Extracurricular Activities

Global Investment Research Challenge (GIRC) by CFA Institute

Participated to the GIRC equity research competition. Represented the John Molson School of Business and competed against other student teams from Quebecuniversities’ business and finance programs.

Equity research company chosen: Transcontinental Inc.

Finish 3rd

Interest

Presentation: Participate to presentation and creativity improvement workshops

Basketball: Sport-Etude, Jean XXIII and Vanier College (2002/2004); Represented Quebec at the Canadian National Basketball Tournament AAA with Vanier College in British Columbia. 

Languages: Currently developing Japanese for future educational and cultural purposes; studied basic German at Vanier College; interest in languages, history, and culture.

Summary & Objective

Currently completing my M.Sc. in international Affairs, specialization in International Finance at HEC Montreal. My research will focus on the impact of political risk on cross-listing. I have a Bcomm in Finance Honors and a minor in International Business from the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. I would like to pursue an MA in Econ Phil at Oxford. The type of work opportunities I am looking for are in the field of international finance, such as trade (export/import) and/or in personal finance.

Education

Education
Sep 2009 - Present

M.Sc. (Thesis)

HEC Montreal

Thesis: The Political Determinants to the Cross-Listing Decision

Recipient of the SSHRC Bursary ($17,500)

Recipient of the FQRSC Bursary for Research ($15,000)

Recipient of the Admission Bursary to the M.Sc. Program at HEC Montreal ($5,000)

Recipent of the Banque National Groupe financier bursary ($2,500)

Recipient of the VIP Bursary ($1,000)

Sep 2005 - May 2009

B.Comm

John Molson School of Business, Concordia University

GPA 3.9

Dean's list 2007, 2008

V.P. Sustainability Business Conference 2008

TOP 15% student in Faculty

Recipient of the EDC Bursary ($3,000)

Recipient of the Desjardins Centre of Corporate Finance Bursary Recepient ($2,000)

Dec 2006 - Aug 2007

Exchange Program

Kansai Gaidai University

Participated to a semester exchange at Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan.

Attended International Business and Japanese (level 3) courses.

Attended an extra 4 months Japansese courses (level 4) in Nagoya city, Aichi-ken, Japan.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

Research Assistant

HEC Montreal - International Affair Department

Assisting Professor Dr. David Pastoriva-Rivas for a research on the management decisional factors that determine the type of entry for Small Medium Enterprise in foreign markets.

May 2009 - Apr 2010

Security Underwriting

http://www.edc.ca

Internship position at EDC - Montreal;

Junior Underwriter in Account Receivable Insurance

Full-Time from May 2009 - September 2009

Part-Time from September 2009 - April 2010

Jan 2008 - Aug 2009

Research Assistant

Concordia University - Finance Department

Conducted research on Venture Cap, IPOs, family-owned firms, board of director, and Corporate Debt for Finance Teaachers. Research to be publish in various Finance Journals.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2009

Finance Trading Room Monitor

Concordia University - Finance Department

Helped students with Finance Databases and Softwares such as Datastream, Bloomberg, Rotman Interactive Trading, Ibbotson, etc...

Jun 2006 - Dec 2006

Centralized Local Group Member

Future Electronics HQ

Liased between suppliers and customers to ensure renewal of contracts were consistent year to year through diligent monitoring of contacts and information supplied.

Skills

Skills

Japanese

I can speak and write Japanese at a intermediate/advance level.

French

Fluent in French (Written and Spoken)

Bloomberg Terminal

Adobe Photoshop

Microsoft Office

Proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook, Access.

Certifications

Certifications

Bloomberg Terminal: Equity

Bloomberg