John Dobson Foundation donates $2 million to support entrepreneurship at McGill

Published: 18Jul2017

Montreal, Quebec, July 18, 2017 - The John Dobson Foundation has announced a donation of $2 million – its largest gift to McGill yet – to fund the McGill X-1 Accelerator program run by the McGill...

McGill X-1 Accelerator: fifth week at a glance

Published: 18Jul2017

Product Development was the overall theme for week five of the McGill X-1 Accelerator. On the agenda was a talk by GrandeSlam Product VP Saad Benryane on adopting a customer-centric approach,...

Desautels alumnus appointed director at Quantum

Published: 18Jul2017

According to Stockwatch.com, Quantum International Income Corp. has announced that Red Cloud Klondike Strike CEO and Desautels alumnus Chad Williams (BEngr’ 89, MBA’93) has been appointed to its...

Desautels BCom student on her two months in South Africa

Published: 13Jul2017

Desautels BCom student Thao Nguyen is finishing up a two-month internship with South African non-profit Aluwani, where she and fellow Desautels student Marie-Christine Bourgie helped set up a...

Montreal hosts international humour conference

Published: 13Jul2017

The seed of the International Society for Humor Studies was planted at a small meeting in Wales three decades ago. Today, the organization hosts a yearly conference, where serious scholarship about...

EMBA alumnus Serge Postigo takes us back to the ’80s

Published: 13Jul2017

Actor, stage director and McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA alumnus Serge Postigo (EMBA'15) is a household name in Quebec, and with good reason. He made waves with Mary Poppins last year, so he was under...

Boomers, millennials and today’s workforce: a conversation with Karl Moore

Published: 12Jul2017

In a recent piece in Mind This Magazine, medical doctor Sven Jungmann talks with Desautels professor Karl Moore about generational stereotypes. As a millennial, Dr. Jungmann takes issue with the...

Leverage and asymmetric volatility: The firm-level evidence

Published: 12Jul2017

Authors: Jan Ericsson, Xiao Huang, Stefano Mazzotta Publication: Journal of Empirical Finance, Volume 38, Part A, September 2016, Pages 1-21 Abstract:

Huge losses hit CTAs hard

Published: 11Jul2017

According to a recent piece in Bloomberg Markets, mysterious movement in the markets has brought about the worst plunge for CTAs since 2007, punched risk parity funds downward and hit tech stocks...