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The marcus evans Canadian Institutional Investment Summit is a unique event which exclusively caters to the Canadian investment marketplace. What makes this affair so distinctive from other marcus evans Summits is the broad range of funds coming together to find a solution to the ever-increasing complex issues surrounding investments. Rather than merely focusing on one type of fund, marcus evans is bringing together the Senior investment executives from the top pension funds, foundations, endowments and family offices in the Canadian market.
Although these are different kinds of funds, executives are facing similar types of revolving issues. With the combination of that and the discussion of relevant topics, they can learn and take away ideas to their respective organizations to create a more constructive and efficient investment space. The focus of this year’s event is on proficient asset allocation with an emphasis on innovative ideas to increase returns in a questionable economy, the benefits of considering infrastructure and how to use alternatives to lower risk.
Taking a look into the Canadian investment landscape, infrastructure has become increasingly more popular; and for good reason. At the 2012 Canadian Institutional Investment Summit, we will take a look at the benefits of considering infrastructure in plan sponsors and why it makes a good match with high return. Infrastructure assets are real assets that give good cash yield to provide steady distributions for pension funds which demand ongoing payment. Pension funds have liabilities that are linked to inflation, and infrastructures have inflation protection which makes a good match. Infrastructure assets are long duration, which makes a match with pension funds where you also have a long duration of liabilities.
As the economic landscape has changed, we are seeing much more exposure and growth in alternative investments. The idea of “strategy” has evolved and expanded. With the evolution of alternative investments, we are seeing a number of sophisticated plans and strategies and with these strategies come multiple forms of risks to consider. Some of these risks include the return risk, volatility, correlation, liquidity and manager risks. Amongst hard economic conditions, low interest rates and volatile markets, Canadians tend to be less aggressive in their investment approach but pay special attention to detail. At the 2012 Canadian Institutional Investment Summit, executives will highlight how to use alternatives at an advantage to lower risk, and look beyond the traditional stocks and bonds.
When differentiating Canada within the investment industry, it is clear to see that the Canadian market is on a steady rise. Although this culture is more conservative and not quite as large as the US market, much of the financial infrastructure proves to be more reliable than most economies. The Toronto Stock Exchange, for example, is the seventh largest in the world by market capitalization. The real estate rebound has put the Canadian real estate market in a comfortable place. This took place because Canada’s banking system remained in good health, unlike in the US which has suffered considerably. According to reports by the World Economic Forum, the Canadian banking system ranks as the worlds soundest banking system for the past three years. With this being said, the Canadian Institutional Investment Summit proves to be one worthwhile and one of a kind.
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Canadian Institutional Investment Summit 2012
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Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.
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