Schulich Alumnus Earns Prestigious TopGun Award
Schulich alumni Dimitry Khmelnitsky (BBA ’03), has recently won the Brendan Wood TopGun Canadian Equity Research Analyst award in the Special Situations category. TopGun Analysts are recognized for their contribution to the investment decision-making process, outstanding insight, and investment reasoning.
Based upon analyst’s share of institutional commission dollars as well as the quality of their work, The Brendan Wood TopGun Designation is the most coveted and rarely awarded attestation of quality and value. Globally, members of The TopGun Society represent only those who achieve in the top decile of the industry.
“It’s a feeling of an accomplishment that signifies that my work adds value to investors,” expressed Dimitry. “Schulich provided me with a unique perspective on accounting and the insight that companies can easily massage their numbers to look more attractive to investors.”
Upon graduating from Schulich, earning his CPA, and working as an auditor for Ernst & Young, Dimitry accepted an offer to join his former Schulich instructor, Anthony Scilipoti, President and CEO of Veritas at the research firm. “We want to extend a sincere thank you to our clients for their support,” said Anthony. “We are the only independent research firm to win a TopGun award, and we appreciate the recognition.”
Veritas is Canada’s most recognized independent equity research firm. It provides an in-depth analysis of Canadian and international companies. Its unique forensic accounting-based research approach has proven that a careful understanding of financial information is the key to a secure investment decision.
“As Head of the Accounting and Special Situations team, Dimitry has an extraordinary ability to interpret complex accounting and corporate disclosures to generate valuable insights for our clients,’ said Sam La Bell, Veritas Head of Research. “He takes on many of our toughest assignments.”
Congratulations on the highly respected award, Dimitry!