Initially, Investment Society Lausanne (“IS”) was founded on April 3, 2019 by four 1st year undergraduate students having a strong interest in investment management and the desire to build a real investment fund managed by UNIL and EPFL students.
Faced with the complexity of the activity, five additional members joined the founding group to help finalize the project. This development period lasted almost over a year and many obstacles came into play, notably the legal aspect of this innovative structure as well as the covid-19 crisis, which required major changes in the continuation of the activity.
Fast forward to 2021, IS became the largest association in terms of active members and has successfully reached CHF 10,000 in AuM with the support of private institutions. These achievements could not have happened without the the dedication and perseverance of its founding members.
All of them have now either entered the workforce or undertaken further studies at other prestigious universities.
Dalil graduated from HEC Lausanne with a BSc in Economics in 2021. He previously interned at UBS in Fund Management and at the Paris Stock Exchange (Euronext Paris) in Equity Listing Sales. Dalil is currently pursuing a MA in Banking & Finance at the University of St. Gallen and working as an Investment Banking Intern at Credit Suisse in Zürich.
Huy graduated from HEC Lausanne with a BSc in Economics in 2021 and spent 1 year abroad at Bocconi University. In London, he completed Spring Insight programmes at Blackstone and J.P. Morgan, and interned at a growth equity firm. More recently, he was an Investment Banking Intern at Credit Suisse in Zürich. Huy is currently an MA in Banking & Finance student at the University of St. Gallen.
Alex graduated from HEC Lausanne with a BSc in Economics in 2021 and received a full-ride scholarship to study abroad at the University of Pennsylvania – Wharton. In addition, he has been awarded 7 academic awards of excellence, including the best Bachelor thesis of the faculty. Alex received the Bakala Scholarship, which financed his MPhil in Economic Research at the University of Cambridge. He recently interned in the Monetary Policy Department of the Swiss National Bank.
Gabin graduated from HEC Lausanne with a BSc in Economics in 2021 and studied abroad at the University of Edinburgh for 1 year. His interest in both entrepreneurship and finance led him to work for the FinTech Wimpact and for Polytech Venture, a venture capital firm. He also spent 6 months in Paris at L’Oréal. Gabin is currently an MA in Banking & Finance candidate at the University of St. Gallen.
Kamila graduated from HEC Lausanne in 2021 with a MSc in Accounting, Control, and Finance. She was a working student in M&A at Stout, where she joined at the end of her studies as an Investment Banking Analyst.
Tom graduated from HEC Lausanne in 2021 with a MSc in Accounting, Control, and Finance. In the span of a year, he managed to grow his initial CHF 1,000 into a portfolio worth more than CHF 1 million. He shorted the S&P 500 in February 2020 and then built a large position in a famous video game retailer in late 2020. He is now working in Asset Management and aims to start his own fund.
Before graduating from HEC Lausanne in 2021 with a MSc in Finance, Stavros studied Economics in Greece, where he was in the top 1% of his class. He worked at PwC in Geneva for more than a year and subsequently joined Credit Suisse in Zürich as a Credit Analyst.
Before graduating from HEC Lausanne in 2021 with a MSc in Finance, Anastasios studied Economics in Greece, where he obtained the second-highest GPA. He also completed a Summer Internship at Société Générale, and worked in Equity Research in a financial research & consulting firm. He is now completing a graduate programme at HSBC in Wealth & Asset Management.
Before graduating from HEC Lausanne in 2021 with a MSc in Law & Economics, Abdulay studied Law in England. After a first internship a consulting firm in Luxembourg, he then joined EY where he held a consultant position in International Tax. Abdulay is now working as an Associate in independent advisory firm based in Luxembourg.