The Bocconi Students Investment Club (BSIC) is the oldest and largest student organization in Bocconi University that aims at promoting a wide variety of finance related activities outside the classroom to the Bocconi community. Two core principles lie at the center of the Bocconi Students Investment Club: the desire to produce professional, high quality content, and the desire to bring value to the members and to the greater Bocconi community. These can be seen through our activities and members.
The “Investment Club” idea came from a group of Bocconi students from the Master of Science in Finance interested in applying their knowledge to practical cases. The association was founded during the first semester of 2010 and received the University’s official approval in April 2011. From the start of the activities, a BSIC primary goal has been the one to provide members with the foundation, skills, and relationships to develop successful financial careers. This ambition have allowed our growing alumni network to hold positions at many of the world’s top investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds, and diverse financial institutions.
The Bocconi Students Investment Club is one of the five Bocconi student associations that founded the Circolo Bocconiano in the Fall of 2016. The Circolo’s aim is to constantly improve the quality of the activities of its member associations, to facilitate the creation of new bonds among its members, and to help them get in touch with the University and the job world more effectively. Click here if you want to find out more about the Circolo Bocconiano.
The heart of our activities is a weekly meeting where all the active members convene. Following a discussion on recent topics of relevance, we agree on trade ideas, deal analysis and research that will be published on the BSIC website and newsletter. Longer-term projects such as in depth-reports are also explored and produced by the members. The Bocconi Students Investment Club also runs external activities open to all Bocconi students. These have included in the past: market making competitions, networking events with finance professionals and former members, case studies, events on how to get a summer internship and much more.
The club strives to have 30 active members at any given time, roughly equally split between its two divisions, Corporate Finance and Markets.
Markets members focus on:
– Macroeconomic analysis
– Value investing approach
– Technical analysis
– Quant strategies
Corporate Finance members tend to look at:
– Restructuring deals
– Strategic reviews
Whether in Markets or Corporate Finance divisions, all our members share a deep passion for finance and a high personal standard. We all share a willingness to improve the Club and transitively ourselves.