Financial Mathematics for STEM Students - a Young Alumni Lecture

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Dr. John Malcolm, Senior Quantitative Analyst, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan


Learn about unique and exciting opportunities for careers in the finance sector from Guelph Physics alumnus John Malcolm (BSc ‘12, PhD ‘17) .

“Your ability for quantitative rational analysis of complex problems makes you ideal for roles in Financial Modeling, Risk Management, Algorithmic Trading, Portfolio Construction and more – and working in finance should be on the radar of every student in CEPS.”

Since obtaining his PhD in Physics from Guelph in 2017, John has transitioned to a career in finance with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Working in Model Validation, John vets a wide variety of mathematical models being implemented at the OTPP for uses in fair valuation or risk management. He has found the analytical and technical skills obtained through training as a scientist to be extremely useful in his work

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