Class of 2015The The Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program's (KWPMP) class of 2015 will serve as Research Associates from January 1 – December 31, 2013 and Fund Managers from January 1, 2013 – January 31, 2015.
Alexander ChkliarAlexander Chkliar is pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Finance and a minor in Computer Science at Concordia University. He completed his first work term in an investment banking role at Montreal-based Alternative Capital Group. He spent his second work term as a research analyst at Waratah Capital Advisors, a Toronto-based long/short hedge fund. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and the Golden Key International Honour Society, and is also on the Dean's List. He is a member of the Institute for Co-operative Education and actively takes part in John Molson Investment Society (JMIS) meetings as well. He placed 1st among 53 participants at the 2012-2013 JMIS investing competition. In 2012, he obtained the financial and valuation modeling certificate from Wall Street Prep, as well as the Bloomberg Essentials certificate. Alexander was selected to represent the John Molson School of Business as part of the stock simulation team at the 2012-2013 Jeux du Commerce and the Financial Open. In his spare time, Alexander enjoys playing hockey, practicing muay Thai, following financial markets and reading.
Rini KarmakerRini Karmaker graduated from Marianopolis College with a DEC in Health Sciences. She is currently working towards her Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Finance at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business. Rini is an academic delegate in the John Molson Competition Committee, and will be competing for the JDCC finance team. She is the Junior Analyst responsible for the Consumer Discretionary Sector in the John Molson Investment Society and is also a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society. In the past, she was awarded the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal Outstanding Student Award in the Sciences and Mathematics category and won the Silver Medal at the Bell Montreal Regional Science Fair for building the prototype of a hybrid car, utilizing both solar and hydrogen fuel energy. Previously, she worked at the Royal Bank of Canada in retail banking, where her outstanding sales and leadership skills won her the Q3-2011 Elite Banker award. During Summer 2013, Rini completed a full-time internship at Industrial Alliance Securities, in the Capital Markets division as a Research Associate. Furthermore, Rini has completed her Canadian Securities Course and has completed the Wall Street Prep Financial Modeling certificate. Upon graduation, Rini intends to complete a JD/MBA and the CFA designation to pursue a career in Equity Research or Equity Institutional Sales. She also enjoys competitive dancing, travelling, reading, and learning new languages.
Kamyar KhorasaniKamyar graduated from John Abbot College with a DEC in Sciences. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Finance and a minor in Mathematics & Statistics at the John Molson School of Business. Kamyar is a Member of the John Molson Investment Society. While attending CEGEP, Kamyar worked part-time for the TELUS Corporation and was the leading Sales Associate in the Quebec and Atlantic region. He is currently completing an internship at MTL Capital, a Montreal-based Search Fund. Upon graduation, he plans to obtain his CFA designation and pursue a career in Equity Research. Kamyar’s interests include travelling, reading and cooking.
Charles LachapelleCharles Lachapelle graduated from Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf in Montreal with a DEC in international studies. He is currently working towards a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Finance and a minor in Economics at Concordia’s John Molson School of Business. He is a member of the Institute of Co-operative Education as well as the Golden Key International Honour Society. Charles is also the vice-president of the John Molson Investment Society, and he attended the course on Financial and Valuation Modeling given by Wall Street Prep. He completed an internship at Deloitte in taxes and in September, he will begin an internship at PSP Investment in real estate investments. Upon graduation, he plans on pursuing his graduate studies at a top tier school. He is also working towards obtaining his CFA designation. Charles’ interests include hockey, skiing, and movies.
Nicolas LindstromNicolas Lindstrom is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a double major in Finance and Accounting. He is the recipient of the Iron Ore Company of Canada Scholarship. He is a member of the John Molson Investment Society and has participated in the John Molson Trading League events. In 2012 Nicolas participated in the first options trading simulation at the Montreal Exchange. Nicolas will be representing JMSB as part of the finance team participating in various competitions such as the Alberta Energy Challenge and the Jeux du Commerce. During the summer of 2013, Nicolas worked at Dynamic Funds - GCIC Ltd as a Portfolio Analyst Intern conducting research and developing investment theses for public equities. He plans to obtain the CFA designation and pursue graduate studies in Finance. Nicolas is an active serving member of the Royal Canadian Navy and is a NCM Head of Division. He has obtained his private pilot licence on fixed winged aircrafts. In his spare time Nicolas participates in rugby and basketball senior leagues in Montréal and enjoys reading and outdoor activities such as alpine skiing, motocross and fishing.
Dmitry MasyutinDmitry Masyutin graduated from Mordovian State University in Russia in 2010 with a Computer Science degree and worked afterwards in the field of Information Technology Project Management in Moscow, Russia and IT Consulting in Santa Barbara, USA. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Finance at the John Molson School of Business.Dmitry is on the Dean's Honour List. In 2012, he completed the Wall Street Prep Financial and Valuation Modelling Seminars and the Bloomberg Essentials certificates. Dmitry is a Vice President at Finance and Investment Students' Association responsible for Information Technology and co-responsible for John Molson Stock Exchange Simulation.
Over the summer of 2013, Dmitry completed a Work Internship as a Global Equities Analyst at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Canada’s second largest pension fund. Upon graduation he plans to obtain the CFA designation and pursue a career in Investment Banking. During his spare time, Dmitry enjoys traveling, reading and learning foreign languages.
Alexandre Morin-InnesAlexandre Morin-Innes graduated from Marianopolis College on the Dean’s List with a D.E.C. in Natural Science, and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in finance at Concordia’s John Molson School of Business. In addition, Alexandre is an active member of JMSB’s Finance Case Competition team. In Summer 2013, he completed his first work internship in CIBC World Markets’ Institutional Equity Research Department in Toronto –where he focused on the Transportation, Diversified Financials and Real Estate industries. As a Junior Associate, Alex contributed to a number of the department’s publications, including quarterly research reports, monthly industry reports, an initiating coverage report and an industry primer. In his time at CIBC, Alexandre also gained exposure to technical analysis.
His midterm goals are to obtain his CFA designation and to gain additional experience in the field of equity research. Longer term, Alex intends to pursue a career as a fund manager. In his spare time, Alexandre enjoys playing rugby, reading and investing. He also has a passion for aviation and is currently in the process of obtaining his Student Pilot License.