December 20, 2010
Simon Du Tremblay, an MSc (Finance) student since fall 2009, has won this year’s Jean Turmel Excellence Fellowship, awarded by the Institut de finance mathématique de Montréal (IFM2). The Fellowship is presented to one of the recipients of research fellowships under the IFM2’s regular Master’s-level program.
The $7,500 fellowship will be paid to Simon for the second year of his Master’s studies, in addition to the $15,000 research fellowship he is also to receive from the IFM2. His dissertation, directed by Professors Nicolas Papageorgiou and Pascal François, will look at leveraged exchange-traded funds, or LETFs.
The talented student has also received a $17,500 fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and a $3,000 Letko Brosseau scholarship, also for his Master’s. He won a $2,500 Cécile and Pierre Shooner scholarship as a BBA student, allowing him to take part in the Passport to the World program.
Jean Turmel presenting the fellowship papers