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08/10/2020 - Solve It 2020: Prg.ai

Prg.ai has a bold mission to transform Prague to world class AI superhub and we are pleased to announce that they will be our partner organization for this year's Solve It! Participants will get a chance to support prg.ai on its way to achieve this mission!

Solve It is a two-round case study competition that provides students and young professionals with consulting experience by helping a real organization solve its current strategic and operational challenges. If you’re keen on applying your skills where they matter and broadening your horizons, Solve It is for you! We welcome all applicants irrespective of their education or experience—whatever your background, you will bring a different perspective to the study and give your skills a relevant boost. You can apply both in groups or as individuals and Solve is fully online this year, so you can connect from all around the world on www.gosolveit.cz

Application deadline: 
October 25 (23:59)

First round: 
October 27–November 1, 2020 (online)

Final round: 
November 13–14, 2020 (online)

05/10/2020 - Alumni Chair 2020

Similarly to previous years, the Alumni Committee has committed itself to contributing to the development of the IES by selecting and awarding the Alumni Chair. This year, František Čech was nominated, and after completing several interviews with members of the Alumni Committee, the Alumni Committee has decided to grant him support in the amount of 50, 000 CZK. Martin Gregor, the Director of IES FSS CU, also confirms that this year's Chairholder is well chosen: “First of all, we hope that our colleague František Čech will further develop the analysis of financial assets at the IES, using machine learning methods. Thanks to this, the students will have more opportunities to get acquainted with advanced statistical methods in finance and apply them to relevant data from financial markets.”

The Alumni Committee would like to thank to all individual donors and main sponsors, such as Jan Hlavsa and Eva Hlavsová from Fondee with their contribution of 30,000 CZK, for enabling the support of this young and talented pedagogue.

František Čech is now responsible for the Financial Economics (on the BA level) and Asset Pricing (on MA level) courses. He has completed all levels of higher education at IES FSS UK. He finished his studies in June 2019, when he obtained a doctoral degree for his dissertation “Three Essays on Risk Modelling and Empirical Asset Pricing”. His dissertation was among others awarded with the National bank of Slovakia Governor's Award. During his doctoral studies, he spent two months as a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and regularly attended conferences of the Society for Financial Econometrics. Since the end of his studies, he has been working at IES as an Assistant Professor and at the Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic as a postdoc.

The Alumni IES Committee has been awarding the Alumni Chair since 2008, following up the previous Publishing Support Program, organized since 2001. The Alumni Chair is a grant aimed at top young educators working at the Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University. The intention is to support beginning researchers who also work as teachers at IES. Last year, Jiří Kukačka and Paola Bertoli received the Alumni Chair support.

Short interview with František Čech

František, what does the IES mean to you?

Ever since the start of my university studies in 2007, the IES has been a place where I can meet (and I am meeting on daily basis) interesting, highly intelligent people. It does not matter whether it was during my studies when my classmates motivated me to work hard and professors challenged us with tons of assignments, or recently, when the roles have changed, and I try to challenge students who always surprise me with the creativity of their problem-solving. The excitement also appears during the discussions with colleagues about current issues at the cutting edge of our economic knowledge.

What is it that you do besides teaching itself?

I maintain/build connections mainly with Humboldt University - in 2019 I was the primary recipient of the CENTRAL Kollegs project supporting collaboration among young researchers. I also administratively support the GEMCLIME project, which provides funding for the long-term mobility of students and IES employees to the world's top universities. By the end of the project, my working capacity will be entirely dedicated to the coordination of the new Master in Finance and Data Analytics (MFDA) programme. Within the given programme, I participated in a joint application for the Erasmus+ programme designed to establish closer cooperation with Ukrainian Catholic University.

What is the direction of your research these days?

I focus mainly on the applied financial econometrics and empirical asset pricing. My recent paper was published by the Journal of Financial Markets, the A-level journal in the field of finance. In one of my current projects, the dynamics of the government bond futures contracts are being studied. Specifically, I study commonalities in the tails of various bond futures contracts and try to build a factor model that will empirically outperform current benchmark models. The expected outcome of this project is a research article finalized later this year and published by a top-quality journal. Besides bond futures pricing, I am interested in the role of liquidity in asset pricing models and connectedness of financial markets due to bad/good news.

What is the "best" thing for you at IES?

Thanks to its familiar atmosphere and individual approach of the professors, literally, nothing is impossible.

