top of page

Our Story

Founded in 2009 as the first university owned student-run fund in Canada, the Honours in Investment Management (HIM) program stands as a beacon of prestige within the financial education landscape.

The program was designed with a clear vision – to engage the university's most ambitious students with hands-on experience in investment management. From its inception, HIM has been dedicated to cultivating a community of students driven by a passion for finance, eager to immerse themselves in the complexities of the investment world. It serves as a dynamic platform where theoretical knowledge seamlessly intertwines with real-world applications, offering students a transformative educational experience that goes beyond traditional classroom settings.

Over the past 13 years, the HIM program has become synonymous with excellence, drawing in some of Desautels' brightest minds. The program has consistently proven to be a launching pad for success, sending its alumni across the globe to make significant contributions to industries spanning finance, consulting, and entrepreneurship. Graduates of HIM emerge not only well-versed in the intricacies of investment management but also equipped with the skills necessary to thrive in diverse professional landscapes.

From its modest beginnings, HIM has grown into a cornerstone of the Desautels Faculty of Management. Today, the program continues to be a space where students can reach their full potential by integrating practical experiences into its curriculum, ensuring that students are well-prepared for the challenges that await them beyond the academic realm. With over $2.4M AUM, the HIM program is an unparalleled opportunity at Desautels. 

16 | 23

Sr. Analysts | Jr. Analysts

23_24 HIM Group Photo.JPG

13+ years

people walking on pedestrian lane near h

Since Inception


Assets Under Management

Image by Joshua Sortino



Graduation Handshake
Image by Terence Burke

Hall of Fame - Special Thanks


Ken Lester



Vadim di Pietro

Chief Investment Officer


Jiro Kondo

Academic Director


HIM seeks to educate the next wave of financial leaders. Our vision is to be the global benchmark for excellence in investment education, inspiring students to become adept decision-makers and strategic thinkers. Through a rigorous curriculum and experiential learning, we aspire to instill in our students the confidence and competence to navigate the complexities of the financial landscape, making a lasting impact on the industry and society at large.

Image by NEOM
bottom of page