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Program » Monday, November 17th

6:00 p.m.
Welcome Cocktail

Program » Tuesday, November 18th

7:30 a.m.
Registration / Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Welcome Address
Alain Miquelon, Montréal Exchange
9:00 a.m.
Canadian Economic Outlook
There are many global cross-currents now buffeting the Canadian economic outlook. These include the U.S. Federal Reserve ending its aggressive stimulus, renewed concerns about Europe's soft growth outlook, Japan's reform measures, a cooling economy in China, as well as geopolitical turmoil on many fronts. Canada also faces many challenges, including the lofty housing market, still high household debt, and a struggling manufacturing sector. Douglas Porter will address how all of these impact the economic outlook for Canada, and what it means for interest rates and the loonie.
Douglas Porter, BMO Financial Group (Presentation)
10:00 a.m.
10:15 a.m.
Canada's Housing Market
Is Canada immune to a housing bubble? From high home prices to low mortgage rates, find out what our expert panellists have to say about the Canadian housing market.
Simon Côté, National Bank Financial (Presentation)
Jarret Christie, Macro Risk Advisors
Diana Petramala, TD Bank Financial Group
Ben Rabidoux, North Cove Advisors
11:15 a.m.
Fixed Income Derivatives
The futurization of interest rate SWAPs.
Claude Cyr, Montréal Exchange
Jean-François Pépin, Addenda Capital
Andrew Poston, Sun Life Investment Management
Michael Riddle, Eris Exchange, LLC
Lunch / Presentation
Ray Zahab, Ultra-Marathon Runner, Adventurer and co-founder of impossible2Possible
1:30 p.m.
The Evolution of the Canadian Listed Derivatives Market
A presentation on how shifting investor behaviour, product availability, and regulation, are influencing the growth of the Canadian derivatives market.
Andy Nybo, TABB Group (Presentation)
2:00 p.m.
The Buy-Side Perspective on Equity Derivatives: Growth and Opportunities
This panel will discuss current and future trends in the Canadian equity derivatives market, examining how buy side investors are increasingly using derivatives as part of their strategies to manage risk and exposure. Topics to be explored include the impact of regulation on investors, the benefits and challenges they face when trading listed products and how their strategies will evolve.
Andy Nybo, TABB Group
Hans Albrecht, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.
Alan Grigoletto, OCC/OIC
Brian Madden, AGF Investments Inc.
Chris McHaney, BMO Global Asset Management
2:45 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
The evolution of policy in the regulatory space.
Brian Z. Gelfand, Montréal Exchange (Presentation)
John McPartland, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Derek West, Autorité des marchés financiers
4:00 p.m.
Technology: Risk Management and Trading Analytics
Risk management has moved to the top of the agenda at many financial institutions. In order to meet both regulatory and internal demands, organizations need accurate data as well as tools to analyze their risk and exposure throughout the trade life cycle and their impacts across the organization. This panel will take an in-depth look at software solutions used for back office systems, risk systems and real time analytics.
Étienne Charlebois, Montréal Exchange (Presentation)
Richard Buchanan, ION Trading
Tayloe Draughon, Société Générale
Nitin Gambhir, Tethys Technology, Inc.
Anthony Masso, Succession Systems, LLC
6:00 p.m.
2 côte de la Fabrique, Québec City