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UniConnect Vancouver | Profiling Professionals in Capital Markets

Wednesday, April 7th 2021
4:30 PM
Canada, ON

About the event

Join our Vancouver UniConnect committee for a virtual discussion to hear from buy-side and sell-side professionals about what a day in their job really looks like.

The event will feature 5 breakout rooms covering different areas of the capital markets. Each breakout room leader will provide an overview of their industry, speak about their role and experiences, and answer any questions you may have. Students will be assigned to smaller breakout rooms and rotate every 10 minutes, meeting every speaker throughout the evening.

This session will bring together mid to senior level professionals from a variety of areas in capital markets to provide some background and insight into their roles within the industry.

*This event is designed for students enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs who are interested in pursuing a career in finance.

Not a WCM member? If you purchase a regular ticket and attend the event, you will receive a one year WCM University Membership, free of charge.


Laura MacDonald

Campus Recruiter, Scotiabank

Laura pursued her CPA, CA designation and worked in the accounting field for 6 years before realizing her true passion: working with people in the HR space! After a career shift, Laura is currently the campus recruiter for Global Banking and Markets at Scotiabank. Laura loves helping students with early career development. In her spare time, you can find Laura playing sports, spending time with family and teaching her puppy new tricks!

Laura Baker

Institutional Equity Sales, CIBC

Laura Baker works on the Institutional Equity Sales desk in Vancouver, managing relationships with institutional portfolio managers, providing market commentary and generating trade ideas. Laura began her career at Macquarie Commodities and Global Markets in their Equity Rotational Program. Before joining CIBC, she worked as an equity research associate at TD Securities, covering the Metals and Mining space. Laura graduated from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Commerce.

Fraser Ince

Investment Banking, TD Securities

Fraser joined TD Securities in 2016 and provides clients with advice and execution on a range of corporate finance transactions including M&A and equity & debt financings. Fraser's notable assignments include advising Goldcorp on its sale to Newmont, WeCommerce on its IPO, Teck on its sale of a 30% stake in QB2 to Sumitomo, and Goldcorp on its acquisition of Exeter Resources and a 50% stake in Cerro Casale. Fraser holds a BBA from Simon Fraser University

Kenndal McArdle

Venture Capital, Pender Ventures

Kenndal McArdle has over 6 years of investing experience, with a predominate focus on early stage technology companies. His investing experience spans the full spectrum of a companies life-cycle, from a buy-side analyst in the public markets to early stage venture capital. Currently he works as a Principal as part of Pender’s Ventures team, where he is responsible for all aspects of the investing and governance process. Previously, he was a professional athlete and enjoyed a successful career in the NHL, most notably on the left wing for the Jets and Panthers. He earned his CFA Charter in 2018 and is actively involved with the CFA Vancouver Society.

Matthew Dubras

Portfolio Manager, Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management

Matthew is a portfolio manager and analyst for the Fixed Income Team specializing in universe and short-term bond mandates. Matthew was previously an associate analyst for the PH&N Fixed Income Team, focusing on long bond and liability-based mandates. In his role, he was responsible for utilizing overlay strategies to achieve term structure and risk objectives within portfolios. Prior to joining PH&N in 2007, Matthew spent two years working in offshore trust and banking in the Channel Islands. Matthew is a CFA® charterholder

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