HIM Analysts

Upon joining DCM analysts are assigned to a sector based on preference and need. We cover all sectors, including consumers, energy, financials, healthcare, industrials, materials, technology & telecommunications, and fixed income. Analysts present periodic sector overviews based on current events, and are responsible for pitching investment ideas within their sector. Analysts are also responsible for monitoring their sector holdings to ensure investment theses are still valid and making sell recommendations where appropriate.

Consumers Sector
 

Sabrina Frias

Senior Analyst 

Sabrina was born in Santiago, Chile. She then lived in Caracas, Venezuela for part of her childhood before immigrating to Toronto, Ontario. In high school, she developed a keen interest in debating, which led her to discover a passion for research, a skill which she has harnessed in order to execute all her investment strategies at DCM. She has continued her debate career at McGill and is a member of the McGill Martlet’s Women’s Varsity Rugby team.

 

Professional Experience:

Investment Banking Analyst

            Goldman Sachs, New York (Incoming 2018)

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

            Goldman Sachs, New York (Summer 2017)

International Wealth Management Intern

            Scotiabank, Toronto (Summer 2015, 2016)

Extracurricular Activities:

Jeux de Commerce Debate Team- 2017 Champion

McGill Martlet’s Varsity Rugby

Noah Gillard

Senior Analyst

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Noah developed an interest for investing in his senior year of high school. Upon his arrival at McGill, Noah was keen on joining the Honours in Investment Management program. His time at McGill has so far been filled with extracurricular involvement, in both finance and non-finance related fields. His most recent activity involved starting the Desautels Outreach Committee with fellow HIM student Michael Fishman. The DOC is dedicated to aiding management and non-management students alike with extracurricular involvement, as well as developing philanthropic programs around the city of Montreal. Noah is an avid traveler and prefers to spend his spare time outdoors exploring the city or listening to music to find the next artist to book for his concert series.

 

Professional Experience:

Associate Consultant

             Bain & Company, Toronto (Incoming 2018)

Private Equity Summer Analyst

             Ulysses Management, New York (Summer 2017)

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

            Cappello Global, Los Angeles (Summer 2016)

Wealth Management Summer Intern

            Morgan Stanley, Santa Barbara (Summer 2015)

Research Assistant

            Desautels Economics Department, Montreal (Summer 2015) 

 

Extracurricular activities:

Executive Director – Desautels Outreach Committee

Executive Director – MUS Concert Series (2015-2016)

Sponsorship Director – Entertainment Management Conference (2015-16)

Accounts Manager – MUS Corporate Relations (2015-16)

Committee Coordinator – McGill Trading Simulation (2015-16)

Member – McGill Investment Club

Alexandra Ma

Junior Analyst

Alexandra was born in Montreal and raised in Toronto, where she studied piano performance at an arts school before attending McGill. She developed an interest in finance after getting involved with the McGill Investment Club where she had the opportunity to learn about the financial landscape while bonding with students who share her passions. Alexandra’s interest for finance stems from her desire to expand her knowledge of the markets and challenge herself to think critically about world events. In her spare time, she likes to curate playlists, camp, train her memory, and read.

Professional Experience:

Relationship Investments Summer Analyst

          Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Toronto (Incoming 2018)

Extracurricular Activities:  

Entertainment Management Conference – Executive Director

Junior VP Internal – McGill Investment Club

Tejas Saggi

Junior Analyst 

Tejas was born in India and raised in a small town in the suburbs of Vancouver, Canada. Growing up, his career interests were all over the place, ranging from chemical engineering to law, but he eventually found his way to finance. At McGill, he’s actively involved with the Investment Club, where he spearheads the Club’s recruiting-oriented initiatives. Outside of academics, Tejas is a basketball enthusiast and enjoys staying late enough in Bronfman to justify ordering delivery.

