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What are we looking for

We don’t expect that you come into the program with all the knowledge and skills necessary. That is something we will teach you and help you develop over the course of the program. However, we’re looking for students passionate about Finance and the Capital Markets. Because we are running an actual fund with many moving parts and much at stake, we require a commitment for the full program. Many students, will note that this also requires between 15-20 hours a week, so as a candidate, you must be able to prioritize and manage your time effectively to be able to handle this. On top of all this, we’re looking for students that can fit into the culture, add value to the fund, commit the necessary time, be motivated to succeed in finance, and acquire the knowledge in investments and finance.

Recruitment Process

Students will apply to the CMMP at the beginning of their second year (or third if they have 2.5-3 years remaining). The recruitment process will be very competitive and selective. A target of 7 to 10 students will be selected each year based on qualification, skills, and need. Only those who successfully complete the training as an Analyst Trainee will be offered a position as an Analyst on the TCF. All students who are interested in the CMMP and TCF must attend the TCF/CMMP Info Session offered in March of every year.


CMMP/TCF Application

Minimum Requirements

  • Completion of all first year courses in the BCom
  • Commitment to completing all 2nd year finance/accounting courses in their first year of the CMMP program
  • Commitment to complete all 3rd year finance courses in 3rd year of their BCom (including optional portfolio management and fixed income as mandatory electives)
  • Minimum of two and a half years remaining in degree
  • Must be a full-time student – finance or accounting options
  • If admitting co-op students, placements must be arranged to be only in the summer
  • Ability to commit up to 20 hours per week
  • Attend all seminars and workshops
  • Minimum CGPA: 6.0
  • Appropriate Language skills

Application Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Cover Letter/Entrance Essay Questions
  • CV
  • Official Transcript

Selection of students

  • A selection committee will be formed each year for application review and interviews
  • All applications will be reviewed by the Fund Director and the Faculty Supervisor
  • The top 20 students based on applications will be selected to continue to the interview rounds

Program Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of CSC after 1st year of Program
  • Completion of CFA Level 1 Testing (attempt not pass )
    • * Or approved equivalent: CFA attempt can be substituted for progress towards other designations with prior approval only (ex. CIM, CBV, CA)]
  • Attending all mandatory workshops (unless absences are approved)
  • Attending all meetings (unless absences are approved)


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