CFA Society Toronto's 3rd Annual Portfolio Management Pension Conference

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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.

Wednesday April 24, 2013

The Board of Trade
First Canadian Place, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON

Speakers Schedule:

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:

Dawn Wong

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

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