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Careers in Risk

A world of opportunity

Careers in risk management and trading are found throughout the finance and capital markets industries.

Rewarding careers in risk management and finance

As a graduate of the MFRM program, you will be well positioned for career opportunities in risk management and trading, as well as any area of finance that calls for a thorough understanding of financial theory, and well developed quantitative and analytical skills.

The role of risk analyst will suit students with good mathematical or computational skills, who wish to use cutting-edge quantitative modeling techniques to develop advanced risk assessment and hedging tools. Less quantitative roles include regulation, market, credit or operational risk management, portfolio management, and enterprise-wide risk management.

As of September 2017 (3 months after graduation), 88% of our graduates have successfully secured employment in the following industries:

Asset Management

Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

  • Investment Research, Analyst

East Coast Fund Management

  • Associate, Investment Operations

Greystone Managed Investments Inc.

  • Senior Analyst, Fixed Income & Multi-Asset

Polar Asset Management Partners Inc.

  • Data and Reporting Analyst

OP Trust

  • Investment Risk Analyst


Bank of Canada

  • Analyst

BMO Bank of Montreal

  • Assistant Consultant (Contract via Financial Risk Group)
  • Senior Analyst, Counterparty Credit Risk – Platform Upgrade
  • Senior Analyst, Structural Market Risk, Production Support

Central 1 Credit Union

  • Credit and Counterparty Risk Analyst
  • Treasury Analyst


  • Program Analyst, Operational Risk
  • Regulatory Reporting Analyst, OTC Derivatives, Documentation

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

  • Enterprise Recovery & Resolution Planning Analyst
  • Global Trading Client Management
  • Senior Analyst, Enterprise Risk Validation



  • Consultant


  • Senior Consultant, Financial Services Risk Management


  • Consultant Intern

PwC Canada

  • New Associate - Technology (Risk Assurance)



  • Fixed Income Analyst


Manulife Financial

  • Senior Analyst (Risk)


TMX Group

  • Risk Management Analyst
  • Verification Analyst, Financial Risk Management
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