Laurier Investment and Finance Association
Laurier Investment and Finance Association is Laurier's largest and longest running student-run finance club. LIFA is the conduit between the small (but ever-increasing) network of Laurier graduates in Finance, and current Laurier students interested in finance. LIFA is the essential first step in building Laurier’s finance reputation as finance careers are dependent on extensive networking. What better way to accomplish this than to organize networking events that build strong student-alumni relationships one network at a time, and putting your skills to test in our case competitions and stock pitches?
Our mission is to develop, educate and inspire students into exploring opportunities within the finance industry. We strive to provide employers and students with the relaxed and intimate setting needed to build lasting personal and professional relationships. Our commitment to the Wilfrid Laurier University student community is to offer valuable opportunities, including unique and instructive events to interact, network and learn frommtoday’s industry leaders.
LIFA's Analyst Program
Our Analyst Program allows typically first and second year students develop their skills in equity research beyond what they might learn in the classroom. Analysts commonly have to pitch at least one selected equity to the rest of the club, or sometimes at LIFA’s General Meetings. Analysts have to do an in-depth analysis, with market and industry research, investment theses and multiple financial models / valuations. Beyond the stock pitch, analysts are mentored by the VP of Investments and develop relationships with the other analysts, many of which become close friends after the semester is over.