January was a winning month for students from the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) as they won or placed highly in two national competitions.
Two teams from the SAF out performed eight competing groups when the students won Ryerson University’s financial management case competition, “Battle on Bay Street.” Jimmy Chang, Gordon Li, Daniel Pacione and Stephen Yi from the Mathematics/Chartered Accountancy program won $2,500 by advising the management team of a real-life startup company seeking venture capital funding. The team of Meng Wang from the Accounting & Financial Management program, Anqi Wang from the Computing and Financial Management program, and Roy Shou from the Math-Business program came second.
In addition, SAF students Ian Gutwinski, Michael Y Liu and Connor Kingston (known as team M & EH) placed in the top three at the University of British Columbia’s National Investment Banking Competition (NIBC) in Vancouver. This year’s preliminary round of the competition attracted 486 students from both undergraduate and MBA pools. Competitors submitted a solution to a finance case that investment bankers from Macquarie Capital, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Capital Markets, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce World Markets, Global Securities and MDA training prepared. In the final round, they presented to an audience of more than 300 students, faculty and industry professionals.
The abilities demonstrated by these SAF students and their keen interest in the area of accounting and finance are impressive. We are proud of the accomplishments they achieved.
- Jim Barnett, SAF director.