DIF Broker is a provider of online investment services for self-directed investors, offering the convenience of trading multi-product and multi markets, setting a new standard in online investments. Their multiple awards in finance world make them to stand out from the rest.
Students from UPF’s community are invited to participate in a “TRADING COMPETITION”, organized and spread by Pompeu Consulting. Dif Broker, supplies us some key services that guaranteed the success: its trading platform service, speeches by brokers with full of knowledge, furthermore, economically prizes for the 3 best investors, who have achieved higher payoffs. We are proud to say that this competition is growing year after year. In 2016 edition, 90 motivated and skilled students participated in it. Our work here, is to help the students to get acquainted with financial markets, by providing speeches and organizing some meetings.
Last trading competition 2017, more than 110 students from UPF were subscribed to participate into it!
Workshop Uría Menéndez
Founded in 1940, Uría Menéndez is one of the most prestigious international law firms. With a team made up of more than 500 lawyers distributed around 17 offices located in Europe, America and Asia, Uría Menéndez has been ranked as the first Spanish law firm by Chambers & Partners for the three last consecutive years. We have had the pleasure to receive them at the Pompeu Fabra University both the 17th and the 24th of May, and they also welcomed us to their offices the 26th of May.
During the first session, in our University, the partner Daniel Ripley and the junior associates Pau Panadés and Alexandra Mercader introduced to our students one of their administrative law cases. Afterwards they talked about a pro bono case where they worked giving legal advice, showing their more social side.
The second session was based on how to advise an entrepreneur from both a partner and a junior associate’s point of view, José Soria and Meritxell Sayol respectively.
Finally, we have been welcomed to their offices, located at Diagonal business area. The law students of our University have been delighted to talk to several new members of the firm, who have sincerely explained their own experiences and answered the enquiries of our inquisitive students.
This Uría Menéndez workshop has been very profitable according to the positive feedback we received form the attendants, who had the chance to get to know a bit deeper this firm.
Business Case Competition
In teams of three members, participants will solve two cases and prepare a final presentation in front of the jury, which is composed by prestigious firms such as Boston Consulting Firm (BCG), McKinsey & Company and Bain, together with university professors. There is no minimum age or experience required to participate. Students from all UPF Faculties and courses can participate in the Case Competition.
The competition has two eliminatory rounds: 1)Non presential first round: Your team will have to solve the business case you will be given, prepare a self-explanatory Power Point Presentation. Five teams will be selected among all participants, which will pass on to the presential final round. 2) Presential final round: Your team will solve another case in an individual room that will be provided. You will have 5 hours to solve and prepare the final presentation. Then, you will have to present your case solution in front of the jury.