TORONTO, April 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadian pension experts will provide practical solutions to tackle some of the challenges faced by Canadian Plan Sponsors today. This conference features a distinguished panel of industry speakers that will provide practical solutions to tackle some of the challenges faced by Canadian Plan Sponsors today. We will explore topics including: behavioural finance, strategic considerations and decisions, positioning a fund for a long period of low yields, implementation challenges, macroeconomic themes facing a Canadian Investor over the next decade and calibrating your asset mix to deal with extreme risks in a volatile market.
Media passes for partial and full conference and interviews available on request.
When: Wednesday April 24, 2013
Where: The Board of Trade
First Canadian Place, 4th Floor
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM The Biology of Risk Taking
John Coates, Ph.D., University of Cambridge, Author, The Hour between Dog and Wolf
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM The Canadian Pension Model. Norway vs Yale vs Canada - A Comparison of Investment Models
Keith Ambachtsheer, Executive Director, Rotman International Centre for Pension Management
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM Managing Extreme Risks in a Pension Plan
Janet Rabovsky, Director, Investments, Towers Watson
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM LDI in a Low Interest Rate Environment
James Davis, Vice-President, Investment Planning & Economics, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan & Malcolm Hamilton, former Partner of Mercer
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Pooling of Public Sector Asset Management
Bill Morneau, Executive Chairman, Morneau Shepell
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM The Price of Climate Risk
Bob Litterman, Chairman, Risk Committee, Kepos Capital
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Practical Application of Alternatives for Pension Plans
Robert Cultraro, CFA, Executive Chief Investment and Pension Officer, Hydro One & Julie Cays Chief Investment Officer, Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) Pension Plan
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Is Sluggish Growth Forever?
Avery Shenfeld, Managing Director and Chief Economist, CIBC
Full speaker biographies are available on our website
Advance interviews and media passes
An onsite media room is available for interviews before and after the event. Interviews will be granted depending on availability and by appointment only. Limited space is available for journalists who wish to attend the entire conference.
To reserve a media pass, please contact:
CFA Society Toronto
416-366-5755 X 226
About CFA Society Toronto
CFA Society Toronto supports the professional and business development of more than 8,000 CFA charterholders in Toronto, making it the second largest CFA Society in the world. It provides members with a local perspective on a global designation, including: educational programs, sponsored events, job postings, quarterly newsletters, a comprehensive affinity program and networking opportunities. A not-for-profit organization, CFA Society Toronto is affiliated with CFA Institute, the global body that administers the Chartered Financial Analyst curriculum and sets voluntary, ethics-based performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. CFA Society Toronto's members are leaders in ethics in the financial community. For more information, please refer to www.cfatoronto.ca.
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