About Us

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Bay Street Blog is a platform for Millennial Finance – with a focus on Personal Finance and Self Directed Investing topics.

The Bay Street name comes from a popular street that runs through the heart of the Toronto Financial District, where many of the Financial Firms reside.

With a team of Contributing Authors from different Canadian Universities and personal finance websites, our goal is to improve your financial literacy. Having a strong understanding in Personal Finance has many great benefits, from better credit scores, to better savings habits. Visit today for a financial savvy experience.

Contributing Authors

Bay Street Blog

Jelani Smith

Jelani Smith

Founder

Jelani Smith is a University of Toronto student, studying Management & Finance. Jelani founded Bay Street Blog with the objective of helping improving the Personal Financial Literacy rates among the millennial generation.

Eduardo Wu

Eduardo Wu

Contributing Author

Eduardo is currently studying Management & Finance at the University of Toronto. He is very passionate about business, technology and basketball. His aim is to connect with a highly interested audience and share his business ideas, through Bay Street Blog.

Ammar Akbani

Ammar Akbani

Contributing Author

Ammar is a bold, creative individual, with a background in the theatrical Arts, and hoping to use his communication skills to broker deals in the business world. He is currently studying Business Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and the art of marketing, alongside finance and accounting greatly pique his interest. He joined Bay Street Blog to learn more about the Business World, express himself whilst sharing his insights, observations and making a fun read for the reader. He is a firm believer in writing for the audience, and hopes to take readers of Bay Street Blog on his journey of learning, experience and euphoria.

Umang Bengali

Umang Bengali

Contributing Author

Umang is currently working in Commercial Lending at TD. He is passionate about global affairs, especially the ones that affect the financial markets. He has a keen eye for investing and in extremely analytical in nature. His aim is to spread awareness and throw light upon important issues with the hope of educating a wide range of audiences and encouraging healthy discussions through articles on the blog.

Hamza Hasnain

Hamza Hasnain

Contributing Author

Hamza is currently studying Management and Accounting at the University of Toronto. He has immersed himself with the many opportunities and experiences provided by UTSC because he believes experience translates into success. He joined Bay Street Blog because he’s passionate about the business world and aspires to share his insights.

Mariam Walaa

Mariam Walaa

Contributing Author

Mariam is a first year BBA student at the Schulich School of Business looking to specialize in Strategic Management. Her involvement with CPA Ontario, Economic Club of Canada, Women in Capital Markets, and the City of Markham enhances her knowledge and expertise in the financial industry. Through Bay Street Blog, Mariam aspires to be an indispensable resource for those who wish to reach their full potential and become financially empowered.

Syed Azam Afzal

Syed Azam Afzal

Contributing Author

Azam is currently attending Wilfrid Laurier University. He has experience in a variety of areas due to participating in mock trial tournaments at his University, being a member of the debate society, and volunteering in various extra-curricular activities. For Bay Street Blog, he writes articles on different topics, including law, investments, and business related topics. 

Shayan Salesi

Shayan Salesi

Contributing Author

Shayan is a student at Bayview Glen with an interest in finance and trading. He operates a fund management company by the name of Saturn Capital Management, and is heavily involved in futures and stock markets.