Newsletter ⮞ September 19, 2023
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. Our key audience poll findings this year: most asset owners think AI holds more benefits than risks, alpha is going to get increasingly difficult to generate in the coming years, and a recession is in the cards over the next six to 12 months. See the full list of polling questions and results below - and follow Canadian Leadership Congress on LinkedIn for photo highlights from the event.
SEIU Healthcare: Making an Impact With Members, post-COVID
Navigating The Great Resignation - The Importance of Retirement Benefits
BEHIND THE SCENES
Rethinking the role of bonds | Marlene Puffer, CLC Advisory Board member
Investing should start with the “why” | Debby Blakey, CEO, HESTA
There’s a lot of growth to come in India | Vikram Desai, President, DSP Group
Net Zero and Canada’s energy industry | Chief Billy Morin
A digital war is brewing between China and the U.S. | Winston Ma, author, Co-Founder, CloudTree Ventures
The global economy is too big | David Suzuki, scientist, environmentalist, broadcaster
The Challenge of Change Forum
Keynote Announcement: Justin Lord, Senior Managing Director, Public Equities at AIMCo
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.
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 a recommendation on a specific investment strategy. In return, our board member panel had a few tips to share that could help them become better communicators to trustees.
Monday Minute Chat Series: Global Credit Opportunities and the New Normal
In our next Monday Minute on November 6, Karl Dasher and David Scudellari will discuss global credit opportunities, including some of the most compelling options available right now — like short duration mispricing, primary and secondary markets, and economies like Latin America and Asia.