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UNB Faculty of Management

Industry Expert to Pass on Knowledge and Connections to SIF students

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: September 6, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty , Programs , Student Investment Fund



Finance students in the faculty of management at the University of New Brunswick will have access to a wealth of industry experience and professional connections with the new director of the Centre for Financial Studies, Don Wishart. Wishart is president of Seamark Asset Management Ltd., a Halifax based investment management firm, and brings 25 years of investment management experience to the position. Before beginning his position as director earlier this year, Wishart had been involved with...

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It’s a great story: UNB graduate comes home to business

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: June 7, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Investment Fund



A UNB business graduate has returned to UNB Fredericton to work with a program near and dear to his heart. Keagan Marcus (BBA ‘10, MBA ‘14) joined the faculty of business administration in May to fill the position of program officer for the Centre for Financial Studies (CFS). In addition to developing industry partnerships for the CFS he will be busy coordinating the experiential components of the Student Investment Fund class and the new Quantitative Investment Management (MQIM)...

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Student investors test their knowledge and build confidence

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: June 4, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Investment Fund



Finance specializations are popular among business students eager to launch careers in finance and investing, but the degree alone is often not enough to help them get their foot through the door. The faculty of business administration at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus understood this when they launched the Student Investment Fund (SIF) program in 1998, which has students apply their academic learning to managing a real fund now worth over $8 million. The hands-on learning...

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The best way to learn finance - UNB style

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: June 4, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Investment Fund



A lot can happen in an elevator: just ask Olivier Babin, fourth year BBA student and member of the 2018 Student Investment Fund (SIF) class. This past term, during a SIF field trip of Toronto’s finance district, a chance encounter in an elevator with Jean Desgagne, the President and CEO of TMX Group, resulted in his being offered a job with the TMX.A valuable feature to the SIF program’s success is the opportunities it provides students to meet key players in the finance industry,...

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