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The Global Risk Institute to Support Scholarships and Co-Curriculars For New Rotman Risk Management Program

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015


GRI today announced that it will support student scholarships and co-curricular activities for the new Master of Financial Risk Management (MFRM) program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. This support demonstrates our commitment to ensuring a future pipeline of talented risk management professionals.

The MFRM program is an intensive eight-month program for recent graduates with solid quantitative skills from undergraduate university programs. The program is designed to prepare students for in-demand careers in risk management and trading. Drawing from the expertise and network of GRI’s senior team, GRI will enhance students’ opportunities through coordinating co-curricular activities with practitioners and industry experts.

The program will be taught by leading researchers in risk management and finance including Prof. John Hull, Maple Financial Group Chair in Derivatives and Risk Management; and Prof. Peter Christoffersen, TSX Chair in Capital Markets; who are co-directors of the program. GRI’s own President & CEO, Richard Nesbitt, and Dean of Rotman and former Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, Tiff Macklem will also be involved in the program.

The MFRM program will formally launch on October 17, when Richard Nesbitt will address an audience of prospective students at a launch event. The first classes for the MFRM program begin in September 2016.