Investment Funds Industry Gathers for 30th IFIC Leadership Conference
September 13, 2017
Toronto, ON - September 13, 2017 - For media registration and to pre-arrange speaker interviews: Pira Kumarasamy (firstname.lastname@example.org; 416-309-2313).
What: Canadas pre-eminent networking and information event for the investment funds industry, with influential industry leaders, senior regulators and innovators from Canada and abroad.
Why: To hear the latest developments impacting the industry and investors: Market trends, evolving consumer demand, and the prospect of an advice gap; regulatory reforms in the U.K., the EU, the U.S.; alpha, beta and everything in between; discussions on current regulatory priorities and Canadas future regulatory landscape, including updates on the CMRA, the status of the CSAs consideration of the option to ban embedded fees and the introduction of a best interest standard and targeted reforms, and regulatory compliance priorities; emerging strategies to lower costs; how emerging technologies (blockchain and AI) will transform the industry; developments in taxation and in financial reporting, and much more.
When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and registration
8:30 a.m. 5:10 p.m. Sessions
5:10 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Where: The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, Toronto
International industry leaders:
Tim Cameron, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) (U.S.)
Adam Fairhead, HSBC Global Asset Management (U.K.)
Jonathan Lipkin, The Investment Association (IA) (U.K.)
Canadian industry leaders:
Ross Kappele, BMO Asset Management Canada (Chair of IFICs Board)
Sian Burgess, Fidelity Investments Canada ULC
Joe Canavan, LOGiQ Asset Management
Jonathan Durocher, National Bank Investments
Robert Frances, PEAK Financial Group Inc.
Judy Goldring, AGF Management Limited
Rick Headrick, Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.
Carol Lynde, Bridgehouse Asset Managers
David Scandiffio, CIBC Asset Management
Michael Stanley, Sterling Mutuals Inc.
Jean-Paul Bureaud, Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)
Marsha Gerhart, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)
Hugo Lacroix, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)
Janice Leung, British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC)
Karen McGuinness, Mutual Funds Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA)
John Mountain, Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)
Felicia Tedesco, Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)
Kevan Cowan, Capital Markets Authority Implementation Organization (CMAIO) CEO discusses the organizations progress toward implementation with IFIC president Paul C. Bourque.
Three new panels
Active and Passive: Dual or Duelling Strategies?
Yves Choueifaty, TOBAM Core Investments
Mark Tiffin, Capital International Asset Management (Canada) Inc.
Experts in emerging strategies to lower costs:
Aparna Sachdeva, RBC Global Asset Management
Michael Yee, National Bank Investments
The Brave New World of Fintech
Arijit Das, Northern Trust Company
Kesem Frank, nuco
Peter Patterson, IBM Canada
Special guest speaker:
Peter Zeihan, Geopolitical Strategist: The Trump Doctrine and the Disorder of Trump
Plus: leading experts in legal, tax and accounting.
Master of ceremonies: Bruce Sellery, Business Journalist, Bestselling Author of Moolala
For detailed session descriptions (http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-annual-leadership-conference-september-27-2017/agenda-4f2b4c1e9cd542608642755c1ae7384a.aspx).
For the full list of speakers (http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-annual-leadership-conference-september-27-2017/speakers-4f2b4c1e9cd542608642755c1ae7384a.aspx).
About the Audience: About 300 key executives from across the industry: CEOs, presidents, SVPs. Mutual fund managers and dealers. Financial planners and advisors. Compliance officers, financial officers. Suppliers and affiliates. Staff of national organizations and regulatory agencies.
About IFIC: The Investment Funds Institute of Canada is the voice of Canadas investment funds industry. IFIC brings together 150 organizations, including fund managers, distributors and industry service organizations, to foster a strong, stable investment sector where investors can realize their financial goals. By connecting Canadas savers to Canadas economy, our industry contributes significantly to Canadian economic growth and job creation. The organization is proud to have served Canadas investment funds industry and its investors for more than 50 years.
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Consultant, Public Affairs
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC)
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