Finance Focus

The Investors of Tomorrow Stock Pitch Competition

The Investors of Tomorrow is a student run charity whose goal is to expand financial literacy and socially responsible investing education across Canada. The IOT is proud to announce their flagship annual Stock Pitch Competition, a fantastic opportunity for students to compete and present in front of judges from the finance industry.

This year, the qualifier round submissions are due October 31 at 11:59 PM, and the finalists will present onNovember 14th. Teams will participate in pairs, and the winning team will be awarded $250. Please find the competition instructions and grading rubric at

Please note: the event is open to first and second year students only.

Code in Fnance Program

Two SigmaMorgan Stanley, and Galatea Associates are running the Code in Finance Program to help students with quantitative backgrounds make sense of the wide variety of different opportunities to apply their skills in finance.

Our sponsors have each prepared a short assignment reflective of the kinds of work done by analysts in the following verticals:

  • Data science
  • Quantitative strategy
  • Software engineering

We will also be providing insight into:

  • Algorithmic trading
  • Financial engineering
  • Risk management

To gain access to all relevant materials, please register here.

Wall Street Prep: Financial Modelling Self-Study Programs

AFSA is now making Wall Street Prep available to students in 2A and above interested in finance for a nominal charge of $5. Wall Street Prep is a global investment banking training firm specializing in financial modelling self-study programs as well as e-learning modelling training. Students will be able to learn how to build financial and valuation models in Excel from scratch with step by step instructions that reinforce theoretical intuition. For more info: will cover the following modules:

DCF Modeling LBO Modeling M&A (Accreition/Dilution) Modeling Trading & Transaction Comps Modeling Accounting and FSA Excel Navigating Financial Reports Financial Statement Modeling

As well as Interview Prep: “Acting the Technical Finance Interview” “Acting the Behavioural Finance Interview”

AFSA hopes these online courses will better prepare students for the demands of investment banking and corporate finance positions. Pre-reg here:

SAF Investment Fund: Front Office Finance Information Session and Student Panel Discussion


Have you ever wondered how the SAF Investment Fund works, what benefits it affords students, and how to apply? Are you interested in front office finance? Have you ever wanted to talk to students that have secured co-op job in investment banking or investment management?

Are you curious about how students that have secured front office jobs developed their knowledge and skillset? Do you want to know how these students crafted specialized resumes and prepared for intense interviews?

Join SAF Investment Fund Analysts and Portfolio Managers on Thursday, July 24 from 4:00pm – 6:00 in HH2107 to address these important issues.

UWFA: Personal Finance Panel


UWFA will be hosting another speaker event this coming WEDNESDAY JULY 16TH @ 6PM in MC2065. Speakers from RBC will be coming in to talk about personal finance - what it is, and how students can work to make the most of budgeting, debt management and investing.

Food will be served for the duration of the presentation.

Please note that this event is open to all UW students.

Investment Research Challenge is Looking for Volunteers!

AFSA External is looking for a few volunteers to help with the Investment Research Challenge being held on July 18th. The event will run from 10:30 to 8 but we are asking volunteers to stay until 4. Lunch will be served. This is a great learning opportunity to see some amazing pitches. If you're interested, please contact Mobeen Malik at

CFA Information Session on November 19th


Interested in pursuing a career in Finance? Interested in networking? Come out to AFSA's CFA Information Session to learn more about the CFA professional designation! All years are welcome. Dress code is business casual. Location: Hagey Hall Date: Tuesday, November 19th Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Pre-register here: