Industry Spotlight: Orbis Investment Management

Monday, October 1, 2018

Haultain Building, Room 401
170 College Street

Orbis Investment Management
A pizza lunch will be served.

Big Data in Investing

Big data is the hottest area in investment management on Wall Street. Come learn from U of T alumni Alvin Mok and Rainbow Chik as they share how this exciting field is changing the way money is invested worldwide. Find out how you can leverage your analytical math and statistics training to have your own career in this rapidly expanding field.

Alvin Mok (MBA, BASc), Head of Investment Insights

Alvin Mok is the Head of Investment Insights at Orbis.  He is responsible for leading a team of business analysts and data scientists to mine big data for investment insights.  In addition, he also manages various technology teams around the firm and drive firm-wide technology and innovation strategies.  Prior to joining Orbis, Alvin was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey Hong Kong, where he was actively involved in high tech and infrastructure practices.  Earlier in his career, Alvin was a venture capitalist, held positions in Microsoft, and founded his own startup whilst being a student at the University of Toronto. Alvin holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University of Toronto.

Rainbow Chik (B.Com), Investment Insight Analyst

Rainbow Chik is an Investment Insights Analyst at Orbis.  She identifies investment questions of interest from our internal stakeholders and leads end-to-end project engagements – from acquiring, processing to analyzing various forms of big data. Rainbow holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Toronto

About Orbis Investments

Orbis is a global, privately owned investment firm, managing in excess of $30 billion of assets, with offices across four continents and over 400 professionals. We have been creating long-term value for our clients since 1990. Our investment philosophy is fundamental, long-term and contrarian, and we are uniquely structured to encourage bold but considered decisions, even in times of stress. As a firm, our business model requires us to deliver meaningful outperformance to our clients. We believe that to generate better long-term returns than the market, you need to do things differently to others in it.

We are currently recruiting Business Associates to join our Investment Insights team in Vancouver and Bermuda. This global team focuses on conducting bespoke primary research through surveys and big data, and delivering insights that reinforce convictions around our investment decisions.  Join us to learn more about the opportunity

MIE’s Industry Spotlight Series aims to connect students to experienced professionals who will give you insights on succeeding in their field. This is the first in a series of events happening this year. For more info, email


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