The LSESU Business and Investment Group is the premier business and finance society at the London School of Economics. It was established in 2019 through the combination of the two largest and influential societies, the LSESU Investment Society (founded in 2003) and the LSESU Business and Finance Guild (founded in 1996).
With each society having built a strong reputation, we are committed to maintaining our professionalism, dedication, innovation and creativity. With over 1200 members from 80 countries representing every discipline, we are the largest, most active, and diverse student society at LSE.
We are proud to have worked and built relationships with Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Rothschild & Co, Nomura, Barclays, EY, PWC, Deloitte, Accenture, Oliver Wyman, Allen & Overy, GIC, Glencore, Fitch Learning, CIMA, Bloomberg Institute, KEA Consultants, Orbis, Grad Diary, Coaching Assembly, TeachFirst, Oxford Business Group, Finimize, Qbera Capital and SPX Asset Management.
Our aim is to maximise the potential of our members and committee, equip them with the technical and professional skills needed to succeed in their chosen profession, and develop leaders for the 21st Century. Our career resources span investment banking, alternative finance, consulting, commercial law, entrepreneurship & tech. Previous members have gone on to secure highly competitive roles across the sectors which we cover.
BIG Conversations, our flagship event series, regularly brings to LSE high profile guests including CEOs, entrepreneurs, politicians, and executives. Our Corporate Relations team adds to our event offering by organising an array of exciting year-round sessions including keynotes, corporate presentations, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops. Past event topics have included public finance, the hedge fund industry, the private equity industry, financial laws, environmental finance and micro-finance.
Our educational project initiatives provide selected members with training and hands-on experience that will help them succeeed in their career of choice. Our project ventures include:
M&A Group, which provides fundamental valuation training to a select group of student-analysts each year;
BIG Capital, our real money investment fund;
Investment Research Group, whose analysts and associates produce fundamental analysis of securities and original investment theses.
Focal Point, our very own podcast, and the LSE Financial Review, our newly launched publication, aim to become useful resources for all LSE students looking to sharpen their commercial awareness, while offering selected members the opportunity to develop editing, writing, and relationship management skills.
With annual trips to destinations such as Amsterdam and Dubai, we aim to support members in securing their dream job abroad, and build relationships with students and professionals from leading universities and firms abroad.
We also offer a flagship mentorship scheme, which facilitates connections between members, and promotes the sharing of resources and ideas between students in different year groups.
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