University of East Anglia Finance and Investment Society

The University of East Anglia Finance & Investment Society is the place to be for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the finance industry, or for those who are seeking to improve their personal investment skills and knowledge. 

We provide workshops, talks and practical simulations to develop your professional skills, networking events to expand your opportunities and social events to join an ever-growing community of like-minded students. Regardless of your experience or degree, come join UEAFIS and springboard your way into a fantastic career, or join our real ESG Investment Fund - Oakwood Fund, to gain the practical experience you need to break into the finance industry.

By joining today, you will have access to our global network of professional finance expert speakers, mentors and alumni who will open doors for you in your career journey.

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We offer financial simulations events within our Fintech Lab, partnered with Amplify Trading, covering practical skills in real time investing.
Student-managed long-only global macro ESH investment fund. Responsible for managing over £40,000 in assets. A portion of these profits are donated to charities.
We hold our Annual General Meeting social every year to celebrate the achievements of our members and to network with our sponsors.
UEAFIS provides a platform for ambitious students from any subject to enhance employable skills and grow their network.
We host numerous social events for our members such as quizzes, movie nights, themed nights, pub crawls and many more.
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UEAFIS Careers Week  

We are delighted to announce that for the first time, UEA Finance & Investment Society ran our very own Careers Week on the 22nd March 2021.

We hosted panels and talks from highly distinguished professionals at major institutions.

The week included; Buy-Side Panel, Employability Talk, Compliance/Risk, Sell-Side Panel, Quant/Tech entry level workshop

With something for everyone, this was a hugely ambitious week of opportunity. 

Society Socials 

The society organises frequent socials for all member to socialise with other like-minded members.

Previously we have hosted quizzes, movie nights and many more!

These events are an opportunity to come and meet committee members, grab a drink, network with peers, alumni, lecturers and employers, and ask any questions.

Projects

Oakwood Fund

Oakwood Fund Management is a student-run investment fund, currently managing £40,000 in assets. It is open to all students at the University of East Anglia.

The fund was established to develop the skills, practical experience and career opportunities of students, bridging the gap between theoretical lessons and practical investing.

The fund equips students with real-life experience in investment analysis, trading and portfolio management. Oakwood follows the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) philosophy when selecting investments.

We believe that ESG is the future of investment banking and education in its application is vital.

The fund uses a long only investment strategy in the aim of generating profits. Oakwood works alongside industry partners to devise its strategies. A portion of these profits are donated to charities.

Committee List

•    President – Emma Marsden
•    Vice-President – George Abbott
•    Board Secretary – Harriet Holbrook
•    Treasurer – Jack Lowe 
•    Head of Corporate Relations – Kadiata Kaba 
•    Head of Social Events - Sebastian Brennan
•    Managing Directors of Investment Fund  – Oliver Andrews & Abdul Shaikh 
•    Director of Investment Fund – Cameron Dix
•    Chairman of Investment Fund - Syed Bakht 
•    Head of Marketing & Media  – Cailyn Bendall
•    Head of Technology – Saadman Ahmed
•    Union Council Rep & Head of Collaborations – Haaris Shah
•    Head of CSR - Adria Ramonda 

How to Join

If you have any questions, feel free to email the society at investmentsocietyuea@gmail.com or check out our website. 

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