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Bocconi International Finance Competition

Written on April 14, 2015 by Campus Life in Professional

investmentIE has been invited to participate in the upcoming Bocconi International Finance Competition, where the Top 16 Global Business Schools will be represented. As only 1 team per school (up to a maximum of 5 members) can participate, the Finance and Capital Markets Club will be managing the screening process within IE for the competition. The team selected from IE will be provided with a case on the 4th of May, in order to submit their presentation to Bocconi by the 8th of May. Further preparation will then be required, with the final being held in Milan on May 22-23. Please be certain that you are able to participate when submitting a team, as only one team  from IE will be selected to go through for the competition.

The process for selection will be as follows:

Step 1: Teams to submit the names of the team members in an email to the Finance and Capital Markets Club at the following email address: by no later than 18:00 on Friday 17th April 2015.

Step 2: Following the submissions of the teams, please watch for announcements on the IE Finance and Capital Markets Club on Facebook. Teams that submitted their intention to participate in step 1 above must subsequently provide a 1 page submission outlining the team CV and motivation for entering the competition (Total 1 page, single sided, for the entire team combined). Please send your motivation documents to by no later than 18:00 on Friday 24th April 2015. The submissions will be judged by Professors within IE and the winners will be informed the following week.

For any queries, please again contact or the IE Finance and Capital Markets Club on Facebook.


An Insight into Recent Tech Valuations – Dot Com 2.0

Written on April 28, 2014 by Campus Life in Professional

20140407_190944IE Capital Markets Club is committed to regularly organizing interactive sessions, giving IE students the opportunity to gain insights from top-level professionals in the financial industry.

On April 07, 2014, the club organized “An Insight into Recent Tech Valuations – Dot Com 2.0?” held at MM 202, María de Molina 31. As the distinguished speaker, we had Francisco J. López Lubián, professor and former director of the area of finance at IE. With thirty years of experience in teaching, he has been associated with Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and IESE. He combined this teaching career with an intense career in business as a financial analyst at Hewlett-Packard, controller for the Sarrió Group, financial director for Sarrió Tisú and general financial director for the Isolux Group.

Professor López Lubián regularly contributes to leading newspapers, including Financial Times, and for the last five years has collaborated with Actualidad Económica journal and Expansión newspaper to publish the ranking of value creation for the shareholder.

With his wealth of experience in the financial industry, Prof. Lopez shared his opinion about the recent mind-boggling news from the tech sector. Facebook and Twitter’s IPO, the $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, tech stock trading at astonishingly high multiples – he shed light on these indications as another possible tech bubble (DotCom 2.0).

20140407_191341One of the most intriguing aspect of the event was how coherently Prof. Lopez explained the Facebook’s recent acquisition of WhatsApp, and eventually providing his view on the blockbuster transaction. He spoke about the valuation issues that posed different challenges for Facebook, the type of assumptions used for the valuation, and more than anything else, the future outlook for the combined companies.

At the end, there was an interesting Q&A session, where Prof. Lopez answered questions from the audience regarding the transaction.

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