The annual RCIF Small Cap Stock Pitch Competition allows university students to practice their investment due diligence skillset and present their ideas to industry judges.
In 2022, teams of students from across Canada competed for a $6,800 prize pool. The investment idea was long-only, traded on a Canadian or American exchange, and had a market capitalization of less than 2 billion USD. Competitors submitted slides in advance, with selected teams presenting to a panel of industry judges in the semi-final round, with select teams progressing to the final round. A discussion of the investment thesis, business model, industry, business moats, management, valuation, and catalysts is required.
Competitors' pitches are judged by professionals working in asset management and private equity. Past judges include professionals from Burgundy Asset Management, OceanLink Management, RBC Wealth Management, EdgePoint Wealth Management, Mawer Investment Management, Jarislowsky Fraser, and more.
The 2023 stock pitch is expected to take place in February-March 2023. More information will follow.
Value Investing Forum
The value investing conference's mandate is to educate students about value investing through case-study-based lectures on various topics presented by industry professionals.
The 2021 event featured professionals from Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners, Edgepoint Wealth Management, Mawer Investment Management, and Baskin Wealth Management.
The topics included: Combining for Compounders, Private Equity Case Study, Management: Importance, Assessment, Lessons Learned, and The Importance of Narratives in Investing.
The 2022 Value Investing Forum is expected to take place during the later half of the 2022 fall semester, with more information to follow.
RCIF has several events which take place throughout the year. These events are intended to help students learn more about the investment management industry and connect with likeminded individuals.
Monthly speaker series events connect students with industry professionals, often RCIF alumni, through discussions on various topics, from value investing, to career development, to mental models.
RCIF's pub nights give members the ability to interact direclty with the club's alumni and current executive team, as well as other industry professionals. The events are a useful way of learning more about the world of investment management direclty from the professionals in the industry, as well as to get to know other RCIF members.
RCIF offers several educational programs for students to develop their investing skillset and gain valuable experience. These programs can be found under the opportunities tab.