Rotman Announces New Financial Risk Management Program

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The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto will launch a new financial risk management program for graduate students. The new Master of Financial Risk Management program at Rotman is designed for recent graduates who have possess strong quantitative skills due to their undergraduate background. This is an eight-month program that will train students for future careers in the risk management and trading industry.

Students in the program have the opportunity to receive a scholarship from the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services, as well as participate in activities sponsored by the GRI that will connect program participants with industry experts. Students in this program will also have access to the BMO Financial Group Finance aResearch and Trading Lab, which gives students access to financial resources and hands on training in a variety of topics.

Associate Professor of Teaching Stream Alexandra MacKay will serves as the academic director of the program while Rotman professor and Maple Financial Group Chair in Derivitives and Reisk Management, John Hull and TSX Chair in Capital Markets and professor Peter Christoffersen will serve as the co-directors of the program. Several other risk management and financial experts will serve as adjunct faculty for this new program.

Classes for this new program will not begin until September 2016. The program will be launched official during Rotman School of Management’s open house event on Oct. 17. More information on this new program can be found online. For more information on the other masters programs offered at the University of Toronto and the Toronto metro area, visit



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