Canadian Institutional Investment Summit 2010

Venue: Ottawa

Location: Ottawa, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 18, 2010 End Date/Time: Oct 20, 2010
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Recent market conditions have highlighted unique challenges for Canadian Institutional Investors, which has inevitably led to heightened due diligence, renewed interest in risk, and stricter assessment of asset allocation plans. Investors are exploring alternative asset classes and implementing liability driven investment strategies in anticipation of reducing volatility, while remaining mindful of the investment obligations they have.

A Unique Event

Canadian institutional investors have been faced with ever increasing complex issues surrounding investments, risk management, and a changing regulatory landscape. With the recent financial upheaval, plan sponsors in particular are anticipating pension reform in reaction to the massive losses that many funds faced in 2008/2009. It is only a matter of time before action is taken, so effectively preparing for change is necessary to stay ahead of the game.

Risk management, liquidity monitoring, matching assets and liabilities, and transparency remain high priorities for 2010. Alternative investment strategies continue to be an asset class of interest for Canadian institutional investors, however the challenge is sourcing liquid investments in this highly illiquid asset class. Institutional investors are faced with the challenge of balancing these complex investment requirements, while preparing for inevitable changes in the Canadian pension industry. A strong team of investment leaders is necessary to juggle the recent demands that the financial crisis has dealt, and reinstate positive performance moving forward.

The Canadian Institutional Investment Summit provides a unique forum for service providers to gain access to leading institutional investors across Canada. Over three days, service providers will meet and interact with senior executives from pension funds, foundations, endowments, family offices and financial institutions through a number of one-on-one business meetings and many networking activities. In addition, service providers will attend strategic conference sessions and keynote presentations delivered by leaders in the Canadian pension and investment industry. Within the luxurious settings of the Fairmont Château Laurier, this networking event presents a unique opportunity to develop meaningful and valuable business relations.