Professional Experience:
Summer Analyst, Strategic Advisory
          PJT Partners, New York (Incoming Summer 2018)
Summer Analyst, Private Investments
          CPP Investment Board, Toronto (Summer 2017)
Analyst, FinTech
          SproutChange, Montreal (Winter 2016)    
Summer Analyst, Investment Management
          Caldwell Securities, Toronto (Summer 2016)

Extracurricular Activities:
VP External – McGill Investment Club
Founder & Director – Youth Achieving Success

 
Energy Sector

Thomas Milne

Senior Analyst

Thomas was born in Belleville but spent the majority of his life in various countries across Asia. He discovered his passion for finance and business at the Singapore American School where he had the opportunity to be taught introductory finance by an author of multiple business novels. Thomas enjoys pretty much any sport, but decided to focus on his passion for rugby at McGill where he played two years on the varsity team. He will pursue a career in Consulting upon graduation.

 

Professional Experience:

Business Analyst

          McKinsey & Company, Toronto (Incoming 2018)

Summer Business Analyst

          McKinsey & Company, Toronto (Summer 2017)

Intern, Investment Analyst

          Rosen Partnership, Montreal (Summer 2016)

Intern, Marketing

          SRX Streetsine, Singapore (Summer 2015) 

 

Extracurricular Activities:

President, McGill Rugby Football Club

Player, McGill Rugby Football Club (2014-2016)

VP Academic, McGill Consulting Association

Kyle Costanzo 

Junior Analyst

Born and raised in Princeton New Jersey, Kyle grew interested in finance after interning at an energy brokerage firm after high school. When he’s not working on stock pitches for HIM’s energy sector, Kyle serves as the co-president of JED Consulting, McGill’s student-run consulting firm. During the 2016/2017 year, he helped scale JED’s revenues by 10x as Head of Sales, and managed three consulting mandates as a project manager. In his time outside of studies, Kyle goes skiing, maps out Montréal’s coffee scene, and plays poker.

 

Professional Experience:

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

          LionTree, New York (Incoming 2018)

Corporate Banking Summer Analyst

          J.P. Morgan, Toronto (Summer 2017)

Energy Research Analyst

          Liquidity Energy, New York (Summer 2015 & 2016)

 

Extracurricular Activities

Co-President – JED Consulting (present)

Head of Sales – JED Consulting (2016/2017)

Management First Year Involvement Team – (2015/2016)

Sunny Wu

Junior Analyst

A third-year student at the Desautels Faculty of Management, Sunny was born and raised in Montreal. Before transferring to Desautels, he briefly studied engineering before realizing that he was far more interested in pursuing a career in finance. Now he resides semi-permanently on Bronfman 2nd floor. Outside of school, Sunny enjoys skiing, cooking and riding his bike.

 

Professional Experience:

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

          Evercore Partners, Houston (Incoming 2018)

Venture Capital Summer Analyst

          Celtic House Venture Partners, Ottawa (Summer 2017)

 

Extracurricular activities:

VP Finance – McGill Students Business Review
Junior VP External – McGill Investment Club

 
Financial Institutions Sector

Mackenzie Chisholm

Senior Analyst

Born and raised in Toronto, Mackenzie developed a strong interest for Finance through case competitions in high school. Being a part of the McGill Investment Club harnessed her interest in investing and led her to the Honours in Investment Management program. She incorporates her interest in Accounting and Economics into her investment strategies. When not studying and following stocks, she is playing tennis, reading or planning her next travel destination.

 

Professional Experience:

Investment Banking Analyst

       J.P. Morgan, New York (Incoming 2018)

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

       J.P. Morgan, New York (Summer 2017)

Summer Financial Analyst

       RBC Personal & Commercial Banking, Toronto (Summer 2016)

Summer U.S. Real Estate Analyst

       Starlight Investments, Toronto (Summer 2015)

Extracurricular Activities:

Staffer – Desautels Capital Management

Student Leader & Co-Organizer - Desautels Hot Cities of the World Tour

Junior Vice President Internal - McGill Investment Club (2016-2017)

Antoine Francoeur 

Senior Analyst

Born and raised in Montreal, Antoine discovered his passion for finance upon reading Warren Buffett’s annual letters to shareholders. He is fascinated about the power of finance and technology to improve society. Upon graduation, Antoine strives to pursue a career in investment banking. Always seeking challenges, he is passionate about triathlon and competes in Ironman 70.3 races.

