The Western Investment Club (WIC) is Western University’s largest club on campus, with membership currently over 600 students. The club was first established back in 1983 by a small group of young investors and has since grown to have an alumni presence all around the globe. The club’s primary mandate is to educate all students at Western on the skills needed to become a value investor. WIC achieves this by giving weekly educational presentations, reports on industry news and by managing a portfolio of equities with real capital. WIC manages a ~$200,000 diversified fund of U.S and Canadian equities and applies a value investing philosophy. The portfolio is segmented into six different industry sectors led by a team of analysts. All buy and sell pitches for the fund are put forward at general meetings by the analyst team with the support of researchers and general members.


Researcher Groups

 Led by the Analyst team, WIC holds weekly meetings for every industry group to cover educationals, key news, and pitches presented to the general members. Researchers are given the opportunity to expand their investing toolkits allowing them to better prepare for recruiting, personal investing and build general analytical capability. 


General Meetings

WIC holds weekly general meetings where members will be able to listen, critique, and vote on stock proposals prepared by the Analyst and research teams. Analysts will also give a brief review of the week as well as an educational on a unique topic each day.


Special Events and Postings

Members and alumni often bring experience from every corner of the financial services industry and WIC allows for general members and researchers to network and kickstart their relationships within finance. The club also regularly posts exclusive job postings that are beneficial to all members.