Investment Funds

Desautels Capital Management is Canada’s first university-owned, student-run registered investment management firm. Established in 2009, Desautels Capital Management offers students in the Honours in Investment Management program at McGill University meaningful and realistic industry experience.


Desautels Capital Management manages two investment funds with $3 million of assets under management. The Desautels Global Equity Fund invests in equity assets diversified across regions and sectors. The Desautels Fixed Income Fund invests in high-quality fixed income assets around the world. Each fund has a dedicated team of student analysts, led by a Strategist in their senior year, supported by Senior and Junior Analysts, an Economic Analyst, and a Risk Manager.


Students are guided by experienced faculty members and industry professionals who are members of the Desautels Faculty of Management’s Global Expert Panel. Desautels Professors Ken Lester and Vadim di Pietro act as Chief Investment Officers and advising representatives, and must approve all trades.

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