“AUEB Students’ Investment and Finance Club” is a non-political and non-profit student initiative, and the first Finance Club amongst Greek Universities.
It aims to promote the social dimension of Finance, demonstrate the potential positive impact of investments on society, train and inspire its members on different functions of Finance.
For this purpose we plan and implement innovative activities which are mainly related to:
•Investments and Stock Markets
•The broad universe of finance through activities such as insight days, internships, workshops and involvement in research
•Building a strong network with other European Finance Clubs and maintain a strong alumni base
Last but not least, we emphasize on the cultural fit of our members, in order to ensure the Club’s success, and for this purpose we have established a selection process. Thus, our members are well-rounded and highly motivated individuals with genuine interest in Finance.
The AUEBs’ IFC comprises the following bodies:
Consists of all the active members & the honorary members of the Club. It is held every 1 or 2 months and decides on any matter of the Club.
Consists of 5 members with one year incumbency. It is elected by the annual general assembly every September and their role is the management of the Club and achieving its core objectives along with developing a long term strategy.
Consists of all the Club’s Alumni. The Alumni work as network of trusted 3rd parties which help the Board of Directors to evolve the club and act as mentors, providing career guidance to the members.
Interested in becoming a member?
We aim to create a community which can impact the whole student society. To achieve our goals, we have set the highest standards for our members with a simple and transparent entry process. The process for entering the club starts by submitting your application. After we examine your application, you will be called in an Interview with members of the board of directors. To be considered as a member and join the club you must meet the following criteria:
• Study at Athens University of Economics and Business as a BSc Student (who hasn’t surpassed his/her legitimate years of study) or an MSc Student or a PhD Candidate or be a recent graduate.
• Not being affiliated with any Political Group.
• Have exceptional Academic Performance.
• Have rich and unique professional and student experiences.
• Meet our Diversity and Inclusion Standards.
Our emblem, a symbol of the creation and the deeper mentality of our club.
In the center, there is the legendary mermaid, the Medusa’s head, which had the ability to turn into stone whoever dared to look it in the eyes. It’s undoubtedly an Ancient Greek element. The choice of the mermaid is a kind of allegorical gate. Looking Medusa is like looking into yourself in the eyes and putting the greatest effort to overcome your biggest fears. You can either step back or proceed forward in a way that will make you considerably stronger.
At the bottom, the phrase «esse est percipi» is written. The deeper meaning of this expression is that the perception of something, is what really establishes the foundations of its existence. It consists of an element of the philosophy of “plasticity” that describes the world, or in other words it is a basis that highlights the fundamental importance of the power of ideas and analytical thinking in its creation, by providing many different alternative dimensions and perspectives.
Last but not least, the background is dominated by the exciting wheel of luck (rota fortunae). As it is lyrically mentioned in the poem collection Carmina Burana of the 13th century, “Fortune rota volvitur; descendo minoratus; alter in altum tollitur; nimis exaltatus; rex sedet in vertice; caveat ruinam!”
You can find more information about our members and their interests through our magazine catalogue “Bubble”.