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 The York Finance Club (YFC) is the largest club and the sole organization with a focus on finance at the Schulich School of Business. With an annual membership count exceeding 450 students, YFC holds a number of events throughout the year to equip students with the soft and technical skills required in their careers, in addition to operating a student-managed investment fund. Most importantly, we act as a bridge between the students, professionals, and firms.

The York Finance Club (YFC), which was formed in 2011, is the resulting entity after the amalgamation of the York Investment Club (YIC, 2001) and the York Undergraduate Finance and Industry Club (YUFIC, 1995).

The purpose of the York Finance Club is to educate students about the finance industry and provide assistance with recruitment. We aim to train students to be well-rounded, industry-educated and career focused business professionals by hosting a myriad of events, including:

  • Undergraduate Finance Conference
  • York University Student Investment Fund (YUSIF)
  • Capital Markets Certification Program
  • YFC Speaker Series
  • Market Talk
  • Career Workshops
  • Technical Workshops
  • Mock Interviews
  • Networking Events

 

Executive Team 2016

Jeffrey Lee

Jeffrey Lee

Senior Co-President
Sasa Stosic

Sasa Stosic

Junior Co-President
Sophia Oh

Sophia Oh

Conference Co-Chair
Val Marouchko

Val Marouchko

Conference Co-Chair
Aza Albogatchieva

Aza Albogatchieva

V.P. Corporate Relations
Chris Hon

Chris Hon

V.P. Corporate Relations
Ahmed Mohamed

Ahmed Mohamed

V.P. Development
Lambros Tetoros

Lambros Tetoros

V.P. Development
Yehuda Benchetrit

Yehuda Benchetrit

V.P. Development
Pirasan Bhaskaran

Pirasan Bhaskaran

V.P. Economics
Ansh Kalra

Ansh Kalra

V.P. Finance
James Jung

James Jung

V.P. Operations
Zarbux Daruwalla

Zarbux Daruwalla

V.P. Operations
Alina Yao

Alina Yao

Associate
Deven Thakkar

Deven Thakkar

Associate
GianPiero Gigliotti

GianPiero Gigliotti

Associate
Harsh Ojha

Harsh Ojha

Associate
JT Paliwal

JT Paliwal

Associate
Quentin Chun

Quentin Chun

Associate
Shaan Patel

Shaan Patel

Associate
Sara Troka

Sara Troka

Associate
Yash Umrajkar

Yash Umrajkar

Associate
Jeffrey Lee

Jeffrey Lee

Senior Co-President
Sasa Stosic

Sasa Stosic

Junior Co-President
Sophia Oh

Sophia Oh

Conference Co-Chair
Val Marouchko

Val Marouchko

Conference Co-Chair
Aza Albogatchieva

Aza Albogatchieva

V.P. Corporate Relations
Chris Hon

Chris Hon

V.P. Corporate Relations
Ahmed Mohamed

Ahmed Mohamed

V.P. Development
Lambros Tetoros

Lambros Tetoros

V.P. Development
Yehuda Benchetrit

Yehuda Benchetrit

V.P. Development
Pirasan Bhaskaran

Pirasan Bhaskaran

V.P. Economics
Ansh Kalra

Ansh Kalra

V.P. Finance
James Jung

James Jung

V.P. Operations
Zarbux Daruwalla

Zarbux Daruwalla

V.P. Operations
Alina Yao

Alina Yao

Associate
Deven Thakkar

Deven Thakkar

Associate
GianPiero Gigliotti

GianPiero Gigliotti

Associate
Harsh Ojha

Harsh Ojha

Associate
JT Paliwal

JT Paliwal

Associate
Quentin Chun

Quentin Chun

Associate
Shaan Patel

Shaan Patel

Associate
Sara Troka

Sara Troka

Associate
Yash Umrajkar

Yash Umrajkar

Associate

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Events

Undergraduate Finance Conference

The Undergraduate Finance Conference (UFC) is a one-day conference hosting the top students from prominent business schools in Canada. This is a chance to meet some of the best and brightest young minds pursing financial careers at the forefront of the recruiting season.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together talented and passionate finance students, further develop their knowledge of the industry, and connect them with high-caliber industry professionals. UFC aims to educate delegates and provide coveted networking opportunities that will build a solid foundation for prosperous careers.

