About the society
Invest. Connect. Exceed.
B&R Beurs is the student investment society of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. The mission of the society is to help its members learn about investing. We shape this purpose by different means such as the B&R Academy, where new members are taught about the financial world by veteran members of the society and guest lecturers. Then, 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 Certificate. Furthermore, every year the society organizes an investment competition with real money. Investing takes place on a group level, with groups having between seven and twenty 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, and parallel to this we have a range of fun activities including bi-weekly social drinks, a poker tournament, a study trip, beer and wine tastings, etc.
B&R Beurs has a variety of members. From near professional investors to people who have a basic interest for investing, both Dutch and international students. Most of our members study economics, econometrics, finance, or business administration. There is plenty for each to do. We have 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.
A year at B&R Beurs is as follows, a few introductory drinks take place before an Introduction Weekend where members can meet and have an amazing time. This all happens in September. Most of the investment groups are formed directly at the Introduction Weekend. Later, group formation dinners and drinks take place, before starting to invest money. Old members help new members integrating within the society and understanding the basics of investing.
After this, the B&R Academy officially starts. The academy starts with basic principles of investing, mainly for new members, before becoming more technical with topics such as option strategies and advanced turbos. From this moment, fun activities start and continue for 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 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.