Kenneth Lester

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...

MBA Students awarded second place in the Business for a Better World case competition

Published: 20Jan2017

Congratulations to MBA students, Aman Arora, Timothy Lane, Santiago Monroy, and Jose Nunez Gutierrez, who were awarded second place in the Business for a Better World case competition. The team has...

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...

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...

"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...

Gardez vos liquidités encore quelques mois

Published: 10Jul2013

Chaque samedi, un financier répond à nos questions. Il donne sa lecture des marchés, offre son point de vue sur la Bourse et lance quelques conseils d'investissement. Cette semaine, Ken Lester, de...

MBA students: Head of the (asset) class

Published: 5Nov2012

Academia can be filled with hypotheticals and theoreticals. To make it real, just add money. A growing number of Canadian business schools are implementing investing programs that buy and sell with...