We are excited to bring to you our events timeline for this school year. It features 7 events catered towards all years – 2 first year events, 4 competitions, and our flagship conference.
September 26th – RCFA Orientation
RCFA Orientation is an interactive event geared towards first year students entering the Rotman Commerce community.
It aims to provide an introduction into the finance industry while giving an overview of the finance stream at Rotman Commerce.
Upper year students and professors will provide their insights to success and students will have an opportunity to engage in discussions with RCFA members to learn about their experiences within the organization. Students will also have an opportunity to explore the financial district and develop relationships with fellow students through an exciting scavenger hunt.
October 9th – Commerce Trading Competition
The Commerce Trading Competition (CTC) is a fun and interactive event that will allow students to apply trading strategies and knowledge attained in class in real-time simulations using the Rotman Interactive Trader (RIT) program. CTC will provide a unique hands-on experience for students to experience a typical day in the Sales and Trading sector.
Prior to the competition day, there will be 2 identical workshops provided by the Financial Research and Trading Lab on how to use the RIT program.
November 13th – Rotman Commerce Finance Conference
The Rotman Commerce Finance Conference (RCFC) is the RCFA’s flagship event held each year in November right before the finance summer recruiting season. This event provides students with the opportunity to gain insightful perspectives of various opportunities within the financial industry. Its objective is to facilitate the connection between students and industry professionals.
Highlights of the day include esteemed keynote speakers, enlightening seminars covering Asset Management, Commercial Banking, Investment Banking, Sales and Trading and Private Equity. The seminars will be determined on a first come first serve basis.
There will also be a “round table” portion of the day and firm booths where students will be given the opportunity to pose questions to a number of professionals from various industries. The day will conclude with a networking session that will allow students to interact with over 70 firm representatives in a more intimate setting.
November 27th – Stock Pitch Competition
As this years’ new initiative, the Stock Pitch Competition provides students the opportunity to present their analytical capabilities to industry representatives. This event allows students to showcase their talent to professionals within the finance field and provides great exposure for the upcoming recruitment season. Students can choose to participate individually or pair up in teams.
The selected company must be publicly listed on a North American index and have a market capitalization of at least $500 million. The presentation will be 10 minutes followed by a 10 minute Q&A session.
February 12th – Canadian Business Valuation Case Competition
The Canadian Business Valuation Competition, sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV), is geared towards upper years. It provides students with the opportunity to apply their technical knowledge outside of the classroom. Presented with a case, students are given time to work through a complex company valuation. Students have the opportunity to present their case in front of industry professionals. This competition helps students develop technical, analytical and presentation skills, and allows them to showcase their skillsets to industry professionals.
March 4th – Mergers & Acquisitions Case Competition
Sponsored by TD Securities, the 2016 M&A Case Competition is an event geared towards upper year undergraduate students. The full day event gives students a great opportunity to utilize their analytical, critical thinking, and presentation skills in the context of assessing a real life M&A transaction. The event also includes a networking component that will allow participants to gain perspectives from professionals from the Investment Banking division of TD Securities.
March 18th – Forays into Finance 2016
Open to first and second years, Forays into Finance 2016 aims to further expand students’ understanding of the various areas within finance and provide them with insights from industry professionals. Students will get the chance to hear from fourth-year students about their experience in the finance industry. In addition, Rotman Commerce alumni, currently working in the industry, have been invited to our roundtable discussions, creating an excellent opportunity for first and second year students to gain different perspectives into popular finance professions.