The Investors Club was founded in 1985 when some enterprising students from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Business sought to establish a club on campus dedicated to promoting a greater awareness and understanding of securities markets. From this inception, the Investors Club grew quickly to over 150 members in 1987, and eventually became the single largest business student group on campus, boasting a student membership of over 300 members. With annual events including frequent speaker sessions, the mock market simulation and an investment career forum, the Investors Club served as a direct link between motivated students and Investment professionals throughout Alberta for over 20 years.
In 2010, the Investors Club was broadened in scope to include the numerous areas of finance beyond that of pure investing, and the club was consequently rebranded as the Business Finance Association (BFA) to reflect this. We hope to educate students on the various career paths available to them within the vast world of finance, bridge communication between the student body and the finance industry, and provide a conduit through which like-minded students can expand their peer networks.
Meet Matthew, your VP Finance! He is excited to be the VP Finance for the BFA this year. He is currently in his fifth year of school studying finance. He is part of the co-op program and have completed two internships with small business in Edmonton (Business Link, and Thor Financial). Prior to those positions, he was the Bud Light Campus Activation Manager at the U of A for two years.
Outside of school, he enjoys watching sports, especially NFL football, competing with his running friends on Strava, DJing, and managing a small personal investment portfolio.
After graduation, he hopes to obtain his CFA and work in investment banking or for an energy company in Calgary, AB.
Meet Adam, your VP Academic! He was born in Edmonton but lived in Vancouver and Calgary before coming to the U of A. He's a 3rd year BComm student studying Finance with a minor in Economics.
Ideally, his career will lead him into investment banking or anything involving capital markets but at this point, he's happy with whatever life throws at him.
Lately, he's enjoyed playing golf, tennis and basketball with his friends. In the winter, he enjoys playing squash and snowboarding in the mountains.
Meet Kian, your VP Internal! Kian is in his last year in Business, studying Finance and Marketing. This is his 2nd year with the BFA and he's more than excited to work with everyone including the other executives, other clubs, and biz students.
If he knows one thing is that life has always silver linings and COVID has given him time for his hobbies such as playing the guitar, digital painting, and biking. He also loves Frank Ocean and anything R&B.
Meet Emily, your VP External! Emily is in her third year at the University of Alberta with a major in accounting and a minor in marketing. In joining the BFA, Emily hopes to help fellow students connect with industry professionals in the finance world.
Outside of school, Emily is busy with various outdoor activities such as wake surfing and snowboarding.
Meet Spencer, your VP Events! Spencer is currently going into his fifth year of business school. He is a co-op student and has worked two Calgary internships in capital markets at Cenovus Energy and equity research at RS Energy Group. He is excited to present the opportunities of finance to the faculty, specifically in investing and capital markets.
Outside of the classroom, you can find Spencer skiing, golfing, working out or spending too much money at Dewey’s.
Upon graduation, Spencer hopes to achieve his full CFA designation and seek a career in capital markets.