 

Professional Experience:

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

          RBC Capital Markets, New York (Summer 2017 and Incoming Summer 2018)

Private Equity Summer Analyst

          Novacap, Montreal (Summer 2016)

Intern, Private Wealth 1859

          National Bank Financial, Montreal (2015-2016)

Intern, Financial Operations

          Sid Lee, Montreal (Summer 2014 & 2015)

 

Extracurricular Activities

Chief Executive Officer – PennyDrops

Director of Finance – Desautels Management Achievement Award

Member – McGill Investment Club & McGill Investment Committee

Josiah Derksen

Junior Analyst

Josiah (Joe) was born in Winnipeg, but his family moved to the Cayman Islands a few weeks after he was born. Surrounded by one of the world’s leading financial industries as a child, he developed a passion for finance at a young age. After graduating from Cayman International School as valedictorian of the 2015 class, he entered McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management as a U1 student. In his time outside of studies, Josiah enjoys playing intramural ice hockey, golfing, and kiteboarding on Cayman’s world-class beaches.

 

Professional Experiences:

Incoming Private Equity Summer Analyst

          Altas Partners, Toronto (Incoming 2018)

Summer Analyst

          Five Continents Financial Limited, Cayman Islands (Summer 2017)

Financial Advisory Intern

          Deloitte, Cayman Islands (Summer 2016)

Summer Intern

Five Continents Financial Limited, Cayman Islands (Summer 2015)

Student Intern

Conyers Dill & Pearman, Cayman Islands (2014 - 2015)

 

Extracurricular Activities

Vice President – Zeta Psi Fraternity

Member – McGill Investment Club

Emilie Granger

Junior Analyst

Emilie Granger was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. Growing up with a brother in Investment Banking, Emilie always knew she wanted to undertake a career in Finance. At McGill, Emilie is an ambassador for Women in Capital Markets, the largest network of professional women in the Canadian capital markets industry. Outside McGill, Emilie enjoys playing soccer and countryside hiking. She also competes in sprint triathlons.

Professional Experience:

Summer Financial Analyst, Restructuring  

Houlihan Lokey, Los Angeles (Incoming Summer 2018)

Summer Analyst, Global Investment Banking

RBC Capital Markets, Montreal (Summer 2017)

Summer Analyst, Public Market Investments

PSP Investments, Montreal (Summer 2016)            

 

Extracurricular Activities:

Member – McGill Investment Club

Ambassador – Women in Capital Markets  

Victoria Perlman

Junior Analyst

Victoria was born and raised in Montreal. While she has always shown an affinity towards mathematics, she truly recognized her passion for finance upon entering university.  At McGill, Victoria is actively involved in the Investment Club, where she helps bridge the gap between students and the financial markets. Outside of school, Victoria dabbles in the realm of photography and videography. She also enjoys spending time with her dog, Maddie.

 

Professional Experience:

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

RBC Capital Markets, New York (Incoming 2018)

Wealth Management Summer Intern

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Boston (Summer 2017)

 

Extracurricular Activities:

Junior Vice President Internal – McGill Investment Club

Youth Ambassador – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Mentor - PennyDrops

Research Assistant – Desautels Faculty of Management, Finance Dept.

 
Healthcare Sector

David Meyers

Senior Analyst & COO

Born and raised in the world’s financial epicenter, New York City, David has been fascinated by finance, business and economics since a 5th grade school trip to the NASDAQ stock exchange. After graduating with honours from the High School of American Studies, David decided to postpone university to journey through Israel and Ethiopia. Throughout his travels, David worked as an emergency medical first responder, media analyst and community development leader. After a year of exploring, David’s lifelong passion for finance and business led him to McGill and the HIM program. His investment philosophy is best captured by Warren Buffet’s dictum “Whether we're talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.” As a true New Yorker, David enjoys running in city parks, discussing current events, eating fine food and traveling to exotic places.

