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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 …

Reggie Townsend

Keynote Announcement: SAS’s Reggie Townsend on the Ethics of AI

Keynote Announcement – SAS’s Reggie Townsend on the Ethics of AI As policymakers work to understand and manage the risks of AI, companies in the U.S. are already agreeing to voluntary safeguards to govern the  development and use of this new technology. As that happens, the Canadian Leadership Congress is pleased to announce that Reggie Townsend, Vice President, Data Ethics …

Keynote Announcement: Christopher Sands on Canada/U.S. Relations at the International Best Practices Forum

As the next U.S. presidential election draws closer, policymakers and business leaders will be watching to see which candidate is more likely to win and, importantly, what the implications for Canada will be. To address the state of Canada-U.S. relations, we’ve invited Christopher Sands, Director of the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to speak at the …

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The 60/40 Portfolio is Dead (and other Findings)… Challenge of Change Forum Takeaways

This year’s Challenge of Change Forum, being held in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, brought together an exceptional group of leaders from across the Canadian pension industry. Our theme, Everything Everywhere All at Once, sparked a discussion about the foundational changes taking hold in the asset management space as investors grapple with geopolitical divisions, rising interest rates, and the growing impact …

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Poll: Will interest rates stay higher for the long haul?

Last month. U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers sparked some debate with his assertion that interest rates will remain substantially higher for the long haul, even after inflation has been brought under control. The International Monetary Fund, by contrast, argued that interest rates will revert to the ultra-low levels experienced before the pandemic. To find out where Canadian institutional investors fit …

Angela Rodell

Angela Rodell on Resource Economies and the Energy Transition

The ongoing debate about whether or not to invest in fossil fuels intensified recently as the State of California moved to prohibit the California State Teachers’ Retirement System from making new investments in oil and gas companies. For many asset owners, especially those in energy producing countries like Canada, divestment isn’t always a step in the right direction — in …

Wiseman and Barton Discuss Canada’s Bigger, Bolder Future

The Canadian Leadership Congress team is getting ready for the 5th annual Challenge of Change Forum happening at the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, New Brunswick from May 31 to June 2, 2023. As part of this year’s Forum, we are pleased to feature a conversation with Mark Wiseman, chair of AIMCo’s board of directors, and Dominic Barton, Chair, Rio …