Agenda

Thursday, June 9, 2022

12:30 PM - | Registration Opens


1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | The Great Debate: Bearish vs. Bullish

Our experience thought leaders will offer their unique perspectives on where the private equity market is headed and discuss the emerging trends, threats and opportunities informing their position.

Moderator: Teresa Troy, CEO, Placemore Capital Inc.

Speakers:
Brett House, Principal, Tesseract Advisors and former Vice-President and Deputy Chief Economist at Scotiabank
Makanza Pae, Economist, Statistics Canada 


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | State of the Union: The Future of Canadian Private Equity

Hear from our pension fund executives as they discuss fundraising and exit activity, investment preferences, threats to growth, and approaches to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors, as well as, what they have learned from the pandemic and what does it mean for investment and portfolio construction as they head into 2022?

Moderator: Andrew Willis, Business Columnist, Report on Business, The Globe and Mail

Speakers:
John Ruffolo, Founder & Managing Partner, Maverix Private Equity
Anastasia Elia, Senior Principal, Private Equity, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario


3:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Afternoon Networking Break


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM | GP-led secondaries are revolutionizing the private equity model

Private equity managers are increasingly using GP-led secondaries to manage their portfolios and offer new liquidity options. They enable managers to take a longer term view on a company and in many cases substitute assets being sold from one GP to the next. Given the complex nature of these transactions, investors who are able to navigate the nuances will be best positioned to generate alpha. We explore the benefits and how to best capitalize on these transactions.

Speaker: Christiaan van der Kam, Head of Secondary Investments Private Equity, Schroders Capital

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Finding Wins In Emerging Industries and Markets

As institutional investors revisit their long-term allocation plans, which industries and markets present the most reward? Risk? And, how are private equity leaders putting capital in these markets while navigating an increasingly competitive landscape?

Moderator: Charles Quintal, President, Retirement Committee, Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops

Speakers:
Mark Shulgan, Managing Director & Head of Growth Equity, OMERS Growth Equity
Rabah Sadruddin, Portfolio Manager, Private Funds & Asset Management, AIMCo
Tanzeen Syed, Managing Director, General Atlantic Service Company, L.P.
Jessica Delfino, Principal, Altas Partners


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM | Networking Cocktail Reception