Investia provides ambitious students the opportunity to co-manage an investment fund.
At Investia, our mission is to empower students who are eager to further develop their financial competence. We create an open environment in which all members are strongly encouraged to share and expand their investment skills through active portfolio management.
Together, we enable the forthcoming generation of investors to achieve more.
How do we
Investia makes use of a highly quantitative approach in its investment process. Through our own stock screener, we select relevant targets within a certain (sub)industry. Afterwards, targets are further analysed, making use of valuation methods including extensive discounted cash flow models, multiple analysis and several other parameters and ratios linked to the vision of the Investia Fund. Once in the portfolio, an asset is periodically reviewed.
How do we
All Investia members gather on a weekly basis. At the beginning of the meeting, our Chief Economist and Portfolio Manager give an update on recent macroeconomic and geopolitical events and on the performance of our portfolio.
The session continues with an industry pitch and multiple equity pitches, which focus on both the qualitative as well as the quantitative part of a company.
The weekly meeting is concluded by a profound debate on the presented equities and a democratic vote which leads to the decision whether to invest or not.
One of the most interesting aspects of an investment association is the never-ending ability to learn things from one another. We, as an association select our members to guarantee an open environment in which every member is strongly encouraged to share his knowledge and passion for investing. Previous investing experience is thus a valuable asset but not a requirement for applicants.
The strongest foundation for satisfying results is a likeminded team with a common goal. Therefore, a member of Investia distinguishes itself by breathing a devoted commitment to the association complemented with a never-ending strive to expand his/her financial toolset. Demanding the exact same thing from every single colleague establishes a thriving culture of shared responsibility.
As an association, we see it as our duty to guarantee complete transparency to our members. This implicates a couple of things: Every member can check on any moment what the current value of the fund is. Every decision of the board will be thoroughly motivated, every member has the right to demand an explanation if he believes that the provided motivation is not satisfactory.
The University of Chicago
“As a Law student, being a member of Investia has been a truly value-adding experience. I learnt a great deal by doing fundamental analysis and valuation on candidate companies for the fund, and Investia’s highly professional approach on portfolio management provides just the right framework in which to learn.
I am also sure that my experience at Investia will be extremely useful for my future Law career. I can confidently encourage Law students with an interest in corporate and financial law to apply and join Investia. I look forward to meeting you.”
LGT Capital Partners
“Founding Investia together with some good friends has been a fantastic experience which I will carry with me for many years. I have learned a lot, not only regarding investing, but also on leading an organisation. Furthermore, I have met friends for life with the same passion for investing and finance.
Also, Investia has opened many doors for me in the professional world. I am convinced I wouldn’t be the person I am now without this society. I would therefore recommend everyone, regardless of your academic background or current financial knowledge, to apply and join our organisation.”
“As a student interested in the Financial Markets, I was seeking practical experience and a platform to apply my theoretical knowledge. Investia allowed me to co-manage a fund with students from different academic backgrounds that are passionate about Finance. The friends I have made here will certainly outlast my stay at the fund and I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in financial topics.”
Ellen De Schrijver
Vlerick Business School
“I joined Investia to increase my knowledge of finance and to meet interesting new people, yet I got so much more out of it. Besides learning the hard finance skills, such as making extensive valuations and market analyses, I developed soft skills like critical thinking and standing up for my opinion.
Investia has opened up the world of corporate finance for me through many passionate discussions. But most of all, the members of Investiahave encouraged me to push my limits and reach my goals.”
Groupe Bruxelles Lambert
“Joining Investia as a founding member was easily one of my most rewarding experiences to date. It allowed me to gain valuable and hands-on knowledge of corporate finance, valuation methods, investment strategy, presenting and pitching stocks etc. Looking back, joining Investia was an important step for me, as it kickstarted my career in the financial sector. Furthermore, I’ve made lifelong friendships through Investia and as an alumnus, I remain close to the organization. I am very proud to see that Investia continues to be one of the most successful student-led funds, with very talented members.”
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