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Over the years, MMF has offered an Innovation and Entrepreneurship elective course taught by founders and true blue entrepreneurs. Given the pace of innovation, the rise of generative AI and the corresponding surge of opportunities for STEM startups in a dynamic employment market, we included the course as a mandatory part of the spring semester....
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2023 – 2024 Squarepoint Foundation Scholars (from left to right): Zhan (Jessie) Wang, Ming Gao, Haoning (Johnny) Zhang, Wenxuan (Carol) Lyu, Kaiwen Shen, Xinying Xu. The Squarepoint Foundation focuses on helping communities around the world, advancing research and education in STEM by offering scholarships to students attending quantitative programs at top-tier universities across the globe....
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When the pandemic hit and giving presentations in-person wasn’t possible, we redesigned the required internship course credit assignment and hired a production studio to deliver a one-day event called Internships Showcase. Based on the three-minute thesis competition, we challenged our grads to present their Winter internship highlights in three minutes using only three slides. Internship...
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The cost of attending graduate school in a program like MMF is steep. Tuition alone can be the equivalent of an annual salary (>CA$56,000), along with incidental fees. Add to that the cost of living in a major urban centre like Toronto for a year or more. Many students apply for scholarships in the hope...
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Climate change has increasing financial impacts on society in a variety of ways, for example through the large-scale destruction of property and the disruption of supply chains caused by extreme weather events. These impacts are expensive to the individual as well as to financial institutions. Modelling climate risk is one method that financial institutions can...
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Internships are steppingstones to kick-starting a career in quantitative finance. Every year, MMF grads work full-time from January through April, giving them hands-on experience using the cutting-edge skills they learned in the program. Employers include big five Canadian banks, top pension funds, asset management firms, big four consulting companies and fintech enterprises. What interns learn...
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We’ve spent the past three weeks interviewing candidates for admission to MMF’s 2023-2024 school year. From Beijing to Botswana, Mexico City to Montreal, we’ve met some fabulous applicants. Here’s where things stand in the admissions process. The volume of applications for admission to the MMF program has returned to pre-pandemic levels, which means we received...
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When he graduated from the MMF program, Shahpour Turkian (MMF 2014) spent five years working as quant at two of Canada’s big five banks. He recently joined fintech start-up Atlas Capital, a mission-driven firm that seeks to maximize investor returns while making long-term responsible and sustainable investments in real assets. They’re also launching an investment...
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William Smalley has been a friend of the MMF program since 2020, when he gave the keynote address that kicked off MMF 2020 Symposium. William is a management consultant, facilitator, keynote speaker and the President of Route Five International Inc. He is the author of “Intelligent Selling™” a next generation sales program based on collaboration...
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Lucas Krenn (MMF 2021) is a Quantitative Trader at flovtec, a Swiss crypto company. His MMF cohort completed their degrees entirely remotely during the pandemic, including securing their internships and conducting their full-time job search once they completed the program.  Lucas applied for multiple quant roles in financial services and interviewed as many as dozen...
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