June 27, 2017

Organized by AIMA Canada in collaboration with CFA Montréal and IFSID Institute
Challenges ahead for the institutional investing community

A luncheon event, Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 Venue:   Club Saint James 1145 Avenue Union Montréal (Québec)

 Background:  Majors trends & developing events

On June 27, several of these themes will be up for reassessment:

  • Trump will have completed his first 100 days;
  • French presidential and legislative elections will be over;
  • German election season will be in full swing;
  • President Trump will come to Europe for G7 summit;
  • Relations between China and the new U.S. administration will have greater clarity;
  • Brexit negotiations will begin in May.

Given the above – what will the world look like on June 27, 2017 ?    Implications for the investment community

  • Asset Allocation Strategies in a world of paradigm shifts
  • All weather strategies? Long term vs short term
  • If politics is here to stay as an investment methodology, what should investors do?


Politics & Investing: From Risk To Fundamental Strategy

Mario Therrien (Senior Vice-President, External Portfolio Management – Public Markets, CDPQ)

Marko Papic (Chief Geopolitical Strategy BCA)

Global risks & evolution of populist and its consequences/impact on global investment climate

Yanick Desnoyers (Deputy Chief Economist, CDPQ)

Pablo Calderini (CIO, Graham Capital – A Global Macro manager)

All weather investing in the volatile Trump Era ?

Chen Zhao (Former Co-Head of Macro Research, Brandywine Global Investment Management)


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September 11, 2017 - September 28, 2017

September 11 – 14, 2017 – Risk Measurement and Regulatory Issues in Business

This workshop aims to bring together leading international experts from both academia and industry. Invited speakers were carefully selected to present their recent work on uncertainty in risk assessment, risk aggregation, statistical risk analysis, systemic risk, and regulatory capital calculations.

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September 25 – 28, 2017 – Measurement and Control Systemic Risk

This workshop will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on state-of-the-art theoretical approaches and operational techniques for modeling, measuring            and controlling systemic risk in the financial sector. Its main objective is to foster a dialogue between financial analysts, regulators and researchers in statistics,     finance, actuarial science and quantitative risk management concerned with financial stability issues.

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September 14, 2017 - September 15, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Pietro Veronesi – University of Chicago

September 14-15, 2017

The conference will be held at Hotel Le St Sulpice (lesaintsulpice.com) in beautiful Old Montreal. It immediately precedes the NFA Conference in Halifax.

To register before August 1st, 2017

Program TBA

September 15, 2017 - September 17, 2017

IFSID is proud to sponsor a regular best paper award for the 2017 NFA Conference.

September 15-17, 2017

In 2016 the NFA conference will be hosted at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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November 27, 2017 - November 29, 2017

Explore key developments in equities, fixed income, technology, regulation and clearing.

An unparalleled opportunity to forge connections with the who’s who of Canadian derivatives.

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Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Quebec Quebec

November 27-29