 

 

 

 

04/10/2020 - Alumna of the Month in September was Kateřina Křehlíková Klubíčková

In September, we did an interview with Kateřina Křehlíková Klubíčková. Kateřina works at the ECB and you can read about the application process in ECB, her studies at the University of Cambridge, or about the life in Germany in an interview here.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/09/2020 - Updated: Online classes in Winter term 2020/2021

Due to regulation issued by the Hygienic Station of the Capital City of Prague, all classes will be taught as online classes

Specific information about each course will be available on the course homepage.

For more information about the official measures against the spread of coronavirus, please see here and here.

Thank you for your understanding, constructive approach, and cooperation!

22/09/2020 - Updated internship offers

The list of internship possibilities for our students was updated. Newly to the ECB. Please see the details here.

04/08/2020 - Alumnus of the Month in July was Vladimír Nahodil

Vladimír Nahodil was an Alumnus of the Month in July. In the interview with Vladimír, you can read about his experience of living in Switzerland, studying at Cambridge, but also about why it is better to work in a bank than in FMCG sector. You can find the interview together with the profile here.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

07/07/2020 - Czech Priorities Thesis Support and stipend for young researchers in 2020-2021

Many university students want to choose a high-impact research topic that could fill a real

gap in current academic knowledge and not end up “in a drawer”. This is not an easy task
and students might get discouraged. We want to help!

We have identified various research gaps in areas close to our mission, where new research
outcomes should be 1) potentially high-impact, 2) of interest by respected international
research organizations or 3) highly important for the Czech Republic.

In this program, we offer support to all interested applicants in terms of:
1. Helping to define a specific research question, hypothesis, and approach
2. Connecting with relevant experts, organizations and/or advisors
3. Offering ongoing mentoring and advice from our experts
In addition, we will provide a 16.000 CZK stipend (in two payments) to selected applicants.

Please see the details here.

07/07/2020 - Alumnus of the Month was in June Jan Stříbný

In June, we chose Jan Stříbný as the Alumnus of the Month. Jan studied and currently lives in Amsterdam. In an interview with him, you will read about his work, automatic trading and life in the Netherlands. You can find the interview and his profile here.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

02/06/2020 - Alumna of the Month in May was Katarína Spyra

In May, we choose Katarína Spyra as the Alumna of the Month. Katrína lives with her family in Switzerland, where she also works. In an interview with her, you will read about how she manages to combine motherhood and work, about studies other than at the IES and what determined her career. You can find Katrína's profile and interview here.

 

 

  

 

 

 

15/03/2020 - How to make meaningful use of time at home? Make your CV attractive to be ready for 'after coronavirus'

I offer the possibility of consulting your future career, studies, writing cover letters, or CV online. Please send me an e-mail to eliska.serhantova@fsv.cuni.cz and we will agree on which consultation tool we will use and when.

08/03/2020 - The Alumna of the Month in February was Petra Andrlíková

In February we choose as the Alumna of the Month Petra Andrlíková. Petra joined Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, in the USA, as an Assistant Professor of Finance in August 2019. In the interview with Petra you can read about her studies at several foreign universities, challenging recruitment process for her current position and the life in the USA. You can find Petra’s profile, as well as the interview here.

 

  

02/02/2020 - Alumnus of the Month in January is Jan Sviták

The Alumnus of the Month is Jan Sviták. Jan lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He works as an econometrician at the The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets. An interview with Honza, as well as his profile, can be found here.

 

 


  

 

25/01/2020 - McKinsey & Company: Apply for Proud Talent recruiting event

Proud Talent is hosted in collaboration with GLAM, our global network of LGBTQ+ colleagues and
allies and will take place in Budapest on 3-4 April 2020. 


This event is aimed at individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ and are interested in learning more our
Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Prague, Kiev, Warsaw and Zagreb offices.
You will have the opportunity to participate in a series of workshops, which will show you how
McKinsey problem solving toolkit helps bring value–we will go through the steps of problem
definition, problem structuring and synthesis. You will learn how to present your findings in the most
convincing way. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with your peers and get to know us -
meet our LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies, and learn about the various career opportunities that
McKinsey offers. 

We will reimburse your travel expenses, and organize accommodation for you. Do not worry about
food during the event, we will provide it. This event is non evaluative. Proud Talent is an opportunity
for you to meet us and learn more about working at McKinsey, to develop your problem solving skills
and network with peers. 

The event is open to students and professionals with up to 5 years of work experience who identify
as LGBTQ+ and speak one of Central European languages: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian,
Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, or Ukrainian. All event applications will be reviewed regardless of
the result of any previous applications to McKinsey positions or events.

The application deadline is 1 March.

To learn more, please visit our website.

