Canadian Derivatives Exchange*

The Canadian Derivatives Exchange Scholars Program

The registration period is now over.

Eligibility conditions

  • Be registered in a full-time graduate program at a university in Canada.
  • Conduct a research project on exchange-traded derivatives, financial risk management or any topic related to the Montréal Exchange's business. Innovation of the project will be evaluated in the selection process.
  • Demonstrate leadership and initiative in academic or professional activities.


  • Two (2) graduate scholarships of $15,000
  • Two (2) postgraduate scholarships of $20,000


2014-2015 academic year

Graduate studies

Master, DESS, MBA, doctorate

Eligible faculties

Finance, mathematics, economy, financial engineering, or any other related discipline


Montréal Exchange

Question period through live chat

Thursday, May 1, 2014, from noon to 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
MX's Facebook page.

Submission of applications

Deadline: Friday, May 16, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (EDT)


  • Léon Bitton, Vice-President, Research and Development, Montréal Exchange
  • Pierre-Paul Côté, Lawyer
  • Brian Gelfand, Vice-President, Regulatory Division, Montréal Exchange
  • Maher Kooli, Professor, ESG-UQAM
  • Sylvain Perreault, Chief Compliance Officer, Desjardins Group

The jury will only consider the academic excellence of the student and does not have to get representation from each university. Scholar candidates are not restricted to The Canadian Derivatives Exchange Scholars Program and can apply for additional scholarships.