Program » Wednesday, November 30th
Program » Thursday, December 1st
Registration / Breakfast
Luc Fortin, Montréal Exchange
Keynote Speaker Address
An Update on Regulatory Scarce Resources and the Impact on Prime Brokerage, Hedge Funds and Alternative Investment Allocators
A panel of industry experts will discuss how the regulatory environment has evolved. The focus will be on the impact of Basel III on the prime broker model and how it will affect both the managers of alternative investment strategies and the institutions that invest in those strategies. The panel will also discuss the impact of upcoming regulatory changes.
Opportunities in ETFs and Derivatives
Samara Cohen, BlackRock
Daniel Straus, National Bank Financial
Lunch / Presentation
Andrew Coyne, The National Post
Global Macro Investing
The economic climate, global macro hedge fund strategies, due diligence, portfolio building, and looking ahead to 2017.
Ranjan Bhaduri, Sigma Analysis & Management Ltd.
Christopher Solarz, Cliffwater LLC
The use of derivatives as both an income alternative and risk management tool is gaining wider acceptance amongst pension managers. Canadian pensions have a long history employing these instruments, while US counterparts are only embracing these products now. Why is there a gap between Canadian and US implementation? What are the structural differences between US and Canadian pensions? What operational hurdles need to be overcome prior to implementation, and what benefits and risks exist for both OTC and exchange-listed products? Our esteemed panelists from both sides of the border will explore these and other topics related to the future of derivatives in pension portfolios.
Alan Grigoletto, Grigoletto Financial Consulting
John Colville, City of Sacramento
David Long, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
Neil Rue, Pension Consulting Alliance, LLC
Bond Market Liquidity: Structural or Temporary?
Bond markets are evolving amidst change. Despite abundant central bank liquidity, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has listed concerns over secondary bond market liquidity, considering it one of its top four market risks for 2016. This panel will offer a broad perspective on this market’s underlying risks, resiliency and outlook.
Lisa A. Cavallari, Russell Investments
Nick Pyle, Scotiabank
Dominic Siciliano, Addenda Capital
Cocktail and Evening at the Musée de la civilisation de Québec
85, rue Dalhousie, Québec City