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 Spencer! Spencer is currently in his final year of business school. He is a co-op student and has worked two Calgary internships in capital markets at Cenovus Energy and investment 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 Dewies.
Upon graduation, Spencer hopes to achieve his full CFA designation and seek a career in capital markets.
Meet Evan, he's a third-year Finance major and Economics minor. When he's not being buried alive by coursework, he loves listening to music, trying new restaurants, and watching Formula 1. He also has fun reading Motor Trend magazine.
As VP Academic, he coordinates the BFA's finance tutoring service, runs FIN301 exam review sessions, and runs case competitions along with the VP Events. The Academic portfolio's number one goal is to help students succeed in and enjoy their FIN courses, and deploy the skills developed in a Finance major or minor.
He feels lucky to have been one of the Directors Internal last year and he had a great time planning the midterm review session! He also got to meet a variety of the Finance department's faculty through the Professor Feature series on Instagram. He looks forward to continuing to help ASB students thrive in finance this year!
Meet Rita, your VP Internal! Rita is in her third year of Business, studying Finance and Marketing. She is more than excited to work with everyone including the other executives, clubs, and biz students.
In her free time, she owns and manages a successful E-commerce business, she day-trades and swing trades, she is the president of the Business Network Club at UofA, and she enjoys playing spike ball, volleyball, skiing, and working out in her free time!
Meet Kate, your VP External! Kate is in her third year at the University of Alberta with a major in Finance and a minor in Accounting. She is a part of the Co-op program and will be starting her first term this winter. In joining the BFA, Kate hopes to help students explore the Finance Industry and connect with various professionals.
Outside of the classroom, you can find Kate hiking, playing badminton or participating in a case competition.
Meet Abid, your VP Events for the BFA this academic year!
He is a third-year finance major, outside of school he loves to go to the gym, play and coach soccer, and spend time outdoors. He hopes to see you at some of the events the BFA hosts this year!
Justin is a final year Bachelor of Commerce student with a major in Finance and a minor in Accounting.
Justin hopes to obtain a CFA designation after graduation and pursue a career in Capital Markets.
In his free time, Justin enjoys golfing, snowboarding, and surfing.