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Desautels students investing in a better world

This fall, the Desautels Faculty of Management will introduce a new fund dedicated to Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) under Desautels Capital Management (DCM) – a student-run, registered investment management firm.

Published: 7 Sep 2018

MBA Next 50 Celebration

The Desautels community has come together for an amazing achievement. 

Thanks to incredible donor support, Desautels has a new home for our Masters programs - and extra space for our BCom students. 

Donors also created 34 new MBA awards for the #1 MBA Program in Canada and named more than 140 MBA Lockers.

Published: 26 Jun 2018

MMF students celebrate milestone

The evening of May 1 was a special one for the second cohort of MMF students who celebrated the completion of their coursework and upcoming convocation.

The students marked their achievements at Hotel Nelligan in the company of professors, staff, and alumni who each contributed to the program throughout the year.

Published: 4 May 2018

Desautels wins big at trading competition

Marking the sixth year of participating in the 2018 Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC), a team of Desautels’ students took 1st place in the MATLAB Options Volatility Case....

Published: 29 Mar 2018

MMF Guest Lecture: Peter Lindley

Peter Lindley, President and Head of Investments for State Street Global Advisors, Ltd Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mr. Lindley guest lectured with the Masters of Management in Finance students. He gave the students and in-depth analysis of strategic asset allocation and in particular his firm’s tactical asset allocation approach. He also discussed his firms approach to risk management and portfolio construction.

Published: 6 Mar 2018

The Armstrong Building as a new frontier for Desautels

In January 2018, the Donald E. Armstrong Building, the new home for Desautels’ MBA and Masters programs, opened officially for classes.

Just under two months since its inauguration, The McGill Reporter delves into the benefits that this expansion has brought for all in the Faculty.

For example, in line with student feedback, the new building brings additional spaces for group work and quiet study areas, which will surely enhance learning.

Published: 21 Feb 2018

Learning from experts: A recap of MMF guest lectures

Weekly guest lectures are an important component of the Desautels Masters of Management in Finance program. This past year included presentations from industry leaders in a diversity of fields, such as asset management, investment banking, venture capitalism and pension funds.

With guests from cities like Toronto, Paris, New York, and Boston, students have been able to not only broaden their knowledge, but also their network. 

Published: 16 Feb 2018

HIM & MMF Guest Lecture: Anil Gondi

Anil Gondi, BCom’98 Portfolio Manager, Balyasny Asset Management Monday, January 22, 2018

Anil Gondi guest lectured with both our Honours in Investment Management and Masters of Management in Finance students. Mr. Gondi gave the students an overview of their investment approach, talked about some of the promising research trends at Balyasny and gave a few stock pitches to the students.

Published: 25 Jan 2018

MMF Guest Lecture: Adam Shapiro & John Elliot

Adam Shapiro, BCom’06, Senior Director, Global Equity Research at PSP Investments John Elliot, Senior Director & Investment Analyst, Technology, Media & Telecommunications at PSP Investments Wednesday, January 17, 2018 

Mr. Shapiro and Mr. Elliot from PSP Investments guest lectured with the Masters of Management in Finance students....

Published: 25 Jan 2018

Armstrong Building opens to students

Our new MBA & Masters building is named for Professor Donald E. Armstrong, PhD’54 (1925-2011).

The 48,666 sq. ft. expansion by EKM brings new dedicated teaching and learning spaces that benefit all in the Faculty.

While the building is open for students as of January 2018, the grand opening is slated for May 25-27.

Published: 12 Jan 2018

Desautels Global Expert: Matthew Ingrassia

Matthew Ingrassia, MBA’07 Senior Partner, Applied Research Investments Wednesday November 29th, 2017

Mr. Matthew Ingrassia gave a guest lecture to the Masters of Management in Finance (MMF) students.

Published: 30 Nov 2017

McGill launches first-ever competition on pension asset allocation

McGill hosted the world’s first business-school competition focused on the asset allocation of pension funds on November 3–4.

The inaugural McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC) welcomed 25 finalist student teams from leading institutions around the world, with some traveling from as far away as Australia, Hong Kong and Switzerland to pitch their proposals to a panel of judges from several of Canada’s largest asset managers.

Published: 10 Nov 2017

Desautels Global Expert: Mark Taborsky

Mark Taborsky, BCom’88, Managing Partner and Founder, MarkerTree Capital Monday, November 6, 2017

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Guest Lecture in Alternative Investments (FINE 455) with Prof. Jan Ericsson

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Guest Lecture in Derivatives (MMF Class - FINE 682) with Prof. Jan Ericsson

Published: 8 Nov 2017

MMF Guest Lecture: Steven Abrams

Steven Abrams, BSc'87, Partner, IT Venture Fund, BDC Venture Capital Wednesday, November 1, 2017

In his presentation to the MMF class, Mr. Abrams gave an overview of BDC and Venture Capital. He discussed the general rules for venture capital and the differences between Canadian and US markets.

Published: 3 Nov 2017

Second cohort of MMF students dive right in

Since starting up in July, the second cohort of the Masters of Management in Finance program is in full swing.

The diverse class of 42 students represents 11 countries and is joining the program with an array of academic backgrounds.

The participants also have a full slate of social engagement activities and sports achievements under their belts, and will build upon their existing work experience as they delve further into the world of finance.

Published: 10 Aug 2017