2019 Events


How to Excel in Financial Modelling - 23 May

We hosted an educational practical workshop with alumni Foss Shanahan, Foss has experience in investment banking, making him the perfect person to walk those who attended through basic modelling to the more advanced techniques.

The workshop was tailored at all levels and went through the theory behind basic valuation approaches and practical examples of comparable approaches (looking at different multiples and when to use which) as well as a basic Discounted Cash Flows (DCF) model.

The event was hosted in a computer lab and was incredibly interactive - allowing members to work through the problems on their own computers and use the computers . The practical workshop was followed by a Q&A session addressing Excel, valuations and advice around careers in finance.


10 Years of UAIC: Cocktail Party - 17 May

We celebrated our 10-year anniversary of the club and hosted a cocktail party for both current members and alumni. We celebrated with drinks and nibbles, as well as speeches from our guest speakers Chuck Solgrove (alumni and past president) and Raymond Webb.

Breakfast with Businesswomen - 8 April

We hosted our annual breakfast panel, this year sponsored by EY, with some amazing female panelists from EY and other firms in the industry. They spoke about their struggles and successes in their finance careers and gave personal tips and advice for students. There was a Q&A around career opportunities for female students trying to get into finance.

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Capital Gains Tax Forum - 4 April

The forum gave members the opportunity to find out more about the proposed capital gains tax. The topics included how investors could be affected, both in terms of their current investments as well as potential future investments. How particular asset classes such as shares and housing were also covered.

The discussion focused on how CGT would affect both institutional and retail investment, as well as the impact the proposed tax will have on investor behaviour and general investment in the economy.

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Citi Global Markets Challenge - 1 April

We held our annual international Citi Global Markets Challenge where teams of 2-4 were able to put their investment strategies to the test by constructing a global active investment portfolio across equities, debt, FX, commodities, and cash. The winning team was given the opportunity to compete in the Global Finals at the Citi Sydney Head Office and placed third out of the whole New Zealand and Australia, winning a mentoring session with HR and a 1 year subscription to the Australian Financial Review.

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Investing 101 - 17 March

We held our annual Investing 101 with Raymond Webb discussing basic investment principles and the fundamentals of value investing. The event was designed for beginners with some examples and case studies for members who already have some investing knowledge.

Opening Night - 14 March      

Our first event of 2019 started off with an overview of our plans for the year and how our members can win an all-expenses paid trip to Sydney through the Citi Global Markets challenge this semester. We were joined by past and present UAIC members who talked about their internship and graduate experiences in Investment Banking, Consulting and Corporate Finance. This provided an insight for those who were

applying for internships this year or were wondering where UAIC could take you in the future. The event was followed by networking over pizza and drinks.