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Canadian Investment Institute

Sunday, August 7 - Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
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Overseeing your plan assets and making prudent decisions are two of the most important duties you face as a plan fiduciary. The Canadian Investment Institute can help you build your skills in portfolio oversight and give you the information you need to make informed investment decisions. Take advantage of this timely program to discuss how current issues impact the funds and the participants you represent.


Below are the topics for ​this year's program​.

  • Keynote Address: Top Risks Facing the Global Economy Today
  • Canada's Economic Outlook: Weathering the End of the Commodity Supercycle
  • Asset Allocation by NOT Focusing on Asset Risk
  • Put Cash Under the Mattress? How Should You Respond to Negative Interest Rates?
  • Emerging Markets: Time to Dip Your Toe In?
  • Canadian Economy: Focus on Consumption, Housing and Household Balance Sheets
  • ​High-Yield Debt
  • ​​​Investing in Real Estate: Opportunities for Trusteed Canadian Pension Plans
  • Asset Allocation and Rising Rates: Lessons From the Past
  • The Commodity Abyss: Two Years After the Meltdown – Are Canadian Equities Still Vulnerable?​
  • Infrastructure—The Alternative to Real Estate for the Next Decade?
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing

Session Schedule/Speakers/Handouts

The importance of trustee education cannot be overstated, and the Canadian Investment Institute is the only way to get the needed education.​

David MarcusUA Journeymen and Apprentices Local 67 Hamilton​

​Benefits of Attending

  • Learn from leading-edge investment and economic professionals in Canada
  • Choose from a unique mix of investment workshops that provide enhanced opportunities for interaction with speakers
  • Hear what other funds are doing and why.

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced labour and management trustees
  • Public sector trustees
  • Administrators
  • Other professionals who have mastered basic investment principles


This is a sample of the many industry professionals speaking at the 2016 conference.​​​​

Frances Donald
Senior Economist
Manulife Asset Management
Pedro Antunes
Executive Director and Deputy Chief Economist
Forcasting an​​​d Analysis
The Conference Board of Canada
Randy Bauslaugh
National Practice Leader
Pensions and Benefits
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

​Preconference Workshops

Refresher Workshop in Core Investment Concepts

August 7, 2016—1:30-4:00 p.m.

This refresher workshop is designed for trustees who are looking for a review. If it's been a while since you participated in investment-related education, this preconference is for you. [Learn More.]

(Register for this preconference program when registering for the Canadian Investment Institute using the orange "register" button at top of this page)

Accompanying Educational Event

Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference​

Program Discount
Save $300 when you register for both the Canadian Investment Institute and the Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference. Use discount code Public16 when registering for both programs to save.

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Continuing Education

Educational sessions at this program may qualify for CEBS continuing professional education (CPE) credit.
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Registration Information

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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 6/26/2016 C $1,545.00 C $1,875.00
After 6/26/2016 C $1,795.00 C $2,125.00