The ESCP Finance Society (EFS) successfully completed the ninth edition of its annual Banking Trek in September 2022.
For the first time since COVID-19, the Banking Trek took place at the offices of participating institutions in London and Paris. It was also the very first multi-city event since the EFS was established.
The EFS Banking Trek is the flagship event of the society, and offers a one-week immersion in leading financial institutions operating within investment banking, private debt, asset management, sales and trading, and private equity. The Banking Trek combines exclusive networking opportunities with case studies, training, and employee insights in order to connect ESCP Business School students with top professionals and prepare them for competitive entry into the finance industry.
This year, 23 ESCP students from the Bachelor in Management (BSc), Master in Management, and Specialised Masters across four campuses were selected from over one hundred applications to travel to London and Paris.
Participating institutions were:
- HSBC, a global investment bank
- PJT Partners, a leading boutique-investment bank
- Armapartners, a leading boutique-investment bank
- Credit Suisse, a global investment bank
- Park Square Capital, a leading private-debt fund
- Berenberg, a leading capital-markets advisor
- Deutsche Bank, a global investment bank
- Partners Group, a leading private-equity fund
- Lincoln International, a leading boutique-investment bank
The Banking Trek was led by Paolo Cerciello, Onkar Kharadkar, Aya Abied, Caroline Kennedy, Pietro Comello, Lorenzo Della Pasqua, Bilal Aït-Aoudia, and David Sigant-Boatman.
The Finance Society
The ESCP Finance Society is one of the oldest student societies at ESCP Business School and is headquartered in London with members and events across all ESCP campuses. With four asset-coverage teams, fifty-five full-time members, and more than three hundred alumni working in finance, the EFS connects students with exclusive events, research articles, and resources to help them break into finance.
Board member David Sigant-Boatman shared: “The response from our participating banks has been loud and clear – our unique set of students from around the world are needed more than ever in finance, and the Banking Trek is the excellent first step into a career at the leading financial institutions.”
Onkar Kharadkar, Banking Trek leader and participant, added: “The Banking Trek enabled me to experience life as an Investment Banker and helped to expand my professional network across Europe. It was the best student experience led by ESCP Finance Society ever!”
Get in Touch
You can contact the ESCP Finance Society at financescp.net or via Instagram, and by email.
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