What is hEDGE?
Founded in 2011 at the University of Waterloo, hEDGE is one of Canada’s leading student-organized undergraduate finance conferences. Our annual hEDGE Financial Services Conference 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. We partner with top financial institutions to provide delegates with the opportunity to learn from and connect with professionals in financial services. Our team's vision will always be to inspire and educate the next generation of leaders in global capital markets.
"hEDGE is a not-for-profit, student-run organization committed to two complementary missions:
1. To help our sponsors engage, connect, and hire top students pursuing a career in financial services;
2. To equip our delegates with the essential industry exposure to break into investment banking, financial services consulting, and sales & trading, or establish an informed path to a future career in asset management, equity and debt research, private equity, venture capital, fintech and risk management."
- Gloria Li & Ethan Or, Co-heads 2023