Master of Mathematical Finance Program

Innovation drives success. Diversity drives innovation. Gender, age, culture, personality, experience, perspective,... diverse groups perform better than not.


Come to the Symposium for perspectives on diversity, innovation and success

Luis Seco, Director MMF
Keynote Speakers
Sheldon Inwentash Chairman and CEO ThreeD Capital

Sheldon Inwentash, a serial entrepreneur, is chairman and chief executive officer of ThreeD Capital Inc., a Toronto-based venture capital firm specializing in investments in the junior resource, graphene, AI, AR and blockchain sectors.


Sheldon has more than 30 years of investing experience and has been instrumental in raising $15 billion for his portfolio companies over the last 15 years. He co-founded Visible Genetics, the first commercial pharmacogenomics company, in 1994 and exited in 2001 to Bayer. Through two decades leading Pinetree Capital, Sheldon created significant shareholder value through early investments in Queenston Mining (acquired by Osisko Mining Corp. for $550-million), Aurelian Resources (acquired by Kinross for $1.2-billion) and Gold Eagle Mines (acquired by Goldcorp for $1.5-billion) to name a few.


Sheldon obtained his B.Comm from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Accountant/Certified Professional Accountant. In 2007, he was an Ontario finalist for the Ernst & Young entrepreneur of the year award. In 2012, Sheldon received an honorary degree, doctor of laws (LL.D) from the University of Toronto for his valuable leadership as an entrepreneur, his philanthropy, and inspirational commitment to making a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families. Sheldon is a keynote speaker at many conferences and events worldwide. In his spare time, Sheldon is an avid art collector.

Barbara Stewart CFA, Researcher and Author

Barbara Stewart, CFA is one of the world’s leading researchers on women and finance. For the past nine years, she has researched, written and published an annual series of Rich Thinking® white papers, launching every International Women’s’ Day.


In addition to being a researcher and author, Barbara is a sought after speaker, educator and evangelist on women, money and investing. Barbara is an advocate for women, for diversity, and for financial education, both in public and as a consultant using her proprietary research skills to help large global financial institutions seeking to transform themselves. She is a columnist for the CFA Institute’s Enterprising Investor website, a contributor for Golden Girl Finance, and a thought leader regularly consulted by print and broadcast media worldwide. Barbara is on the Advisory Board for Kensington Capital Partners Limited in Toronto.


In her previous life, Barbara spent five years as an institutional currency trader and 20 years as a portfolio manager and investment counsellor for high net worth investors. She lives in Toronto with her husband Duncan Stewart, CFA and their Bernese Mountain Dog Hank.

Rafael Garcia Co-founder CEO, SERFIEX S.A.

MBA Financial Engineering, ICADE (Madrid, Spain).


Rafael García (54) started his professional career as a financial analyst and portfolio manager at Banco Santander.


In 1993, he founded SERFIEX, a Risktech, FinTech and RegTech company.

SERFIEX is nowadays the Spanish leader on financial and actuarial risk-management solutions.


Rafael has leaded or coordinated more than 250 projects on risk management and ALM for banks, insurance companies and asset management companies.


Rafael is also CEO of VALUEX (Valuadora y Proveedora de Precios del Perú S.A), a company created by SERFIEX and Bolsa de Valores de Lima (Peruvian Stock Exchange), in 2017. VALUEX is one of the two official pricing providers of the Peruvian financial industry.


Rafael is President of TUS OJOS, a Spanish film production company specialized on educational and childhood related movies.

Theme Parks
Cryptocurrency Theme Park
Andreas Park Claudio Grossi Marek Laskowski Marco Guerriero
Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Toronto CFO, Novera Senior Blockchain Research Fellow, Novera Chief Research Officer at SwissBorg
Henry Kim Pawel Polak Virgile Rostand Matthew Rappard
CTO, Novera Professor Statistics Department, Columbia University & Head of Machine Learning AAAccell Ltd. Founder and Managing Director, Coinsquare Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Three Lefts
Jonathan Mostovoy Managing Director for Research & Partnerships, Risklab
Investor Theme Park
Julie Cays Tim Zhang Danilo Simonelli Richard Luu
Chief Investment Officer at the Colleges Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) Pension Plan Senior Manager, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Managing Director, Alternative Investments, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan CFA, Zobel Values AG
Olav Noack Han Wang Yidong Zhang Bernhard Kaufmann
Zobel Values AG Chief Macro Analyst, China Industrial Security Chief Macro Strategist, China Industrial Security Group Chief Risk Officer, Munich RE
Tim Friederich DirectorGlobal Business Management, US Allianz Global Investor
Machine Learning Theme Park
Hashiam Kadhim Alik Solokov
Lead Machine Learning Engineer, Dessa Lead Data Scientist, Deloitte
Cybersecurity Theme Park
Alejandro De Los Santos Allison Atkins Benjamin Bernal Diaz Dina Kamal
Director of Technology, Central Bank of Mexico Director, IT & Cyber Risk, Scotiabank Director IT & Cyber Risk Regulatory Compliance, Scotiabank Risk AI Leader, Deloitte
Smart Villages
Kumar Murty Jorge Bolivar Diego Blazquez
Professor, University of Toronto President, Funcación I&C Inversión y Cooperación, Founding Partner, ETS Asset Management Factory Head of Legal and Compliance en ETS Asset Management Factory
Co-founder, Chairman, Novera
Diversity Theme Park
Jennifer Page Carol Wilson Elaine Kunda Charles Shier
Vice President, Treasury Modeling, Treasury and Balance Sheet Management, TD Bank Enterprise Project Delivery Excellence, TD Founder, Managing Partner, Disruption Ventures
Hedge Fund Theme Park
Mark Tower James Burron Jason Chertin
Director of North American Business Development, Lyxor Asset Management Inc President, Canadian Association of Alternative Strategies & Asssets (CAASA) Co-Chair, Investment Funds and Asset Management, MCMIllan LLP
University of the Future
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