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The 2016 National Investment Banking Competition Registration is Now Open

NIBC 2016
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Registration for the National Investment Banking Competition 2016 is now officially open. For six years, NIBC has offered a one-of-a-kind investment banking case competition experience to students across the globe. 

Registration fills quickly and spots are allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. Please register here by October 12, 2015 to secure a spot for your team.

NIBC 2016 Registration & Competition Highlights:

  • Teams of 3-4 to compete for an estimated prize pool of $15,000
  • $100 Early Bird Registration Fee per team
  • Opportunities to network with industry professionals from leading investment banks
  • Case created by professionals from firms including Macquarie Capital, KKR, RBC Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets, and Evercore Partners
  • Sponsorship from leading North American investment banks, asset management, and private equity firms

The First Round of the Competition is scheduled to take place from October 19 to November 16, 2015. 

The principal focus of the Competition is to offer students a platform that simulates a realistic investment banking scenario, providing them with an opportunity to learn and apply practical skills relevant to a career in the capital markets. These skills include analysis of financial data, running scenarios in financial models, and evaluating structural alternatives against client parameters. Each year, the organizers collaborate with investment banking professionals and Board of Advisors to produce a case that is both engaging to competitors, and representative of a potential real-world transaction. 

The Competition itself is comprised of two divisions: Graduate and Undergraduate. In 2015, after a Preliminary Round consisting of a sophisticated valuation and pitchbook development exercise, 24 Undergraduate and 24 Graduate teams were selected to advance as finalists and compete during NIBC’s two day conference at the Pan Pacific Hotel. The conference plays host to over 450 students and industry professionals, culminating with a Gala Dinner, during which the top two Undergraduate and Graduate teams respectively present a live pitch to Managing Directors of leading investment banks. The international outreach of the event, coupled with the strong presence from industry professionals makes NIBC a lucrative recruiting opportunity for students looking to pursue a career in the capital markets.

The 2015 Competition winners for the Undergraduate and Graduate divisions were New York University and the University of Western Ontario, respectively. 

For more information about NIBC 2016, please review the Competition Fact Sheet, Competition Overview, or visit If you have any additional questions, please contact Karsten Lee, Competition Director.   


About NIBC:


Founded in 2007, the National Investment Banking Competition & Conference (NIBC) is an established organization which brings together industry professionals and students from over 100 universities in an annual Case Competition and Conference which run parallel to each other. In 2015, the Competition attracted 379 competing teams comprised of 1435 Undergraduate and Graduate students from top schools across the globe. The competition culminated with top-qualifiers competing in the Final Round in January 2015 in front of over 300 students and 150 professionals attending the Conference. With the generous contribution and participation of 43 industry firms, NIBC offers an unparalleled opportunity for students to learn about all aspects of the capital markets, while connecting them to job opportunities and prominent professionals from across the globe.