2021 Annual Spring Pension Conference - Building Back Better: Opportunities and Risks Post Covid

2021 Annual Spring Pension Conference - Building Back Better: Opportunities and Risks Post Covid


Hosted By: Institutional Asset Management Committee
Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Format: Online (Please note all times are EDT)

Conference Overview:

CFA Society Toronto’s 2021 Annual Spring Pension Conference aims to provide you with the latest updates from thought leaders in the Canadian pension industry. These experts will address the current environment, best practices and tools to provide you with the insight and background for management of today’s investment portfolios.

Session 1: A Fireside Chat with Keith Ambachtsheer: Future-Proofing Pensions
Date/Time: 14 April 2021, 11 AM - 12 PM (ET)
In this fireside chat with legendary pension plan expert Keith Ambachtsheer, we will be provided with a
great retrospective on pension plan design covering the evolution of the maple model and other global
models as well as hear about his thoughts on new ideas to help future proof your pension plan in a new world of ultra-low interest rates.

Session 2: Fireside CRO Chat - Navigating Risk in a World of Unknowns
Date/ Time: 14 April 2021, 2 PM - 3 PM (ET)
Through this fireside chat, CROs will discuss emerging investment risks and their potential implications to portfolio management.

Session 3: C-Suite Insight on Today's Investment Environment
Date/Time: 15 April 2021,  11 AM - 12 PM (ET)

Come hear from three senior executives on how COVID-19 impacted their investment strategy/firm and what they view as risks and opportunities of current times. Hear their views on current and emerging disruptive trends, possible negative interest rates and many challenges facing today’s pension plans.


Session 4: Private Markets - Current and Future Impacts from COVID19
Date/Time: 15 April 2021,  2 PM - 3 PM (ET)

The Private Markets’ COVID-19 Impact discussion will focus on the disruption COVID has had on private market asset classes. You will learn about portfolio challenges, opportunities, and risks via insights from senior investment professionals working at globally leading investment organizations. Moderated by a Pension expert, we will delve into the Infrastructure / Real Estate / Private Equity questions on people’s minds.

Important Information: Once registered, participants will be sent a link with the Zoom details 1-2 business days prior to the scheduled session.

Click here to register for the Package (Sessions 1-4) 


  • When

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - Thursday, April 15, 2021
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Eastern Time

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