 

Professional Experience:

Investment Banking Analyst

Perella Weinberg Partners, New York (Incoming 2018)

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

Perella Weinberg Partners, New York (Summer 2017)

Analyst, Private Equity & Alternative Investments

Palomino Capital Corporation, Montreal (Summer 2016)

Judicial Intern

New York State Supreme Court, New York (Summer 2015)

       

Extracurricular Activities:

Senior Consultant – Junior Enterprise Desautels

Mentor – Penny Drops

Member – SSMU Ski and Snowboard Club

Member – McGill Investment Club

Thomas was born and raised in Montreal. He was drawn to finance after taking part in a stock market competition at his high school. Specifically, his interests lie in equity research where he can apply his strong mathematics background, along with his natural curiosity, to finding overlooked gems. Thomas is also involved with a non-profit organization called PennyDrops, whose mission is to teach financial literacy to high school students across Canada. In his free time, Thomas enjoys playing golf and exploring Montreal in the search for the city’s best restaurants.

 

Professional Experience:

Part-time Intern, Emerging Market Portfolio

PSP Investments (Summer 2017- Present), Montreal  

Intern, Emerging Market Portfolio,

PSP Investments (Summer 2017), Montreal

 

Extracurricular Activities:

Chief Operating Officer – PennyDrops

Thomas Boucher-Charest

Junior Analyst

 
Industrials Sector

Charles Feng

Senior Analyst

Born in France and raised in Montreal, where he competed as a national competitive swimmer before entering McGill University. Charles finds inspiration in Michael Phelps famous quote: “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get”. From a young age, he was intrigued by the dynamic nature of the financial markets. In his free time, Charles enjoys going on road trips, swimming and snowboarding.

 

Professional Experience:

Investment Banking Analyst

Moelis & Company, Los Angeles (Incoming 2018)

Equity Research Summer Analyst

 Evercore Partners, New York (Summer 2017)

Investments Summer Analyst

 Lester Asset Management, Montreal (Summer 2016)

Product Specialist, Sales

 Tesla Motors, Montreal (2014-2016)

 

Extracurricular Activities:

Vice President – McGill Investment Club

Vice President – Association of Canadian Intercollegiate Investment Clubs

Founding McGill Ambassador – Capitalize for Kids

Competitive Swimmer – Swimming Canada (2006 – 2015)

Case Competitor – JDC, FO

Mentor – Penny Drops

Noah Petkau

Senior Analyst

Noah has the fortune to call richly cultural Montreal his hometown. Growing up during the 2007-2008 financial crisis drew him into the world of economics and finance, driven to achieve a deeper understanding of the forces behind everyday life. This interest was further cultivated through case competitions while studying Honours Commerce at Marianopolis College, inspiring him to join the HIM program at McGill and turn his interest into strong financial skills. Outside of school, Noah can be found on stage performing improvised theatre or reading nonfiction on a Kindle. He also takes an interest in learning languages, recently starting Chinese lessons.

 

Professional Experience:

Consulting Intern

Roland Berger, Montreal (2017)

Investment Analyst

Fidelity Investments, Toronto (Summer 2017)

Financial Committee Intern

Artistri Sud, Montreal (2015 - 2016)

 

Extracurricular Activities:

President - McGill Shareholder Activism Research Group

Case Competitor - JDC (2016), FO (2017), JDCC (2015, 2014)

Investment Committee Member - McGill Investment Club

Delegate Diplomat - McGill Model UN (2015, 2014)

George Koutsos

Junior Analyst

George was born and raised in Montreal where he completed his International Baccalaureate before continuing his studies at McGill University. For the longest time, George was certain he was destined for a career in engineering. That all changed once he discovered infrastructure finance. Since then, it is impossible to peel him away from his infrastructure literature and intends to pursue career in this industry. Outside of class, George enjoys playing squash, discussing current events and discovering new board games with his friends.

 

Professional Experience:

Incoming Summer Intern, Global Real Assets

J.P. Morgan, London (Summer 2018)

Investment Finance Intern

PSP Investments, Montreal (Summer 2017)

 

Extracurricular Activities:

Member – McGill Investment Club

Mathematics Tutor - Acadam

 
Materials Sector

Jaskrit Singh

Senior Analyst

Jaskrit was born and raised in India, where he attended boarding school for six years before coming to McGill.  He discovered his passion for finance and investing while participating in a virtual stock simulation during high school. Ever since, he has been following the markets and also manages his personal investment portfolio in India. Outside of school and investing, Jaskrit enjoys soccer and travelling.

