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 Investment Management program and the Masters of Management in Finance program meaningful and realistic experience in the industry. All students enrolled in the Honours Investment Management Program and Masters of Management in Finance program work for the company, managing four funds with approximately $7.5 million in assets.
Students are divided by sector and use a combination of quantitative, fundamental, and ESG analysis to identify undervalued stocks and bonds. Students may also take on secondary roles in DCM's Risk Management, Economics, Sustainability, Quant, or Marketing teams. Students meet regularly with DCM's program mentors, Professors Vadim di Pietro and Jiro Kondo. Professor di Pietro acts as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer and advising representative and must approve all trades.
About the HIM Program:
With the highest admission standards of any undergraduate business program in Canada, the Desautels BCom program attracts top students from over 75 countries around the world. Second year BCom students can apply for admission to the two-year Honours Investment Management (HIM) program. The HIM selection process is highly competitive. Out of approximately 70 applicants each year, only 15-20 of Canada’s top business students are accepted.
About the MMF Program:
The Desautels Masters of Management in Finance (MMF) was launched in 2016 as a 1-year pre-experience program. The program admits approximately 50 out of more than 500 applicants each year. In 2021 the MMF program was ranked number one Finance Masters program in Canada and number 17 in the world by QS World University Rankings.