12/01/2020 - New round of mentoring has kicked off

The new round of mentoring begins! For the details follow this link.Those interested in mentoring please send an email not later than the 23th of February to Eliška Šerhantová. Add your CV and a motivation letter explaining why you are applying for mentoring, which field(s) you are interested in, and what do you think mentoring will bring to you.

02/01/2020 - The Alumna of the Month in December was Kateřina Vrátníková

In December, we interviewed Kateřina Vrátníková, who now works as a senior strategy manager at Lloyds Banking Group in London. In the interview, we discussed Brexit, how to get from Prague to the English bank, but also how to spend noce leisure time in London. Interview and Kateřina's profile can be found here.

 

 

 

15/12/2019 - The 50th St. Gallen Symposium - Global Essay Competition

Would you like to share your vision of the future with international leaders such as Dominic Barton, Professor Niall Ferguson, Sigmar Gabriel, Christine Lagarde, or Jack Ma?

Discuss your ideas with the global elite, create an impact and enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to Switzerland. Apply until 1 February 2020 and seize the opportunity to qualify as one of 300 “Leaders of Tomorrow” for the 50th St. Gallen Symposium by competing in our global essay competition with a prize money of CHF 20,000. Here some more highlights if you make it to St. Gallen:

§ Meet 600 top managers, entrepreneurs, politicians and scientists from around the world

§ Share your ideas with the symposium’s global audience

§ Small and intimate gatherings with world leaders, exclusively for the Leaders of Tomorrow

§ Meet 300 of the world’s brightest young minds and become member of a global community

The 50th St. Gallen Symposium will be held from 6–8 May 2020 at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and is devoted to the theme “Freedom Revisited”.

Have a look at competition question and requirements at symposium.org/competition, register now to receive the latest news and tips, and hand in your essay no later than 1 February 2020.

02/12/2019 - The Alumnus of the Month in November is Radek Němeček

In November we prepared the interview of the month with Radek Němeček. Radek works at SAZKA Group, where he manages relations with investors, media and regulators. In an interview with Radek, you can reads about the lottery industry, important milestones of Radek's career, and he also tells us what he reads in his spare time. You can see the profile and the interview here.

 

 

24/10/2019 - Next Generation Women Leaders award 2020

Applications for the Next Generation Women Leaders award 2020 are now open! We invite students, who self-identify as women, of all backgrounds to apply for our scholarship designed to recognize talent and support women, who would like to maximize their own potential. This is your opportunity to learn more about McKinsey and Company and our people and to join an exceptional international network of talented women. Application deadline is November 11, 2019. For more information about theaward and to apply visit our pages.

11/10/2019 - Solve It - case study competition

Solve It is a two-round case study competition that provides students and young professionals with consulting experience by helping a real organization solve its current strategic and operational challenges. If you’re keen on applying your skills where they matter and broadening your horizons, Solve It is for you! We welcome all applicants irrespective of their education or experience—whatever your background, you will bring a different perspective to the study and give your skills a relevant boost. Please see the details here.

Application deadline: October 24, 2019

First round: October 28–November 2, 2019 (online)

Final round: November 15–16, 2019 at McKinsey Prague office

07/10/2019 - The new round of mentoring has kicked off

The new round of mentoring begins! For the details follow this link. Those interested in mentoring please send an email not later than the 17th of October to Eliška Šerhantová. Add your CV and a motivation letter explaining why you are applying for mentoring, which field(s) you are interested in, and what do you think mentoring will bring to you. 

 

 

01/10/2019 - The Alumnus of the Month in September was Michal Soták


The Alumnus of the Month in September is Michal Soták. Since 2012 he has been working at Cushman & Wakefield. We will learn not only about the real estate market in an interview with him here.

 

 

 

03/09/2019 - The Alumnus of the Month in August is Jáchym Hercher

In August we have chosen Jáchym Hercher as the Alumnus of the Month. Jáchym currently works for the European Commission. In an interview, you can read about his current job, motivation for work in the Commission, and his life in Brussels. Read the interview here.

 

 

08/08/2019 - The Alumna of the Month in July: Lenka Bentall

Lenka Bentall (Líšková) was chosen as the Alumna of the Month in July. Shortly after graduating from the IES, Lenka moved to London where she has now been living for 4 years and working at Deloitte. In the interview with Lenka, you can read about her working experience, professional exams in the UK and her plans for the future. You can find her profile and the interview here.

