Rotman Alumni Finance Forum, presented by the Dean’s Society
5:15-5:30pm Registration outside Desautels Hall
6:00pm Opening Remarks
6:05pm Presentation by Professor John Hull, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
TOPIC: Machine Learning Tools in Finance)
6:40pm On-Stage Discussion with Professor John Hull and Alice Thomas (MBA '94), Chief Digital Technology Officer, Sun Life Financial
7:00pm Audience Questions
7:15pm Closing Remarks
7:15 to 8:15 Networking Reception
John Hull, Professor of Finance
Professor Hull serves as The Maple Financial Group Chair in Derivatives and Risk Management, Co-Director of the Master’s of Finance program and co-Director of the Rotman Master of Financial Risk Management program. His research has an applied focus and is concerned with risk management, bank regulation, and valuation of derivatives. He is best known for his books Risk Management and Financial Institutions (now in its 4th. edition), Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives (now in its 9th edition), and Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets (now in its 9th edition). His books have been translated into many languages and are widely used in trading rooms throughout the world, as well as in the classroom.
Andreas Park, Associate Professor of Finance
Professor Park’s research covers empirical topics, such as the market impact of maker-taker pricing, dark orders, and high frequency trading, and theoretical topics, such as herd behavior in financial markets and the impact of trading mechanisms. Andreas has served as Co-Director of the Master of Financial Economics program at University of Toronto, and he teaches courses on Market Microstructure, Trading, Investments, Asset Pricing, and Corporate Finance. His current research focuses mostly on impact of high frequency trading and recent market structure chances in Canadian markets.
Alice Thomas (MBA ’94), Chief Digital Technology Officer, Sun Life Financial
Alice has over 25 years of experience in technology, the last twenty years focused on digital strategy and solutions. In her current role Alice is responsible for technology enablement of the company’s digital strategies globally. In addition, she leads a global center of excellence for the design and delivery of digital applications for Sun Life’s clients, advisors and employees. Alice is also responsible for leading an Enterprise Services wide technology Innovation program, including the launch of several labs for co-creation and incubation of ideas to deliver client centric digital solutions.