Corporate Partners


Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

In Germany, Citi’s origins go back more than 90 years while Citi has the largest German corporate footprint of any non-domestic Bank, focussing on large German corporate clients as well as private equity firms.

Deutsche Bank

Build your career on brilliant ideas
At Deutsche Bank, we give bright thinkers the space and training they need to shine. If you’re excited by invention and eager to learn, we’ll deliver the tools you need to unleash your potential. Here, we look for more than an excellent academic record: we’re searching for original, collaborative minds that can adapt to and drive change, across the global finance industry. If you’re an innovator by nature, you can help us to keep building a better Deutsche Bank.

Do something thought-provoking
We are Germany’s leading bank with international reach. With a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in Asia and the Americas, we merge local knowledge with global vision. To put it simply, we see things differently – and we’re proud of our fresh perspective. Today, we’re driving growth through our strong client franchise, investing heavily in digital technologies, prioritising long-term success over short-term gains, and serving society with ambition and integrity. We’re committed to serving our clients’ real economic needs in commercial and investment banking, retail banking and transaction banking, and we provide ground-breaking products and services in asset and wealth management. That means a career packed with opportunities to grow, to make a difference to our business, and to shape the future of our clients.

A career for every ambition
The financial world is changing: now, we’re being challenged to reach further and evolve faster than ever before. Whether your interests lie in investment banking, trading, technology, human resources, risk management or another of our many business areas, our programmes will give you everything you need to plan a successful career. Wherever you join us, you'll be part of a structured, ongoing training programme tailored to your specific needs and interests. Working alongside senior leaders (on real-life projects, with increasing levels of responsibility), and enjoying client and global exposure from day one, we’ll empower you to shape your future. Show us brilliant thinking and we’ll put it into action.

Thrive in an inspirational atmosphere
We're proud of our friendly, compassionate culture. Of course, we’re all different, but we share the same values: openness, communication and collaboration. Diversity is at the core of our culture, and we support an inclusive and respectful work environment. Whether you're driving change or championing a market-leading solution, we’ll encourage you to think for yourself, ask questions and share your ideas. Wherever you are in our world, your voice will be heard.

Understand the kind of minds we’re looking for
We know that intelligence covers every discipline: that’s why, at Deutsche Bank, your degree subject isn't the most important factor. We welcome high-achieving, knowledgeable graduates and interns from any background – but we do ask for something special; that you’re full of imagination, enjoy solving problems and respond positively to complex challenges. That means being able to see the big picture, without losing sight of the detail, and having the confidence to challenge the status quo. And, of course, you should be passionate about building a career in global financial services.
Grow your potential. Make an impact. Discover a career to look forward to.

Rothschild & Co

As one of the world's largest independent financial advisory groups, we know that it takes a distinct perspective to make a meaningful difference to our clients’ business and wealth.

Rothschild & Co is a global and family-controlled group. We provide M&A, strategy and financing advice, as well as investment and wealth management solutions to large institutions, families, individuals and governments, worldwide.

Having been at the centre of the world's financial markets for over 200 years, we can rely on an unrivalled global network of trusted professionals and decision makers.  This means that we have in-depth market intelligence, bringing us closer to current issues than any other global financial institution.

Our 3,500 talented employees in over 50 offices around the world have a strong track record of outstanding execution in three business lines: Global Advisory, Wealth and Asset Management, and Merchant Banking.
It is this combination of scale, local knowledge and intellectual capital that allows us to provide a distinct perspective and effective long-term solutions for our partners.


Berenberg is one of Europe’s leading privately owned banks, focusing on four business divisions: Wealth Management, Asset Management, Investment Banking and Corporate Banking. The Hamburg-based bank has a strong presence in the international finance centres of Frankfurt, London, New York and Zurich. More than 1,500 employees carry the Bank’s long tradition of success into the future.

Berenberg has a strong and stable heritage that stretches back over 425 years. Since we were founded in 1590, we have been run by managing partners who are personally liable for the success of our firm – and there have been just 38 of them during this time.

The desire to grow and develop without forgetting our roots has made us what we are today: More than just a bank. As an advisor and trusted partner, we address client needs with responsibility, insight, vision, and expertise. Or, in brief, accountability is our guiding principle.


zeb is the number one strategy and management consultancy for financial services in Europe. With more than 1.000 employees, we develop sustainable strategies and implement them together with our clients—banks, savings banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions—along the entire value chain. Be it in Münster, Milan or Moscow—we, the management consultancy zeb, use the same language all over the world: straight talk. An honest working environment, reliable statements and open communication are part of our corporate culture and form the basis that enables us to achieve long-term success—for us and our clients.


What you can expect at one of the most successful management consultancies in the demanding financial services market? Respect, trust, team spirit and a down-to-earth attitude. Because at zeb, we firmly believe that only a culture of collaborating as partners can ensure our success and the success of our clients in the long run. Therefore, flat hierarchies and communication at eye level are very important to us—amongst colleagues, but also in the interaction with our clients.


