Jeff Sommers

Top Risks for DC Plan Sponsors Right Now

What are the key economic and legal risks facing Canadian defined contribution pension plans today? It’s a key question and one that will be addressed on the agenda of the CLC’s upcoming DC Plan Experience Forum taking place from April 17-18, 2024, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto. Speaking about the top legal risks will be Jeff Sommers, a Partner …

Christy Clark

Christy Clark Joins CLC at the Challenge of Change Forum

The annual Challenge of Change Forum will be held from June 12-14 at the Fairmont Manoir Richelieu in Charlevoix Quebec. As part of the agenda, we are pleased to announce that Christy Clark, former Premier of British Columbia, will be joining us as keynote. Clark is the longest-serving female Premier in Canadian history and the only woman in Canada ever …

Bruce Sellery

Keynote Announcement: 2024 DC Plan Experience Forum

This year’s DC Plan Experience Forum will convene Canada’s leading DC pension decision-makers to discuss the myriad ways the DC space is shifting to improve outcomes for plan members. The theme, DC Evolution – Adapting for the Future, will focus on the shifting needs of plan members and the solutions plan sponsors are adopting to improve their experience. The agenda …

Jennifer Weeks

Using AI to improve outcomes for plan members 

The stunning rise of AI over the past year has touched just about every sector of the global economy so it’s no surprise that DC plan sponsors are also seeking ways to leverage this technology in their own plans. Jennifer Weeks, vice-president of strategy with BEworks is a leading researcher who is looking at the link between behavioural science and …

Andrew Lo

Andrew Lo on AI, Asset Owners and the Future of Investing

As one of the most innovative and thoughtful finance academics working today, Andrew Lo has spent his career encouraging investors to take an adaptive and forward-thinking approach to financial markets. Which is why we are so pleased to have Andrew speaking at the CLC’s inaugural DB New Ideas Forum being held on February 22, 2024, at Toronto’s Shangri-La Hotel. In …

Pierre Pettigrew

Pierre Pettigrew Joins CLC at the DB New Ideas Forum 

The inaugural DB New Ideas Forum will be held on February 22, 2024, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto. As part of the agenda, we are pleased to announce that Pierre Pettigrew, former minister of Foreign Affairs and minister of International Trade, will be joining us as opening keynote.  Mr. Pettigrew is presently chair of the board of the Asia …

CLC

Communicating with your board – our top takeaways

Communicating investment recommendations to board members ranks among the top challenges facing pension decision makers today, especially when those members are lay trustees. Our Congressional Huddle at the 2023 International Best Practices Forum brought pension decision makers together to work through a case study where they were asked to address a panel of trustees, both lay and expert, and make …

CLC

Alpha will only get harder to generate (and other findings)

This year’s International Best Practices Forum which took place in Victoria, BC, from October 11-13, 2023, brought together an exceptional group of leaders from across the Canadian pension industry. The two-day agenda sparked conversations about the foundational changes taking hold in the asset management space as investors grapple with geopolitical divisions, rising interest rates, and the growing impact of the …

Justin Lord

Keynote Announcement: 2024 DB New Ideas Forum

The Canadian Leadership Congress will be hosting our 2024 DB Pension New Ideas Forum on February 22 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto. This event will convene DB pension decision-makers, asset managers and experts to discuss emerging investment trends and new paradigms for traditional portfolio management approaches. We are pleased to announce our first keynote speaker Justin Lord, Senior Managing …

Drew McFadzean

HOOPP’s Drew McFadzean on AI and Investing

The Canadian Leadership Congress was founded to provide Canadian pension leaders with a forum for learning from one other – the International Best Practices Forum, being held from October 11-13 in Victoria, BC, is no exception. One of the topics on this year’s agenda is AI and Asset Management, The End of the World as We Know It. Moderating this …