The inaugural SAF Strategy Case Competition was held on Saturday, June 2nd. Opened to all School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) students in second year or above, the annual event is meant to provide an experiential opportunity for students to gain exposure to and learn about the expectations for careers in the field of consulting. A total of 38 teams registered for the competition of which 16 were chosen to compete.
This past term, the School celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Student Investment Fund (SIF), as well as the launch and inaugural investment of the Student Venture Fund (SVF). Both of these funds highlight the School’s dedication to experiential education, and provide students with hands on experience in portfolio management.
Two teams represented the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) at this year’s Battle on Bay competition held at Ryerson University of which one of the teams took home first place! This year marks the third consecutive year to which a University of Waterloo team has won the Battle on Bay Competition!
During the 2017 Fall term, the inaugural Waterloo Student Venture Fund (SVF) team reviewed 30 company pitches, conducted due diligence on three of these companies and presented two investment recommendations to the SVF’s Investment Committee. The recommendations resulted in the SVF’s first investment of $25,000 in Nicoya Lifesciences Inc. in its financing round in January 2018.