For us, all employees are equal—in terms of opportunities and career development. When it comes to national origin, gender, skin color or sexual orientation, however, we welcome diversity, because at zeb, we care for an open culture where employees are treated solely according to their professional skills. Therefore, zeb promotes international and intercultural cooperation: client projects are deliberately staffed with employees who have different geographic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, in order to encourage them to learn from each other and grow together as a team.


Lazard, one of the world's leading financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 42 cities across 27 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America. With origins dating to 1848, the firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic matters, restructuring and capital structure, capital raising and corporate finance, as well as asset management services to corporations, partnerships, institutions, governments and individuals.

Trading Challenge


Serving more than 40,000 institutions in over 190 countries, Refinitiv provides information, insights and technology that drive innovation and performance in global financial markets. Our heritage of integrity enables our customers to make critical decisions with confidence while our best-in-class data and cutting-edge technologies enable greater opportunity.

We enable the financial community to trade smarter and faster, overcome regulatory challenges, and scale intelligently.


Our story has been always about innovation and strong client centric approach. We have consistently strived for new standards and quality and currently have a global presence.
Our cutting edge solutions are delivered consistently with precision and passion. Our thorough understanding of client’s exact business needs and requirements and providing tailored solutions have always enabled our customers to power ahead safely. Our primary focus remains in re-engineering complex business processes to the web. We offer premium content at the best rates in the industry and provide the necessary support and the freedom for customers to be creative, courageous and successful.


Flatex is today one of the leading onlinebrokers in Germany with over 350,000 customers and over 12 million completedtransactions (as of 30.06.2020).

After the acquisition of DEGIRO, flatex will be the first and largest onlinebroker in Europe and will serve more than
1 million customers by the end of 2020, executing more than 35 milliontransactions annually and thus handling a transaction volume of more than EUR200 billion.

Other Partners


Tradity is a German-wide education initiative aiming to improve the financial education of German high school and university students. Being founded four years ago and being organised by a team of students from WHU, Tradity closely cooperates with schools to bring its trading game and yearly competition to students throughout Germany. Students further have the opportunity to attend Tradity's annual closing „Tradity meets WHU" where they are able to exchange ideas with experts of the financial industry, delve into workshops and get to know like-minded students. Tradity has had more than 13,000 students from over 250 schools over its past 5 competitions and continues to build a network for adolescents interested in finance and business with its newly founded Tradity Talent Network.

WHU Finance Society and Tradity cooperate for the annual Tradity Trading Challenge at WHU in Vallendar.


LeverU offers IB interview prep paired with an unparalleled networking opportunity - all in one. #leveru


EY works with more than 200,000 clients in morethan 150 countries, from start-ups to multinationals across all sectors and allcontinents. 


Founded in 1989, EY has become one of thelargest professional services firms in the world, and a member of the Big Four.

EY innovative concept starts by asking betterquestions: questions that challenge, inspire and unlock new answers to some oftoday’s most pressing challenges. 


Over the past years EY especially focused on theconsulting of start-ups and cutting edge innovative companies, developing anenormous expertise in AI and machine learning and became market leader in thisfield.


WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is an internationally oriented and mainly privately financed Business School based in Vallendar and Duesseldorf. Founded in 1984, WHU is now one of the most renowned German Business Schools with an exceptional national and international reputation. WHU stands for “Excellence in Management Education” and pursues this goal in its three core areas of activity: academic programs, research, and transfer in the field of general management. This excellent standard has been certified by accreditations from AACSB, EQUIS and FIBAA as well as through leading positions in national and international rankings. In addition, WHU is the only private business school in Germany which is a member of the German Research Association (DFG). WHU students profit from a large network of partner universities, companies and alumni.

IFSA Network

The IFSA Network (previously called the International Finance Student Association) is the world’s largest finance student run organisation connecting the planet’s most prestigious universities and finance actors worldwide.

Our Vision: Connect, educate and empower the financial leaders of tomorrow.

Our Mission: Provide our members with lectures, competitions, workshops and networking events in order to build their knowledge and network.


FINANCE@WHU is the umbrella term for the Center of Asset & Wealth Management and the Allianz Endowed Chair of Finance at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. The channel serves as a news feed and provides you with insights in research and teaching. On their path to thrive for excellence in research and education, FINANCE@WHU cordially invites you to follow and engage with them.

BVH e.V.

The BVH e. V. is an umbrella organization of German finance societies and investment clubs, with more than 12,000 finance-minded student members. The majority is enrolled in classical business and economics study programs or in combinations with informatics, engineering, mathematics, or law. All member societies and clubs are legally independent organisations and offer individual programs.

Nationwide events such as the AGM, the Frankfurt stock exchange day and the annual summer event, as well as supra-regional conferences, enhance the collaboration and communication between the member societies and clubs.

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