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Who We Are

The Dalhousie Investment Society is a student-run society that aims to apply financial concepts learned in the classroom to real-world markets. This is achieved through the utilization of our Bloomberg Risk Lab, where DALIS manages a mock global macro hedge fund, The Maritime Fund. Discussions around current world events, student-run learning sessions and guest speakers at the weekly general meetings all help our members make informed trade ideas which are executed with the help of our Portfolio Managers.

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What We Do

Depending on their interests, members can apply to join one of our four groups of focus: Energy, Industrials, and Real Estate, Financials, Consumer, and Technology, Global Macro, and Commodities. Each of these groups is responsible for developing its strategies to contribute to the fund's alpha. Portfolio Managers run smaller weekly sessions to discuss strategies, markets, and news as well as execute trades.

2022-2023 Executive Team

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Nicholas Francis

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Nicholas is entering his fourth year of the Commerce program majoring in Finance at Dalhousie and currently serves as Co-President of DALIS. Previously, he served as a Portfolio Manager of the International Equities group. Holding experience in Wealth Management at Scotiabank, Nicholas plans to pursue Private Wealth Advisory upon graduation. 


Abby Desveaux

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Abby is a fourth year Finance Major in the Commerce program at Dalhousie and this year's DALIS Vice President. Previously, she was an Analyst for the Risk group and then a Portfolio Manager for North American Equities. Abby has had the opportunity to work in Sales & Trading at TD Securities for the latter two of her three co-ops and aspires to continue working in S&T upon graduation.


Tac Chatterson

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Tac is entering his fourth year of the Commerce program majoring in Finance at Dalhousie and currently serves as Executive of DALIS. In past years, he served as Analyst of the Commodities and North American Equities groups. With buy-side Corporate Development and Investment Banking experience, Tac is looking to pursue Investment Banking post-graduation.

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Noah Hitzig

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Noah is entering his fourth year of the Commerce program at Dalhousie and currently serves as the Co-President of DALIS. Previously, he served as the Portfolio Manager of the Macro Trading Group. Noah has completed Co-ops at CIBC both in their Prime Services Group as well as in Debt Capital Markets.

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Melissa Delfino

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Vice-President Finance

Melissa is entering her fourth year of the Commerce program majoring in Accounting and intends on pursuing her CPA designation upon graduation. She currently serves as the VP Finance for DALIS. Melissa focuses on cultivating relationships with businesses and seeking out sponsorship opportunities to expand the societies operations.


Jackie Clegg

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Jackie is entering her fourth year of the Commerce Co-op program at Dalhousie University, she is pursuing a major in Finance and minor in Economics. Jackie will serve as an Executive of DALIS, after previously working as an analyst on the North American Equites group. She holds experience in asset management from Mackenzie Investments and Capital markets from RBC. Post- graduation Jackie plans to pursue Portfolio management.

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Emily Ogston

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Social Media Coordinator

Emily is entering her fourth year in the Bachelor of Commerce Co-op program at Dalhousie majoring in Marketing Management. As Social Media Coordinator, Emily focuses on the brand and social media presence of DALIS to effectively widen the society's reach on campus and in the industry.

DALIS and the Industry

At DALIS we provide our members with the opportunity to connect with industry professionals in a dynamic and engaging environment, one that allows for education, inspiration, and motivation.

Below are a few company's we've worked with. 

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Inquiries can be sent to

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