About the Event
Founded in 2011 at the University of Waterloo, hEDGE is one of Canada’s leading student-organized undergraduate financial service conferences. hEDGE offers delegates a comprehensive outlook into both sell-side and buy-side finance through the six pillars of capital markets: Asset Management, Equity & Debt research, Investment Banking, Private Equity, Sales & Trading, and Venture Capital. This year, hEDGE will also be introducing risk management & fintech as focuses for the conference. hEDGE partners with top financial institutions to provide its delegates with the opportunity to learn from and connect with professionals in the finance industry. hEDGE’s vision is to inspire and educate the next generation of leaders in global capital markets.
Wendy Smith, from the board of LGBT in Capital Markets, will be speaking to students about her career and commitment to gender inclusion in the capital markets.
Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets
With over 20 years’ experience in Capital Markets, Wendy has worked in many roles at several of the Big 5 banks' Capital Markets divisions, as a Senior Economist, Manager in Analytics and Electronic Trading Development, and Institutional Fixed Income Sales. Most recently she spent almost seven years on Scotiabank’s Emerging Markets Fixed Income desk, marketing to large institutions in Canada and the United States. In 2015, she moved off the trading desk to pursue a new challenge: creating a Diversity and Inclusion Office for Scotiabank’s Global Banking and Markets Division.