News archive - November 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

Earnings Smoothing: Does It Exacerbate or Constrain Stock Price Crash Risk?

This article is an excerpt from the SAF website posted on November 17, 2017.

SAF professors Changling Chen and Jeong-Bon Kim had their research highlighted in the "Industry Trends, Research and Commentary" section of the CFA Institute's Selections publication.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Best in the world; where are they now?

This article is an excerpt from the SAF website posted on September 22, 2017.

By Carrie Gilmour 

It’s been a year since School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) students took the world stage by storm at the CFA Institute Research Challenge and a lot has changed in that short period of time.

In 2016 five students from the SAF (l-r), Kamaljot Dhaliwal, Daniel Zhang, Brent Small, Rudder Zhang and Adnan Khan, used their diverse co-op and program backgrounds to beat out over 1,000 teams from 70 countries to become the World Champions in a business valuation competition.

The team spent months preparing to present and defend detailed equities research report on a publicly traded company to a panel of industry experts. The SAF team advanced through several rounds over eight months to reach the Global Finals in Chicago, where they competed against University of Georgia, Ateneo de Manila University, and Politecnico di Milano, to capture the championship and a $10,000 prize.

So where are they now?

Brent Small, an Accounting and Financial Management (BAFM 2017) graduate was appointed as the CEO in winter 2017 for the SAF Student Investment Fund, managing a team of 30 students with $250K in assets under management. He is currently working as an Investment Analyst at Polar Asset Management Partners in Toronto.

I landed my dream job right out of school. I couldn't imagine a better job or workplace, and this is due in no small part to my experience at SAF.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Waterloo teams take top spots at CAN-CWiC programming challenge

This article is an excerpt from the CS website posted on November 9, 2017.

Teams of programmers from the University of Waterloo took the top spots at the 2017 Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing conference’s programming challenge. The contest began with an online qualifying round held over October 6 to 8, 2017, in which 345 teams registered, of which 71 were official teams of female students from a Canadian university.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

5th annual Investment Research Challenge (IRC) another example of SAF’s commitment to experiential learning

This article is an excerpt from the SAF website posted on July 20, 2017.

Anish Chopra, Katherine Chan (AFM 4A), Kevin Ding (CFM 2B), Billy Lam (AFM 4A)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cheriton School of Computer Science ranked 15th globally by U.S. News and World Report

This article is an excerpt from the CS website posted on October 24, 2017.

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