INVEST. CONNECT. EXCEED.
B&R Beurs is the student investment society at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Our mission is to help our members learn everything about investing. We shape this purpose by different means such as our B&R Beurs Academy, where new members are taught about the financial world by veteran members of the society and guest lecturers. Subsequently, this knowledge is broadened by a number of readings, workshops, classes, guest speakers, and company in-house days. After this trajectory, you can earn the B&R Beurs Investor Certificate. Furthermore, every year the society organizes the Flow Traders Investment Competition with real money. Investing takes place on a group level, with groups having between twelve and thirty-five students. Each member can choose an investment group. Throughout the year you will jointly invest a sum consisting of participation ranging from 200 to 400 euros per member. This is the core activity of B&R Beurs. Parallel to this we have a range of fun activities including bi-weekly social drinks at Apartt, a poker tournament, a city and ski trip, beer and wine tastings, and much more.
B&R Beurs has a variety of members. From near-professional investors to students who have a basic interest in investing, both Dutch and international. Most of our members study economics, econometrics, finance, or business administration. But we also have plenty of students from other specialties, for example, Law or Public Administration. There is plenty for each to do. We offer a variety of activities and most members enjoy sharing ideas and experiences with each other. When you have an interest in investing or the financial world in general, B&R Beurs is the right place for you.
When you become a member of B&R Beurs, the year will be as follows. In September, introductory drinks take place before the Introduction Weekend where (new) members can meet and have an amazing time. The Introduction Weekend is a great way to get to know the investment groups even better. In October, group formation dinners and drinks take place, before starting to invest money in November. Old members help new members with integrating within the society and with understanding the basics of investing.
Moreover, from September onwards we organize B&R Beurs Academies which cover the basic principles of investing, mainly for new members, before becoming more technical with topics such as option strategies and advanced turbos. Our academy committee makes sure the knowledge is up to date and covers everything there is to know. Our partners will give the most advanced lectures to make sure you also gain knowledge from field specialists. From November onwards social, education and career activities are organized and this continues throughout the entire academic year. Social drinks are held every other week, and investment groups usually meet between once a week or once every two weeks.
To sum up, B&R Beurs offers students a great way to get in touch with investing. No other study association or course at Erasmus University offers the experience we do. The excitement of the Investment Competition combined with people passionate about investing gives to the society a very good ambiance.