Whenever possible, MASSA records its virtual events in order to make them available to more students. Check out the recordings below!
MASSA Webinar: Investment Banking
This is the recording of MASSA's February webinar, Investment Banking, which took place on February 25th, 2021. The original event description can be found below: "As part of our monthly webinar series, MASSA is excited to host a webinar on Investment Banking! Join us on February 25th from 6 p.m to 7 p.m as Wylliam Jetté-Corriveau, investment banking analyst at BMO Capital Markets & MACF alumnus, and David Vachon, a VP of Investment Banking at BMO Capital Markets & former Statistics and Finance student, discuss their career paths, share their experiences and provide an introduction on the fundamentals of Investment Banking! This webinar will consist of a 50-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute Q&A period. Both portions of the event will be hosted on Zoom."
MASSA Info Session: Master in Financial Engineering at HEC Montreal
This is the recording of MASSA's info session about the Master in Financial Engineering at HEC Montreal, which took place on February 2nd, 2021. The original event description can be found below: "On February 2nd, from 6–7 pm, MASSA will be delighted to invite Dr. Geneviève Gauthier, the MFE program director, to talk about the Master in Financial Engineering program at HEC Montreal. Financial engineering is the use of mathematical techniques to solve financial problems. It is a multidisciplinary field involving computer science, statistics, economics, and applied mathematics to address current financial issues as well as to devise new and innovative financial products. Anyone in the department of Mathematics and Statistics is welcome to join us for greater insights into the HEC’s Master in Financial Engineering program. So don’t hesitate and sign up NOW to get a head start in your path to becoming a financial engineer!" Slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_1Vc2HgR4FlZNZ2r4WPeF1rb4HW4rmOO/view?usp=sharing
MASSA Webinar: Distinguishing Between Skill & Chance in Games
This is the recording of MASSA's January webinar, Distinguishing Between Skill & Chance in Games, which took place on January 20th, 2021. The original event description can be found below: "As part of our monthly webinar series, MASSA has decided to delve into a topic you are all familiar with: games! Join us on January 20th from 11:00am to 12:00pm as Dr. Jörg Bewersdorff (University of Bonn), an expert in the mathematics of games, relates statistical theory to games. His topic will be how to distinguish games of chance from those of skill. You’ll discover that math can be applied in very unusual areas!"
MASSA Webinar: Introduction to Investment Consulting
This is the recording of MASSA's December webinar, Introduction to Investment Consulting, which took place on December 2nd, 2020. The original event description can be found below: "Join us on December 2nd at 6pm for a webinar about investment consulting! An associate and an analyst from the Mercer Investment Consulting team will be joining the webinar to discuss their career paths, share their experiences and provide an introduction to Investment Consulting. The webinar will cover the basics of investment consulting, including the type of work that they do on a daily basis. Investment consulting involves assisting employers in designing, implementing, and managing their retirement plans by providing expert advice and guidance on all aspects surrounding their investments. Pension investment consultants use their pension expertise to provide advice and insight on defined benefit and defined contribution plans, as well as other institutions such as university endowments. We work specifically with corporations, and client assets range in size from under a million, to multi-billions of dollars. At the analyst level, work consists of gathering, analyzing and presenting data in such a way that clients can understand and make the best decisions for their company."