 

 

 


  

04/08/2019 - Call for Applications for Working Abroad 2019/2020

Erasmus+ practical placements are open to all the students registered in accredited bachelor’s, masters’ or doctoral study programmes, who will be properly registered for the studies at the FSV throughout the entire duration of the stay abroad. A practical placement may amount to 2 months (at the minimum) up to 12 months (at the maximum). It may not be performed in the EU institutions, organizations governing the EU programmes or national diplomatic missions of home country abroad. Please see the details here. The deadline for the submission of all documents at the respective institutes is Friday, 18th October 2019 by the end of office hours.

 

04/07/2019 - Jan Kraváček the Alumnus of the Month (June 2019)

In June, we have chosen Jan Kraváček as Alumnus of the Month. Honza has an undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from IES and Master's degree in Finance from LSE. At the moment, he works in investment banking at HSBC. In the interview, you may read about his studies in the UK, work in fin-tech and about his future plans. You may find the interview and his profile here.

 

 

15/06/2019 - A Year After

What happens to our students after graduation? Amálka Počarovská currently works as an Advisor to the Deputy Minister for Finance and Audit at the Ministry of Finance. Lenka Röhryová is co-founder of a digital health startup Vitadio, Jan Šíla works at a machine learning startup SmartEE, Jaromír Šimáně currently works at KBC Bank in Brussels and Josef Záhlava is a Scoring and Risk Management Analyst at Moneta. For the details please follow this link.

10/06/2019 - The Alumna of the Month in May is Petra Vokatá

Petra Vokatá is the Alumna of the Month in May. Petra recently accepted an appointment as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Finance at the Ohio State University. Petra's profile and an interview with her can be found here.

 

 

 

01/05/2019 - The Alumna of the Month in April is Barbora Máková

In April, we have chosen Barbora Mákova as the Alumna of the Month. Barbora works in the R&D department at London's fintech start-up Credit Benchmark. She managed to gain three Master degrees and has experienced work at various institutions - global companies, a public institution and a start-up. The interview about all these things can be found here.

 

 

29/04/2019 - Meet McKinsey

Studying IES equips you with analytical and soft skills – solid fundaments for a good career! Let us tell you more about how you can make yourself a great candidate for a career in consulting.

This is an open event for all undergraduate students.

The presentation takes place on Thursday May 2nd, 2019, from 6.30pm at the IES, FSV UK (Opletalova 26, Prague 1), room #314. Small refreshment will be served.

 

02/04/2019 - The Alumnus of the Month in March is Václav Těhle

 

In March, we choose Václav Těhle as the Alumnus of the Month. Václav works at McKinsey, where he focuses on energy projects, sustainability projects and development projects in Africa. In an interview with him you can read about his life in Africa, but also about studying in Oxford. Vašek's profile as well as the interview with him can be found here. 

 

 

 

 

  

 

01/04/2019 - Invitation to Participate in Decision Experiments

Participate in economic experiments that are regularly organized at the NF VŠE by the Laboratory of Experimental Economics. In those decision experiments, you will make choices in interactive business-like situations, and you will be paid out whatever money you make there (plus a show-up payment). The total payoff varies, but prior experiments have averaged between CKZ 250 - 400 per person for a one-hour session. Enrolling in our subject pool doesn't commit you to anything - it just means that you'll receive invitation emails to our experiments that you may choose to participate.

You can sign up here.

Find more information about it here.

04/03/2019 - The Alumnus of the Month in February is Adam Nedvěd

The Alumnus of the Month in February is Adam Nedvěd. He is currently the financial director of Blahobyty's startup, which he also co-founded. In an interview with him, you can learn, how the company can be started when studying, or what it means to be awarded the "talent of data journalism" prize. You can find the interview here.

 

 

  

 

 

05/02/2019 - Alumnus of the Month, January 2019: Jan Říha

This year's first interview with Alumnus of the Month is discussing mainly work and life in China. We have interviewed Jan Říha who works at Home Credit China. His profile and the interview are available here.

 

03/02/2019 - New Economic Talent 2019 Call for Papers

Have you recently written an economics paper that you would like to share with a wider audience? Submit your paper to the NET competition and present your ideas! Get feedback from leading economic scholars and gain ideas and contacts for your future research. The winner will receive 1,000 USD and tickets to CERGE-EI special events. Register here by March 31, 2019!

The competition is organized by the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute (CERGE-EI) in Prague (a joint workplace of Charles University and the Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences).

It is open Bachelor's and Master's students (full-time or part-time) in any field and recent graduates (up to one year after graduation), who are interested in contemporary economic issues and wish to understand better the forces and processes that ‘shape the world’.

