Kenneth Lester

"You've Invested Real Money. You Haven't Just Run a Virtual Portfolio"

Published: 5Mar2014

Along Highway 401 and over the Ontario border, Tyler Maxey and some of his MBA classmates at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal are also learning by doing. Their modus...

Marijuana sector likely to constrict as it matures

Published: 7Apr2017

Desautels Professor Ken Lester was interviewed on BNN about the commodification of marijuana post-legalization. He discussed product choice, the question of how branding might be constrained by the...

Les touristes évitent la France

Published: 18Jul2016

L’attaque de Nice a eu un effet immédiat sur les touristes, qui ont été nombreux vendredi à annuler leur voyage en France....

Unwanted life insurance can be a valuable asset for seniors’ retirement

Published: 24Nov2014

Seniors looking for an additional source of income should think twice about letting unwanted life insurance lapse, because these policies may be sold for substantial value to help fund a better...

As feds unveil pot legalization plans, producers’ shares slip

Published: 19Apr2017

Ottawa has released its plan to legalize marijuana, and the hit on big cannabis shares has been heavy. Concerns about how fast the government is moving to squeeze out illegal producers, a law...

Les touristes évitent la France

Published: 18Jul2016

L’attaque de Nice a eu un effet immédiat sur les touristes, qui ont été nombreux vendredi à annuler leur voyage en France....

When it comes to short-selling, flair for the dramatic growing in importance

Published: 3Nov2015

“To me it treads on that fine line because, in a way, you create your own insider information,” said Kenneth Lester, a finance professor at McGill University in Montreal and CEO of Lester Asset...

Short seller’s morning tweet seems to sink shares of two Canadian companies

Published: 2Jun2017

After of a sell-off of shares in two Canadian companies was apparently triggered by a short seller’s morning tweet, Desautels professor Ken Lester derided the tweet, saying that “There’s no...

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