Benefits And Pensions Monitor Event Summaries
Date: October 18, 2019
‘Changes & Trends in Employment Law: Avoiding the Pitfalls’ is the focus of a CPBI Pacific event. Ryan Anderson, a lawyer and partner at Mathews Dinsdale & Clark LLP, will discuss BC Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Code changes that require immediate attention by employers, even if some of the changes in question do not appear to impact their day-to-day business. It takes place October 18 in Vancouver, BC.
For more information visit: http://www.cpbi-icra.ca/Events/Details/Pacific/2019/10-22-CPBI-Pacific-Changes-Trends-in-Employment
Hedge Fund Conference
Date: October 22, 2019
The importance of ESG (environment, social, and governance) in selecting external managers will be the focus of a panel discussion at the ‘2019 Canadian Hedge Fund Conference.’ Panelists will include David Rudd, chairman of Sigma Analysis and Management; Dean Shepard, partner and managing director at Picton Mahoney; Colin Stewart, CEO of J C Clark; and Megan Vesely, vice-president of legal and compliance at OMERS. The conference will be followed by the ‘12th Annual Canadian Hedge Fund Awards Gala Dinner.’ It takes place October 22 in Toronto, ON.
For more information visit: http://alternativeiq.com/events/12th-annual-canadian-hedge-fund-awards-gala/?mc_cid=1524e317bd&mc_eid=a4f3c612c5
Date: October 22, 2019 - October 22, 2019
CAIA Canada and PRMIA will present ‘Invest with Impact.’ Michelle Peterson, a director of Oikocredit Canada; Jennifer So, associate portfolio manager at BMO Global Asset Management; and Mike Winterfield, founder and managing director of Active Impact Investments; will cover topics such as impact investing versus responsible investing; approaches including active/passive, public/private, and equity/debt; and for-profit impact investments. It takes place October 22 in Vancouver, BC.
For more information visit: http://tiny.cc/ixhedz
CPBI Southern Alberta
Date: October 24, 2019 - October 24, 2019
CPBI Southern Alberta will provide a deeper dive into retirement plan concepts as well as the risks, decisions, and challenges faced by plan sponsors in Canada. ‘Retirement Plans 201 ‒ a Deeper Dive into Group Retirement Plans’ will cover areas such as essential defined benefit plan elements that plan sponsors should know; considerations for Canadian sponsors with global workforces; and tips, tricks, and trends in effective decision-making. It takes place October 24 in Calgary, AB.
For more information visit: http://cpbi-icra.ca/Events/Details/Southern-Alberta/2019/10-24-Retirement-Plans-201-Beyond-the-Basics
Date: October 28, 2019 - October 28, 2019
A number of current topics in compliance and enforcement will be discussed at the ‘AIMA Canada Fall Regulatory Forum.’ Sessions will look at NI 81-102 liquid alt product launch updates, including exemptive relief highlights, regulatory burden reduction updates, and AMF and IIROC priorities. Speakers are Gabriel Chénard, and Jean-François Nadeau, senior policy analysts (investment funds branch) at AMF, and France Kingsbury, regional director, regulation, at IIROC. It takes place October 28 in Montreal, QC.
For more information visit: https://www.aima.org/event/montreal-aima-canada-fall--regulatory-forum.html?dm_i=2LZ3,1H4L1,6DGDL6,4Y0R0,1
Responsible Investment Week
Date: October 29, 2019
‘The Investment Case for Addressing Water Risks and Opportunities’ will be the focus of a ‘Responsible Investment Week 2019’ session. MacEwan University’s Social Innovation Institute, in partnership with Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) and the Net Impact Edmonton Professional Chapter, are hosting a panel discussion to explore how investors are exercising their voice within the global financial system to effect positive outcomes for all. It takes place October 29 in Edmonton, AB
For more information visit: https://www.riacanada.ca/event/the-investment-case-for-addressing-water-risks-and-opportunities/
Date: November 5, 2019 - November 7, 2019
Designed by CPBI Ontario, the ‘HRPA Canadian Benefits Certificate Program’ will provide a comprehensive overview of benefit programs in Canada. Sessions will examine the basics and developing better strategies, managing programs more effectively, and keeping escalating costs under control. Each day builds on the knowledge and skills of the previous level. It takes place November 5 to 7 in Toronto, ON.
For more information visit: http://www.cpbi-icra.ca/Events/Details/Ontario/2019/11-05-CPBI-Ontario-Benefits-Certificate-Program
Social Finance Forum Pairs Profits With Purpose
Date: November 6, 2019 - November 8, 2019
The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing’s ‘Social Finance Forum’ attracts more than 500 investors, entrepreneurs, finance professionals, charity leaders, and public service visionaries who believe profits can be paired with purpose. Now in its 12th year, it takes place November 6 to 8 in Toronto, ON.
For more information visit: https://www.socialfinanceforum.ca/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=broadcast&utm_campaign=social_finance_forum_2019&utm_content=CIILaunchEmail1EarlyBird
Date: November 6, 2019 - November 6, 2019
The future of pharmacare will be one of the topics examined at the CGIB (Canadian Group Insurance Brokers) November seminar. Marilee Mark, of Marilee Mark Consulting, will reflect on the election outcome and stimulate discussion on the potential impact for insurers, advisors, and sponsors of benefit plans. Jim Bullock, an expert witness, will share some of the stories and risks that he’s seen in lawsuits involving a licensed life insurance agent. Dave Patriarche, of Mainstay Insurance Brokerage Inc., explains where insurers could put their clients and employees at substantial financial risk. It takes place November 6 in Vaughan, ON.