Applicants submit a complete paper in English (10-50 pages) and an abstract (1 page) to the first round. Selected finalists present their papers at CERGE-EI, Prague, in the second round. The topic of the paper can be in macroeconomics, microeconomics, applied economics, or finance. Papers will be judged based on originality, substance, analytical nature, and clarity of writing.

Further details can be found at www.cerge-ei.cz/talent

23/01/2019 - Lamfalussy Fellowships in 2019

The European Central Bank (ECB) is seeking applications from promising young researchers for up to five Lamfalussy Fellowships in 2019. The Lamfalussy Fellowship programme was launched in 2003 and aims to promote high-quality research on the structure, integration and performance of the European financial system. The programme is named after the late Baron Alexandre Lamfalussy, the first President of the European Monetary Institute. Each fellowship is endowed with an honorarium of €10,000. The selection committee will be composed by, Agnese Leonello (ECB), Simone Manganelli (ECB), Lucrezia Reichlin (London Business School), Rafael Repullo (CEMFI) and Hélène Rey (London Business School).

Possible Research topics:

Successful candidates will be asked to write a research paper over the course of 2019 on one of the following three topics:

(i)                   Completing European EMU:
a.        how the euro area functions as a common currency area
b.        improving productivity and long-term growth in Europe
c.        opportunities and challenges related to the banking union, the capital markets union or other EMU reforms


(ii)                 ECB monetary policy:
a.        conducting and implementing monetary policy in the euro area
b.        optimal size of the ECB’s balance sheet
c.        assessments of conventional and unconventional policies


(iii)                Interactions between single monetary policy and prudential policies in the euro area:
a.        effects of prudential policies on the transmission of monetary policy
b.        effects of monetary policy on the financial system
c.        optimal coordination between monetary policy and prudential policies in the euro area


Lamfalussy Fellows are expected to present their papers at relevant conferences and, ultimately, to have them published in the ECB Working Papers series and in leading peer-reviewed journals.


Who can apply?

Applicants should be no more than 36 years old by the deadline for submission.

We particularly encourage PhD students whose research is at a very advanced stage and researchers at assistant professor level to apply.

Please note that none of the authors involved in the paper may be in an employment relationship with the ECB.


How do I apply?

Please submit your application in English and include:
·         a cover letter
·         your curriculum vitae
·         two letters of recommendation
·         a two-page research proposal falling under one of the topics mentioned above
·         a statement indicating your current sources of funding and date of birth

Send your application by email to lamfalussy.fellowships@ecb.europa.eu before 24:00 CET on 31 January 2019.

To further enhance diversity, the ECB particularly encourages applications from female candidates. The selection committee aims to award five fellowships by April 2019.

 

22/01/2019 - Fitch Learning Scholarship – Free CFA Exam Preparation

We are pleased to open a new partnership with Fitch Learning who will offer our students preparing for CFA Level I exams free access to the online learning platform that may facilitate the preparation. Find out more at: Fitch Learning. Sign up and access the free online learning portal here: Fitch Learning - Future Leaders.

20/01/2019 - Essay competition for the 49th St. Gallen Symposium

To all master & postgrad students: write down your thoughts on the purpose of capital and get selected to participate at the 49th St. Gallen Symposium (May 2019): 3 days filled with keynotes, discussions and possibilities to speak to inspiring & very influential personalities like Dominic Barton, Niall Ferguson, Jack Ma, Christine Lagarde, Paul Polman, Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Ratan Tata. + all expenses (incl. ✈️ to Switzerland) paid.

GIVE IT A TRY.

01/01/2019 - The Alumnus of the Month in December is Michal Ježek

The last Alumnus of the Month we chose in 2018 is Michal Ježek. Michal works in London as a credit strategist at Deutsche Bank. In an interview with him you will learn about the studies in Cambridge, Brexit and working in London. You can find the interview and Michal's profile here.

 

 

 

12/12/2018 - Next Generation Women Leaders

Applications for the Next Generation Women Leaders award are now open!

We invite female students of all backgrounds to apply for our scholarship designed to recognize talent and support women who would like to maximize their own potential. This is your opportunity to learn more about McKinsey & Company and our people and to join an exceptional international network of talented women.

Application deadline is January 14, 2019.

For more information about the award and to apply visit this page.

04/11/2018 - Alumnus of the Month in October is Jan Kvaček

In October, we have selected Jan Kvaček as our Alumnus of the Month. Jan is a newly appointed CEO of Hospital Na Bulovce, and hence we interviewed him mainly about healthcare. His profile and the interview are available here.

 

 

 

 

 

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