Events & Competitions

Competitions ran by the club offer students a great platform to test their classroom learning in a professional forum monitored and judged by seasoned professionals. Through these competitions, students experience challenges that they will face in real world and are able to get insights about different careers paths within the investment management, private equity and equity research domains.

This year's RAMA events are listed underneath with the expected timeline. Please use the task bar to view more details about the events hosted by RAMA and the RAMA Calendar to keep updated on RAMA's incoming events.

Upcoming Events

RAMA - RSIF Kick-off & Speed Networking with Second-Year Students and Alumni:

  • Event Detail: Join us at RAMA and RSIF official kick-off event on September 10, 2019. We will host in the format of a round-table event, in which RAMA members will have the opportunity to speed network with second-year students and alumni.
  • Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Location: Desautels Hall

Case Competition Prep Workshop:

  • Event Detail: Training workshops for first-year students in disciplines to prepare for case competitions and augment finance coursework in school.
  • Date: TBD
  • Location: TBD

OTPP Portfolio Management Case Competition:

  • Event Detail: Join us at the OTPP Portfolio Management case competition, designed to help RAMA members get hands-on experience as portfolio managers using a top-down approach in an environment that closely simulates real world challenges.
  • Kick-off Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • Kick-off Time and Location: 4pm to 6pm, Rotman LL 1020
  • Final Round Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
  • Final Round Time and Location: 4.45pm to 8.30pm, Fleck Atrium

Cannacord Equity Research Event:

  • Event Detail: Team from Cannacord are invited to host a session on equity research. This is a great opportunity for first-year students to learn more about the profession and network with one of the biggest investment brokerage shops in Canada.
  • Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • Location: CIBC Room

RSIF Panel 1:

  • Event Detail: In this panel, RSIF will have a short welcome presentation and research training by buy-side professionals.
  • Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
  • Location: TBD

Venture Capital Industry Panel:

  • Event Detail: In this panel, industry professionals will provide an overview of the venture capital industry.
  • Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Location: Fleck Atrium

RAMA Industry Night:

  • Event Detail: A networking event where students will develop a better understanding of the industry and network with a broad range of industry professionals.
  • Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Location: National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto, ON

Private Equity Panel:

  • Event Detail: A private equity fireside chat will be hosted in collaboration with the Career Center and possibly with RFA.
  • Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Location: Career Center

RSIF Panel 2:

  • Event Detail: In this panel, RSIF will host research training by buy-side professionals.
  • Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Location: TBD

Private Equity Case Competition:

  • Event Detail: In the private equity case competition, teams of students will perform evaluation of a private equity transaction. In detail, students are expected to perform in-depth analysis of the investment opportunity and structure the transaction to maximize the return potential.
  • Kick-off Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Final Round Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 
  • Location: TBD

Wharton Latin American Private Equity Case Competition:

  • Event Detail: A selected team of 5 students will represent Rotman at Wharton Business School and pitch to professionals in the U.S. and Latin American private equity houses.
  • Date: March 2020
  • Location: TBD

RSIF CPPIB and RBC Stock Picking Contest:

  • Event Detail: Students will have a chance to pitch a stock to judges from CPPIB and RBC. The event also has a industry panel discussion and networking opportunities with these two employers.
  • Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 
  • Location: TBD

Lunch and Learn with Industry Experts:

  • Event Detail: Series of intimate lunch sessions with industry veterans in asset management for selected students.
  • Date: TBD
  • Location: TBD

CFA Institute Research Challenge:

  • Event Detail: An annual global equity research competition providing students with mentoring and intensive training in analyzing stocks.
  • Date: Fall 2019
  • Location: TBD

CFA Society Ethics Challenge:

  • Event Detail: The challenge is designed to increase awareness of ethical dilemmas investment management professionals are facing.
  • Date: Spring 2020
  • Location: TBD