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Industry connections

Gain access to the finance industry

As a Rotman student, you'll benefit from the strong ties between the school and the finance industry.

Learn from finance leaders

The Rotman School regularly hosts speaking and networking events that bring together students, alumni, faculty and highly-regarded professionals in the finance industry. The Rotman School's close ties to the local finance community gives our students privileged access to the latest industry expertise. The insights of these scholars and highly-regarded professionals have an extraordinary impact on audiences.

Selected guest speakers

Carlo Acerbi
Executive Director Risk and Regulation Research, MSCI

Anthony DaCosta
Vice President & Director, Investment Risk Management,
TD Asset Management

Tomas Fieg
Vice President,
RBC Capital Markets

Gadi Mayman
Chief Executive Officer,
Ontario Financing Authority

Joe Oswald
Chief Operating Officer,

Jun Yuan
Director of Quantitative Risk Analytics, 
RBC Capital Markets

Thomas Balzer
Managing Director, Counterparty Risk Trading Quants, RBC Capital Markets

Mike Durland
Former Head of Global Banking and Markets, Scotiabank

Brent Gilkes
Director, Investment Risk
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Mark Morreale
Program Manager,
SAS Canada

Philippe Sarfati
Senior Director, 

Barbara Zvan
Chief Risk & Strategy Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board

Alain Bergeron
Senior Vice President, Investments,
Mackenzie Investments

Bevan Ferreira
Risk and Capital Management, Capital Markets Advisory,

Campbell Harvey
Professor of Finance, Duke University and Investment Strategy Advisor for the Man Group

Richard Nesbitt
Chief Executive Officer,
Global Risk Institute for Financial Services

Richard Wong
Vice President,
TD Securities


MFRM advisory board

The Master of Financial Risk Management Advisory Board seeks to raise the profile of Rotman’s MFRM program, facilitating networking and employment opportunities for students. The board consists of professionals from the finance industry, many holding senior roles in the field of risk. The board also ensure that the program meets the needs of the sector so our students are suitably skilled on graduation. 

Rotman Risk Management project

A distinctive feature of MFRM is the Rotman risk management project and presentation where students consider a real risk management issue important to financial institutions and interact with senior industry professionals for feedback. The project builds on material learned during the first semester and prepares students for the courses they will take during the second semester. Students are supervised by faculty, and obtain important input from meetings with risk management professionals.

Good Derivatives: Richard Sandor

Rotman Master of Finance Speaker Series

Faculty - Susan Christoffersen - Industry Connections

Susan is a Vice-Dean and an Associate Professor of Finance at Rotman

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Key Facts


  • 10 months, full-time


  • September, one intake per year

Tuition fee (2021 entry)

  • Domestic = $39,850 CAD
  • International = $66,650 CAD 

Employment rate

  • 88% (Classes of '17, '18, '19 & '20) 6 months after graduation


  • #1 in Canada
  • #4 in North America
  • #18 in the world

QS World University Rankings: Masters in Finance Rankings 2022