 

Professional Experience:

Analyst

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Toronto (Incoming 2018)

Multi-Strategy and Asset Management Intern

PSP Investments, Montreal (Summer 2017) 

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

Dexter Capital Advisors, New Delhi (Summer 2016)

Equity Research Summer Analyst

HDFC Securities, Mumbai (Summer 2015)

                                                  

Extracurricular Activities:

Member - ACIIC 

Member - McGill Investment Club

Representative – MUS Undergraduate Academic Council

Ian Jiang

Junior Analyst

Ian was born and raised in Yangzhou, China. When he was 15 years old, he came to Canada alone and continued his secondary education in Delta, BC. In his senior year, Ian helped his school football team win the British Columbia AAA Provincial Championship. He then came to McGill and became increasingly interested in finance through the McGill Investment Club. Outside school, Ian likes to cook fusion cuisine, watch the Office and lose 17-0 in NHL to his roommate Bryan.

 

Professional Experience:

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

           RBC Capital Markets, Toronto (Incoming 2018)

Summer Analyst, Private Equity Search Fund

Calistix Capital, Toronto (Summer 2017)

Summer Intern, Business Management

MaoLiYa Business Management, Yangzhou (Summer 2016)

 

Extracurricular Activities:

Trading Simulation Chairman – McGill Investment Club

McGill Campus Ambassador – Capitalize for Kids

Financial Associate – Chinese Students and Scholars Association  

 
Technology, Media & Telecommunications Sector

Alexander Bibic

Senior Analyst

Born and raised in Ottawa, Alex decided to study commerce after starting and growing a landscaping company in high school. Upon his arrival at McGill, Alex quickly sparked an interest in finance after attending MIC events. As a TMT Analyst, Alex is most excited to explore different technologies and learn about the various valuation techniques used across the sector. During his spare time, Alex enjoys playing hockey, running, playing golf, travelling and wakeboarding.

 

Professional Experience:

Investment Banking Analyst

BMO Capital Markets, Toronto (Incoming 2018) 

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

BMO Capital Markets, Toronto (Summer 2017)

Credit & Risk Summer Analyst

BMO Commercial Banking, Ottawa (Summer 2016)

Summer Client Advisor

RBC Royal Bank, Ottawa (Summer 2015)

 

Extracurricular Activities:  

Junior VP Internal - McGill Investment Club

VP Finance - PennyDrops McGill

Donations Coordinator - MUS Cancer Auction

Participant - MShares

Robert Chen

Senior Analyst

Born in China, Robert moved to the small town of Fredericton, New Brunswick at the age of three. As a child, Robert sparked a curiosity for finance after reading Warren Buffett's The Snowball and eventually set out to pursue his interests at McGill University. Robert hopes to pursue a career in investment banking after graduating. Outside of class, Robert enjoys playing fingerstyle guitar, learning new card tricks and the occasional game of chess.  

 

Professional Experience:

Investment Banking Analyst

Credit Suisse, Toronto (Incoming 2018) 

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

Credit Suisse, Toronto (Summer 2017)

 

Extracurricular Activities:  

Junior Consultant - Junior Enterprise Desautels

VP Finance – McGill Association of North American Born Asians

2nd Place – Jarislowsky Fraser Stock Pitch Competition

Finalist – Dobson Cup Startup Competition

Daniel Milne

Junior Analyst

Daniel Milne was born in London, England and raised in Unionville, Canada. Prior to McGill, Daniel played Division 1 hockey at the University of Michigan and three years of semi-professional hockey in the Ontario Hockey League for the Owen Sound Attack. Now, Daniel plays for McGill’s varsity hockey team while building his financial skills in the TMT sector of HIM. Outside of school, Daniel enjoys slack-lining, playing Spikeball, learning new things, and watching TV shows.

