Seminar: Financial Mathematics for STEM Students - a Young Alumni Lecture

Event Details

  • Speaker(s): Dr. John Malcolm
  • Date:
  • Time: 4:00pm
  • Location: MacN 415

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