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Program » Wednesday, November 30th

5:00 p.m.
Welcome Cocktail

Program » Thursday, December 1st

7:00 a.m.
Registration / Breakfast
8:00 a.m.
Welcome Address
Luc Fortin, Montréal Exchange
8:30 a.m.
Keynote Speaker Address
9:30 a.m.
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.
10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
Opportunities in ETFs and Derivatives
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have rapidly grown in popularity amongst retail and institutional investors over the past decade. ETFs have transformed the investment industry by providing lower costs, high liquidity and diversification. As investors continue to use options for various reasons in their portfolios, ETF options have become an increasingly popular choice according to volume metrics. Our seasoned speakers will demonstrate various opportunities and trends in the ETF and derivatives market.
Samara Cohen, BlackRock
Daniel Straus, National Bank Financial
11:45 a.m.
Lunch / Presentation
Andrew Coyne, The National Post
1:45 p.m.
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
2:45 p.m.
Equity Derivatives
Alan Grigoletto, Grigoletto Financial Consulting
John Colville, City of Sacramento
David Long, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
Neil Rue, Pension Consulting Alliance, LLC
3:45 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
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
6:00 p.m.
Cocktail and Evening at the Musée de la civilisation de Québec
85, rue Dalhousie, Québec City