Benefits and Pensions Monitor Live Webinars


Private Investments: Beyond the Pandemic
Date and Time: Wednesday June 3, 2020 – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

As the current pandemic evolves and economies begin to prepare for a path forward, there is no doubt of the acute impact financial markets have sustained. While public investment valuations reflect the swift impact of a suspended global economy, private investments are not immune to the historic market impairment.

Private equity General Partners are actively engaged with their underlying management teams to understand the extent of the economic impact and ensure sufficient liquidity in debt facilities.  Portfolio companies have an opportunity to build market share through add-on acquisitions and consolidation of competitors who do not have strong balance sheets. Private lenders are segmenting portfolios into those companies most and least affected by the COVID-19 crisis to see which loans can be restructured and which firms may require capital injections from private equity sponsors. These are some of the topics that will be explored in an interactive and practical webinar digging into private equity, secondaries and sponsored private debt.

Please join industry veteran Bob Morgan, Managing Director of 50 South Capital Advisors, Inc., Northern Trust Asset Management’s private investment firm, as he shares his views and 20 years of demonstrated success in allocating capital through varying market conditions.

Moderator: Alice Fang, President and CEO, Northern Trust Asset Management Canada

Speaker: Bob Morgan, Managing Director, 50 South Capital Advisors, Inc., Northern Trust Affiliate

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Overall Health: The key to employee well-being during and after the pandemic
Date and Time: Wednesday June 17, 2020 – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Covid-19 has seriously shaken things up for Canadians, both in their professional and personal lives. With our new normal, which—for many of us—means teleworking and homeschooling, we’re seeing an uptick in health problems that organizations and insurers need to address and adapt to. How can we take care of our employees from a distance? What health problems are we talking about, exactly? Are compassion and caring now central to the employer-employee relationship?

In this webinar, we’ll be looking at how overall health culture, which includes physical, mental and financial health, is especially important during a crisis. And how going forward, this culture will be an integral part of group plans.

Speaker: Charmaine Alexander, Senior Advisor, Disability Management, Desjardins Insurance

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