UFC delegates will enjoy events such as motivating keynote speakers, insightful workshops, Q&A segments with industry professionals and one on one interaction with finance professionals from a variety of companies during the networking cocktail and dinner. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

UFC 2012 featured representatives from BMO Capital Markets, National Bank Financial and CIBC World Markets who held workshops, as well as office and trading floor tours at banks such as RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets. This year, YFC seeks to set the bar even higher, and exceeding the precedent that has been set by this.

Career and Technical Workshops

YFC will be holding several workshops every month to help students who are interested in pursuing a career in finance. Whether it relates to career-oriented topics or investing fundamentals, YFC will have a workshop that will prepare you for the finance world. A list of some of the workshops we host:

  • Navigating Your Way To An Internship
  • Introduction to Informational Interviews
  • Introduction to Valuation
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Networking 101
  • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
  • Investment Banking Bootcamp
  • Sales & Trading Bootcamp
  • Speed Mock Interviewing
  • And more!

Analyst Team

An analyst team is organized each year, consisting of five teams of three students, who are responsible for preparing one presentation from their respective sector, each month. Members are encouraged to learn from the analyst team as they provide insight into the mechanics of portfolio management.

Traditionally, the YFC Investment Portfolio has been comprised of member-contributed funding however, with the assistance of the administration from the Schulich School of Business; we are seeking to expand this initiative through an endowment fund, for the purposes of building an understanding of portfolio management and fundamental analysis over a sustained period of time. For more information about the analyst program, please visit the YUSIF link here.

Market Talk

Keeping up to date with the global macroeconomic environment is critical to building a solid understanding of financial markets. Recognizing this fact, YFC started Market Talk, a biweekly update on recent stories, and aims to engage students in a forum for dialogue on topics such as key mergers and acquisitions, politics, and changing economic conditions. To supplement this experience, we also maintain an active forum online, where members are able to post interesting articles and their opinions on similar topics.

YFC Certification

The certification program was an initiative started to ensure that members were equipped with a basic knowledge of financial markets. YFC members are responsible for self-study of the Capital Markets Guides (written in conjunction with club executives and alumni), and you may test your knowledge of each of the 3 levels at any of the test dates offered throughout the year. Completion of the program requires completion of all 3 levels, and the levels must be completed in chronological order:

Level 1 – Investing Basics, Financial Markets

Level 2 – Fundamental Analysis, Technical Analysis

Level 3 – Investing Strategies, Equity Valuation

UFC 2016

The Undergraduate Finance Conference (UFC), hosted by the York Finance Club (YFC) is the quintessential event of York University’s finance community. Over the years, UFC has grown in both size and scope, and this year, the conference will unite 100 of the top finance students right in the heart of Canada’s financial centre. With events such as our signature evening networking cocktail, as well as company-exclusive networking sessions, various workshops, keynote speakers, and bank trading floor tours, our corporate sponsors will have numerous opportunities to connect with the country’s top delegates.

Workshops

Delegates will attend specialized workshops hosted by our sponsors about various trends currently affecting the industry.

Office Tours

Take a peek into the offices and trading floors of the most prestigious banks right in the heart of Canada’s financial centre. 

Top-tier Sponsors

Our sponsors range from Canada’s top bulge bracket banks to boutique firms and hedge funds. 

Networking Mixers

Engage in numerous networking mixers with professionals working in capital markets to equity research. 

Last year’s conference had a second and third year focus and hosted 100 delegates in the heart of the financial district at The National Club on October 29, 2015.

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Sponsors

sponsors

Expect a variety of sponsors from top firms in the finance industry during 2016. A list of this year’s sponsors is coming soon, so check back often!

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