-off in February. The Fund’s consistent outperformance makes it one of the most successful student investment clubs across the UK. Anticipating a market rotation to bond proxies and consumer staples, 2018/19 should be an active year for the fund, which will be led by Chairman James Kelly and recruiting a new analyst class at UCL in October.

The EFS Mentorship Scheme

This is our flagship program covering a wide range of industries including finance, consulting, technology, and law. We invite selected alumni and representatives from the best companies to give our members real insight into their work, and bolster individual progress with peer mentoring. These insightful interactions will give our members an edge over the intense competition for their desired careers.

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