"The London Banking Circuit has become our most important recruiting channel for Belgian students. All of our Belgian hires for the past two years have participated in it. LBC is a first round interview. Hence, we invite students who do well during the case study and networking event for the formal interview rounds shortly after."
2015, 2016 & 2017 Participating Bank
LBC provides great opportunities for every ambitious person that aspires a career in finance. Not only do you encounter fun and like-minded fellow students during this trip, you also get great exposure at the investment banks. People are genuinely interested in getting to know you and your capabilities during the cases. Personally, I got a head start in the interviewing process and even got offered an internship position at one of the banks.
For any student aspiring a career in Investment Banking in the City, the London Banking Circuit provides a unique and invaluable way to get your application to stand out. It was truly amazing to see the banks put such great effort and time into hosting the participants, which showed their genuine interest in hiring from the LBC talent pool. Following the circuit, many of us got invited for interviews which for me personally resulted in an offer!
LBC is simply the best way to get a foot in the door in London's most prestigious Investment Banking and Sales & Trading departments. The trip allows you to surround yourself with like-minded individuals, access the necessary preparation materials for the interviews, and boost your chances of landing an offer altogether. LBC has helped me to receive multiple internship offers. Getting into this competitive world as a Belgian student is much harder when you go through the traditional application process, where you will be up against thousands of brilliant students from the world's best universities and business schools.
The London banking circuit was an amazing opportunity to experience investment banking in the city. The different cases gave us a good example of what investment bankers do and gave us an incredible opportunity to network with bankers. All the banks are genuinely interested in recruiting talents. I would definitely recommend to any student with an interest in investment banking to apply for the London Banking Circuit!
LBC is a unique opportunity to get an insight in the life and the work of Investment Banking. I particularly appreciated the personal advice and opinions received from people that actually work in Investment Banking. It is also nice, for once, to put yourself in the shoes of an investment banker through cases that included very interactive elements. For example, at Lazard we negotiated deal value with other groups, which made it so much fun. Finally, most of us got invited for interviews after this trip.
Before the trip, LBC provides you with excellent preparation material to boost your finance skills. During each visit, you will get a company presentation and an M&A case in teams of 4 or 5 students. The bankers will coach you and help you with complex financial models to get to the right transaction price and bidding strategy. After the case, you will get the opportunity to enjoy some drinks and get to know the investment bankers in a more informal setting. LBC has helped me to get multiple interviews and I even landed an internship position at one of the Investment Banks.