Canada's Leading Derivatives Conference

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Program » Monday, October 19th

5:00 p.m.
Welcome Cocktail

Program » Tuesday, October 20th

7:00 a.m.
Registration / Breakfast
8:00 a.m.
Welcome Address
Alain Miquelon, Montréal Exchange
8:30 a.m.
Headline Panel with Canada's Bank Economists
A unique opportunity to hear leading economists from Canada's big six banks debate the most intriguing issues of the day, in light of the outcome of the federal election.
Clément Gignac, Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
Derek Holt, Scotiabank
Stéfane Marion, National Bank
Douglas Porter, BMO Capital Markets
Avery Shenfeld, CIBC
David Tulk, TD Securities
Craig Wright, RBC
9:30 a.m.
Chief Economists Q&A Session
10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
Investing in Hedge Funds – A Global Perspective
This panel will examine various elements of investing in hedge funds – using a global lens. Join us, for an in-depth discussion in due diligence, risk management and compliance, including the impact of investing via managed accounts.
Ranjan Bhaduri, Sigma Analysis & Management Ltd.
Hazlitt G. Gill, Wells Fargo Investment Institute
Dr. Guan Seng Khoo, Alberta Investment Management Corporation
Christophe L'Ahelec, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Morris Li, Canadian Medical Protective Association
11:45 a.m.
Lunch / Presentation
Seven Years Later, Are we looking at Another Lehman Moment?
Leverage in China, Commodities, and the Emerging Market; What are the best leading Risk On and Off Indicators today?
Larry McDonald, Société Générale
1:45 p.m.
Educational Breakout Session on Interest Rate Swap futures
1:45 p.m.
Synthetic Financing
In this unprecedented "low-risk" rates environment, accessing adequate yield on investments remains a challenge. As returns on assets such as top-rated government and corporate debt have declined significantly in recent years, sources of diversification for institutional investors should be therefore contemplated.
Nathalie Bockler, Société Générale
Gael Kessler, Société Générale
Dennis Shikar, Natixis
Yury Shmuylovich, National Bank Financial Group
2:45 p.m.
Opportunities in Asset Classes Beyond Equities
Innovation and growth for the future — how the buy side's increasingly sophisticated use of option strategies and focus on risk has contributed to the growth of Canada's options market.
Jason Shutt, BMO Nesbitt Burns
Keith B. Hembre, Nuveen Asset Management
Patrick Thillou, CIBC Asset Management
John Wilson, Sprott Asset Management LP
3:45 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Delivering on the Pension Promise : Opportunities and Challenges
Delivering on the pension promise – Canada's top pension plans discuss opportunities and challenges in investment strategy and risk management.
Alain Miquelon, Montréal Exchange
Daniel Garant, PSP Investments
David Long, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
Jérôme Marquis, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
6:00 p.m.
3, rue de la Vieille Université, Québec City