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Analyst Candidate Program

Weekly sessions hosted on a weekday evening for students already familiar with financial statements and investment analysis. Through the program, students hone and deepen their investment knowledge through weekly cases and investment research, preparing them for the reality of a buy-side investment analyst.

It is encouraged for students to complete the Fundamentals Program prior to applying to the Analyst Candidate Program. Those interested in the Investment Analyst positions for the fund are also strongly recommended to complete this program.

Details of the application will be released in September. The application will be available in the Applications tab. The Analyst Candidate Program runs from October to April.​

Fundamentals Program

Not requiring any prior investing or finance knowledge, the Fundamentals Program is a perfect way for students who want to break into the buy-side to develop the basic skills required to succeed in the industry.


The program is designed as a fantastic opportunity for students interested in Asset Management to learn the basics and quickly ramp up to advanced concepts, investment due diligence, and valuations. 


The Fundamentals Program is the best pathway into RCIF’s more advanced Analyst Candidate Program and into the fund as a Fund Analyst managing Rational’s portfolio of private capital.

Investment Analyst

Investment Analysts manage RCIF's private fund on behalf of investors. Alongside our President and Vice-President, they are responsible for conducting in-depth research and discussing investment ideas during weekly meetings.  Those who are offered a position on the team will have the opportunity to improve their investment skills with a group of like-minded passionate students, and leverage RCIF's extensive alumni network who have experience ranging from Buy-side roles, to consultancy and running their own fund

Investment Analysts are accepted on a rolling basis and require very strong analytical skills, comfort with financial statement analysis, and a passion for value investing.

Contact the investment team via to learn more.

More opportunities are available on the Opportunities Tab




U of T's premier student investment fund, managing a pool of private capital

About Us

Inspired by Berkshire Hathaway's culture and structure, RCIF believes in performance through independent thinking, decentralization, and meritocracy.

Rational Capital Investment Fund is the premier buy-side investment group at the University of Toronto overseeing the end-to-end management of a portfolio of private capital for investors. The Fund is a fundamentals-inclined investment partnership, and our alumni are present at many major buy-side institutions in Canada – most directly out of undergrad. With a strong focus on learning, RCIF offers educational programs to students providing a comprehensive foundation in topics from in-depth fundamental research to advanced modelling. RCIF was established in 2007 with the vision of enabling university students with a passion for investing to gain practical experiences in investment research and portfolio management.

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