For more information visit: http://www.cvent.com/events/cgib-november-2019-seminar/event-summary-769958ac36fd4df0a52ff95910ceefe6.aspx?i=bc345213-ca22-4376-8416-cd34cff2b084
Date: November 7, 2019 - November 7, 2019
The CFA Society Toronto’s ‘2019 Investment Dinner’ will feature a fireside chat with Gerry Schwartz, chairman, founder, and chief executive officer of Onex Corporation. It takes place November 7 in Toronto, ON.
For more information visit: https://cfainstitute.force.com/s/lt-event?site=a0Wj0000005liezEAA&utm_campaign=19Newsletter&esid=77395243-1c8d-e911-a97e-000d3af497c0&utm_medium=email&recipientid=contact-a222de83b615e811a958000d3af44134-0d87f189f2a941dab60e4c7648cac4b6&id=a1O3Z000001gWmhUAE&_cldee=amhvcm55YWtAcG93ZXJzaGlmdC5jYQ per cent3D per cent3D&utm_source=ClickDimensions
Date: November 12, 2019 - November 12, 2019
An ACPM national session hosted by the Atlantic Regional Council will discuss ‘Finance and Stress: Can Plan Sponsors and Administrators ease the pain?’ With 48 per cent of Canadian workers saying they’ve lost sleep because of financial worries, the lack of financial literacy contributes to financial stress which can affect workplace performance, personal relationships, and individual opportunities for an adequate and sustainable retirement. Bill VanGorder, past chair of CARP; Nikki Keating, director of finance at Bell; and Gary Rabbior, president, of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education; will examine the challenges of financial literacy and wellness. It takes place November 12 in Halifax, NS.
For more information visit: http://registration.acpm.com/Events/ViewEvents
Date: November 14, 2019 - November 14, 2019
CPBI Ontario will be ‘Looking Towards 2020: The Challenges for a New Decade. Thought leaders including Ali Ghiassi, vice-president of industry affairs and government relations at Canada Life; Karen Millard, a senior director at Willis Towers Watson; Fabrice Morin, executive vice-president, Canadian operations, at the Great-West Life Assurance Company, London Life Insurance Company, and the Canada Life Assurance Company; and Mike Sullivan, adjunct professor at the University of Toronto; will review and discuss changes going into 2020. It takes place November 14 in Toronto, ON.
For more information visit: http://www.cpbi-icra.ca/Events/Details/Ontario/2019/11-14-CPBI-Ontario-Looking-Towards-2020-The
Date: November 26, 2019 - November 26, 2019
The Rotman School of Management is bringing together hundreds of senior business leaders, mental health advocates, medical professionals, students, academics, and industry representatives to raise awareness and discuss the impact of mental health on the Canadian economy. The conference will highlight the resources and supports currently available, focus on solutions that are working at home and abroad, identify challenges and opportunities for improvements, and find new ways to design innovative policies and workplace best practices in order to manage the growing burden of mental health. It takes place November 26 in Toronto, ON.
For more information visit: http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/ProfessionalDevelopment/Events/UpcomingEvents/20191126MentalHealth
Date: December 2, 2019 - December 2, 2019
Utilizing its global data, analysis, and over 20 years of experience covering trends in active, index, ESG, factor, and thematic investing through ETFs and funds, ETFGI’s ‘Global ETFs Insights Summit’ offers discussions by industry leaders on how institutional investors and financial advisors can make and implement informed investment decisions. It takes place December 2 in Toronto, ON.
For more information visit: https://etfgi.com/events/2019/12/etfgi-global-etfs-insights-summit-toronto
Economic Club Of Canada
Date: January 8, 2020 - January 8, 2020
The Economic Club of Canada’s ‘Annual Economic Outlook 2020’ will feature a panel of chief economists who will share their predictions for 2020. The panelists are Avery Shenfeld, managing director and chief economist of CIBC World Markets Inc.; Beata Caranci, chief economist and senior vice-president for TD Bank Group; Craig Wright, chief economist and senior vice president at RBC; Douglas Porter, chief economist and managing director at BMO Financial Group; Jean-François Perrault, senior vice-president and chief economist at Scotiabank; and Stéfane Marion, chief economist and strategist for the National Bank of Canada and National Bank Financial. It takes place January 8 in Toronto, ON.
For more information visit: https://www.economicclub.ca/events/display/annual-economic-outlook-2020
Date: February 19, 2020 - February 21, 2020
The ‘SHARE Investor Summit 2020’ is a gathering of investment decision-makers and leaders from pension funds, foundations, Indigenous communities, trade unions, faith-based groups, universities, civil society, and investment management firms. Under the banner of ‘The Power of Many,’ it will address key issues including the climate crisis and just transition, inequality, the future of work, and reconciliation. It takes place in February 19 to 21, 2020, in Vancouver, BC.
For more information visit: https://share.ca/2020-responsible-investor-summit/?utm_source=SHARE+Email&utm_campaign=95ccad062a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_10_19_09_08_COPY_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ed8dc532ec-95ccad062a-423399121
Summit Addresses Global Challenges
Date: February 20, 2020 - February 21, 2020
The SHARE (Shareholder Association for Research & Education) ‘Investor Summit 2020’ will address global challenges, design solutions, and building a sustainable, inclusive, and productive economy. Speakers include Sharan Burrow, general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation; Kevin Thomas, chief executive officer of SHARE; and Mark Sevestre, president and chair of reconciliation and responsible investment committee at NATOA. It takes place February 20 and 21 in Vancouver, BC. It will be preceded by workshops introducing trustees to investment, governance, and capital stewardship; on the opportunities and challenges associated with embedding responsible investment into fund governance and investment oversight; and pursuing impact across portfolios.
For more information visit: http://events.share.ca/?utm_source=SHARE