 

Professional Experience:

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

Lion tree, New York (Incoming 2018) 

Summer Analyst, Sales & Trading

Eight Capital, Toronto (Summer 2017)

Summer Analyst, Financial Advisor

Gardens for Life, Kabul (Summer 2016)

Semi-Professional Hockey Player

Owen Sound Attack, Owen Sound (2013-2015)

 

Extracurricular Activities:

Member – McGill Investment Club

Member – MENSA

Eric Van Hees

Junior Analyst

Eric was born and raised in Oakville, Ontario, a small town just outside Toronto. His interest in finance originates from his involvement with his high school investment club.  His time at McGill has been filled with extracurricular involvement including being a member of the Varsity Lacrosse team and the McGill Investment Club.  As a analyst in the TMT sector, Eric is most excited to learn about the various business models within the sector. Outside of school, Eric can be found playing guitar, reading books, socializing with friends, or travelling.

 

Professional Experience:

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

RBC Capital Markets, Toronto (Incoming 2018)

Summer Analyst

RBC Capital Markets, Toronto (Summer 2017)

Extracurricular Activities:

Athlete - McGill Varsity Lacrosse Team

Junior Vice-President External – McGill Investment Club

Member – SSMU Ski and Snowboard Club

 
Fixed Income Fund

Victoire Gekas

Junior Analyst

Victoire was born next to Paris but grew up in the beautiful Quebec City. She started university at 17 years old. It is during her exchange at HEC Paris that she developed her passion for finance while meeting students that had an interest in investment banking. Outside of the classroom, Victoire enjoys volunteering with non-profits or can be found practicing Taekwondo (earned her black belt in 2014).

 

Professional Experience:

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

Credit Suisse, Toronto (Incoming 2018)

Portfolio Management and Operations, Global Private Markets Intern

PSP Investments, Montreal (Summer 2017)

Economic Development Intern

Artois Urban Community, France (Summer 2016)

 

Extracurricular Activities:

VP Operations – PennyDrops, McGill chapter

Co-Founder – BusinessGeneration

Founder – McGill French Conversation Workshops

Delegate and Staffer – McGill Model United Nations

Delegate – Simulation du Conseil de l’Union européenne

Participant – SLASummit, Capitalize for kids, McGill trading simulation

Math teacher – School Success

Matei Popescu

Junior Analyst

Matei was born in Romania and emigrated in Canada when he was only 5. He started out studying mathematics in Cegep but wanted to get a better understanding the movement of money in society. He joined the Economics and Finance program at McGill and now has the opportunity to combine those two interests in the Fixed Income group. He also enjoys taking part in different finance competitions and learning about the meaning of life through TV shows like Rick and Morty. When he is not researching bonds or the economy, he enjoys a pitcher at Gerts or a night out on Saint-Laurent.

 

Professional Experience:

Secondaries and Co-Investments Summer Analyst

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Toronto (Incoming 2018)

 

Extracurricular Activities: 

Member – McGill Investment Club

VP IT & Marketing – McGill Romanian Student Society

Ludovic Van den Bergen

Junior Analyst

Born in Brussels and raised in the south of France, Ludovic completed a BA Hons. in Economics and Middle Eastern studies in 2017. As he was pursuing his passion for economics through his studies and internships, Ludovic realized that finance would be the most exciting real-world application of economic theory. Covering DCM’s fixed income fund’s investments has kept on strengthening his interest for valuation and finance. Upon graduation, Ludovic strives to pursue a career in consulting. Outside of HIM, Ludovic is involved in the debating community, where he represents McGill in intercollegiate competitions. Ludovic also possesses a strong interest in the Middle East, an interest through which he has learned Persian. He enjoys reading 19th century literature and skiing.  

Professional Experience:

Summer Business Analyst

          McKinsey and Company, Montreal (Incoming 2018)

Economic Section Intern

Embassy of Belgium in Iran, Tehran (Summer 2017)

Intern

Credo Business Consulting, London (Summer 2016)

Intern

European Savings Bank Group, Brussels (Summer 2016)

Research assistant, counter terrorism

The Henry Jackson Society, London (Summer 2015)

 

Extracurricular Activities:

President of French debates – McGill Debating Union

1st Place – Bank of Canada’s Governor’s Challenge

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