Junior Analyst Program

The ESB Investment Club's Junior Analyst Program is the heart of our association. An engaging financial education program designed to prepare all participants for a career in finance. Closely aligned with topics & competencies in finance, the Junior Analyst Program takes place once a year from March to May. We invite exciting and renowned speakers from around the world with different investment philosophies and strategies.


The JAP consists of 6 workshops with financial topics on capital markets, valuations and strategies and builds on each other. The crowning event is the Reutlingen Stock Pitch Competition, where each participant has to deliver a successful pitch in front of a renowned jury. 


After our Junior Analyst Program 2021 was already a great success with more than 50 participants and topics like hard skills but also soft skills like personality development and motivation were in the foreground, we had great speakers like Heiko Thieme, Michael Holec from HNWI Multi-Asset Mandates or Aun Ansari from McKinsey & Company.


For 2022 we plan to focus our program even more technically on valuation and finally there will be some insights into derivatives and alternative investments like private equity and venture capital. 


For this year, 85 members, a new record, have registered for the JAP and on May 12, the Reutlingen Equity Pitch Competition will be held on the ESB Business School campus with around 50 participants, making it the largest equity pitch competition for students in Germany.


JAP Class of 2022 is back - Bigger, Better and Brighter! Invest in your future & join the Junior Analyst Program class of 2022


JAP: Portfoliotheorie & Anlageallokation

Heiko Thieme & Faruk Moral

24.03.2022 - 19:00 Uhr

Part I of the Junior Analyst Program 2022 Edition is about lying the fundamentals of portfolio theory & asset allocation. All members should be introduce different investment strategies and investment ideas. With Heiko Thieme and his 3-tranche strategy and Faruk Moral, who mainly bets on movements of the Dax anticyclically, all members have the chance to learn a lot about global diversification from real professionals,

current market development & trading signals

JAP: Principles of Valuation

Aswath Damodaran

 31.03.2022, 19 Uhr

Part II of the Junior Analyst Program 2022 Edition is about teaching the basics of business valuation.  The goal of the workshop is to determine the fair value of companies and to derive assumptions and forecast scenarios. Our speaker, the "Dean of Valuation", Aswath Damodaran from NYU Stern, will give us first-hand insights he has gathered throughout his career

current market development & trading signals

JAP: Value Investing - Unternehmensanalyse

Paul Owsianowski - Active Ownership 

 07.04.2022, 19 Uhr

Coined by big names like Warren Buffet, Ben Graham and many others, value investing has paid off for investors in the long run. The talent to find undervalued companies, buy them and hold them until you can sell them at a profit is an art in itself, but very low risk in the long run. With Paul Owsianowski & Marcel Maschmeyer we have 2 experts in the field who will tell us about their personal analysis, KPIs and levers to create value.

JAP: Growth Investing - Unternehmensanalyse

Jens Giersberg - 10X DNA

 21.04.2022, 19 Uhr

In contrast to value investing with solid cash flows, predictable risk and conventional company valuations is growth investing, an approach in which one invests in growth companies. Valuations are made on the basis of forecasts about the future. While high valuations are possible, so is high risk. With Jens Giersberg, CEO of 10X DNA we will hear exciting insights about the valuation of growth companies, as well as associated risks & trends.

JAP: Derivatives & Technical Analysis

Samer Ajour El Zein

 28.04.2022, 19 Uhr

Part V of the Junior Analyst Programs will be about derivatives % technical analysis. While many investors like to use underlying assets, derivatives are a great way to react quickly to market events and hedge risks. With PhD. Samer Ajour El Zein we have an expert and professor who promises a lot, especially through his great structure of the workshops.     Basics of chart technique & buy signals. It will be mainly about derivatives for retail investors, as well as risks & possible hedging measures.

JAP: Alternative Investments


 05.05.2022, 19 Uhr

We want to conclude our Junior Analyst Program with a closer look at alternative investments and have 2 parts consisting of Venture Capital and Private Equity. Much of what we have learned is applicable in any area of finance, but we want to go into detail on the private sector and requirements for the industries and helpful tips and want to answer how to raise capital, how do I evaluate companies in different sectors and how do I manage and build a VC & PE portfolio.

Reutlingen Stock Pitch Competition

ESB Investment Club

 12.05.2022, 17 Uhr

With the Reutlingen Stock Pitch Competition, we will end the Junior Analyst Program 2022 with a real highlight. With around 50 participants, we are planning the largest stock pitch competition for students in Germany. Besides exciting stock pitches, it will be a mega event on the campus of ESB Business School and renowned companies & partners from the financial sector will support the event and be part of the jury. There will be 5-6 groups and at the end all groups will be announced winners. A great event for Reutlingen, our students and business partners.

Fast geschafft! Eine letzte Hürde trennt dich vor dem Zertifikat bestehend aus einem Wettbwerb, indem du in einem Pitch eine Aktie vor einer Jury analysierst, oder Alternativ in schriftlicher Form - falls du nicht präsentieren möchtest.


Das Programm ist nicht nur eine tolle Einführung in die Welt der Aktien, sondern auch eine klasse Möglichkeit um neue Kontakte zu knüpfen. Wer weiß? Vielleicht triffst du ja deine zukünftigen Arbeitskollegen oder Mitgründer!

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Investment Club ESB Business School e.V.     

Alteburgstr. 150     
Geb. 5, 2. Stock     
72762 Reutlingen