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December 3-4, 2020
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All times listed are in Eastern Time.Session handouts will be available to registered attendees and will post as they are available starting on Monday, November 16, 2020.
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Session handouts will be available to registered attendees Monday, November 16, 2020 through Sunday, November 21, 2021.
Monday, November 23, 2020
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Candice Bangsund SpeakerVice President and Portfolio Manager, Global Asset AllocationFiera CapitalMontreal, QB
2020 has been an eventful year to say the least. With the turbulent year coming to a close, where does this leave the global economy heading into 2021? Top considerations include the progression of the coronavirus and the implications for global growth, the pandemic response from monetary and fiscal authorities, and the political landscape following the US elections—all of which have important implications for asset classes and investment strategy going forward. This session will look deeper at:
This session is worth 1 credit toward CEBS compliance.
Bradley Hough, ACIA, CAIA, FIA Co-SpeakerSenior ConsultantPBI Actuarial Consultants Ltd.Vancouver, BC
Catherine Jackman, CFA Co-SpeakerSenior Institutional Director, Portfolio ManagerCidel Asset Management Inc.Toronto, ON
The "lower-for-longer" trend in bond yields appears set to continue. Might Canadian rates turn negative? How should pension plans respond? This session will explore the ripple effects of low rates, insights from Japan's "lost decade" and considerations for pension plans.
Ian J. Beattie Co-SpeakerCo-Chief Investment OfficerNS Partners Ltd.London, UK
Peter Muldowney Co-SpeakerSenior Vice PresidentConnor, Clark & Lunn Financial GroupToronto, ON
Canadian investors have historically shied away from emerging markets, partly due to the similarities with high energy and material sector exposures, but that no longer holds true today. Emerging markets offer investors access to some of the strongest growing economies today, led by China, which is fast becoming the new America. This session will look at:
Margaret Childe SpeakerHead of ESGManulife Investment ManagementToronto, ON
Long-term resiliency and the ability to manage tail risks have been front and centre for investors during the global pandemic and the resulting economic downturn. This session will explore lessons learned during COVID-19 and why environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing has emerged as a key method for pursuing such portfolio resilience. In addition, we will look at emerging trends in ESG investing and what’s in store for investors.
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This session does NOT count towards a certificate of attendance or CEBS compliance credits.