GRI supporting student scholarships and activities at Rotman
13 September 2016
The Global Risk Institute in Financial Services (GRI) has agreed to support student scholarships and co-curricular activities that enhance student’s ability to connect with practitioners and industry experts.
The inaugural cohort of the Master of Financial Risk Management (MFRM) program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management started last week. This is an intensive eight-month program for recent graduates with solid quantitative skills from undergraduate university programs, the MFRM is designed to prepare students for careers in risk management and trading. The unique curriculum combines coursework, an applied project with a company in the field, workshops on leadership and communications skills as well as a speaker series featuring practitioners.
The cohort has attracted equal numbers of women and men and is composed of students from a wide range of academic backgrounds with undergraduate degrees in business, economics, engineering, actuarial science and mathematics. Another 36% of the cohort has passed the CFA Level I exam and 44% has one to three years of work experience.
The program is 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. Additional industry veterans including Adjunct Professor Richard Nesbitt, CEO of the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services (GRI), and former COO of CIBC; Dean Tiff Macklem, former Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada; and Anthony Peccia, Executive-in-Residence, will also be involved in the program. Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Alexandra MacKay is the academic director of the program.
The Global Risk Institute in Financial Services (GRI) has agreed to support student scholarships and co-curricular activities that enhance student’s ability to connect with practitioners and industry experts. Founded in 2011 by the Governments of Canada and Ontario and now including 30 private sector members, GRI’s mission is to enhance risk education, training and knowledge at all levels across the financial services sector.