Come join us at the Alternative Investments Workshop on Thursday, October 19th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in DeGroote School of Business room 505. This event will be presented by Liam Whelan, Associate Director at Sun Life Investment Management. Liam graduated in 2012 with an Honours B.Comm from the DeGroote Business School. He joined Sun Life Investment Management in September 2012 as an Investment Analyst on the Construction Lending team. As Associate Director, Liam oversees a portfolio of more than $1.3 billion commercial mortgages across Ontario. Liam has gained perspectives from both the commercial real estate industry (office, retail, industrial, apartments) and the overall institutional asset management industry.

Liam would like the cover the topics that interest students most. These topics include:

  • Careers in finance and investments (industry level)

  • Careers in institutional asset management (employer level)

  • Careers in commercial real estate (asset class level)

  • Commercial Real Estate and Lending industry overview

  • What does Liam’s or an analyst’s day-to-day look like?

  • What are some lessons from summer and full-time graduate experiences?

  • What should I be doing to get the job I want?

If there are any additional questions about the event, please email

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