Finance Executive in Residence

We are excited to have Ed Rieckelman join us and hope that you will make the most of this opportunity. Sign up on PSDP and learn more about the world of corporate finance through his workshops and lecture series:

This week in Capital Markets - every Monday at 6 p.m. on Zoom

Equity Research - every Thursday at 5 p.m. on Zoom

This Week in the Capital Markets  

These lectures focus on global and North American economic and political events of the past week, and explores the impacts on capital markets. They also examine the movements in global and domestic capital markets including equity, fixed income, currency, and resources over the past week and explore underlying drivers of these movements. Join Ed as he highlights industries and companies that have experienced unique events over the past week on Mondays at 6 p.m. on Zoom.

Equity Research

This lecture series will be divided into two stages: The first stage is comprised of a series of workshops during September and October, which will introduce students to equity research report written by Equity Research Analysts. The workshops will also introduce students to research resources that reside within the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre. Finally, the workshops will introduce students to basic financial analytical and valuation techniques. The second stage (November – April) is focused on student presentations of their individual equity research on publicly-traded companies of their choice (similar to a stock pitch). Each week, with the help of the professor, a student or students will present their analysis of a company. Thursdays at 5 p.m. on Zoom.

Meet Ed Rieckelman

Ed Rieckelman



  • President of True North Investors, a private investment company.

  • Adjunct Professor and Finance Executive in Residence, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga.

Over the course of his 25-year career as a private equity investor, Ed made investments in over 20 private companies and was a director of 9 companies. His private equity investments have resulted in a return on invested capital in excess of 3x. He focused on investing in small and medium-sized growth companies, most of which were founder or family owned.

He retired in January 2013. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor and Finance Executive in Residence in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga where he lectures on capital markets, equity research, M&A, and valuations. Since March 2015, he has held several advisory positions within Kevin Murphy Group, a privately held premium global beauty care company with revenues in excess of $100 million. Currently, he is its financial advisor reporting directly to the Chairman. He also served on the advisory board of Edge Imaging Inc., a privately held school photography business, until it was sold during the Fall of 2018.

From 2009 to 2012, Ed was Vice President of Alberta Investment Management Corporation’s Private Equity Group. AIMCo’s PE Group had approximately $2 billion under management with investments in both private equity funds and directly in private companies. Prior to joining AIMCo’s Private Equity Group, Ed founded True North Investors, a private equity fund focused on acquiring middle market companies. From 2004 through 2007, he was a Partner with ONCAP Management Partners, Onex Corporation’s dedicated middle market investment affiliate. Prior to ONCAP, Ed was a Partner with Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Incorporated, a Minneapolis-based $200 million private equity fund, and he began his career at First Chicago Corporation’s Merchant Bank.
Ed is a graduate of Boston College, (BS in Finance, cum laude – top 10% of class) and holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University (top 15% of class).