Annual Canadian Institutional Investor Forum

Join us for an in-person afternoon event and hear from industry leaders from CDPQ, Harvard Management Company, Kepos Capital, Menai Financial Group and more. 


14:00 - 14:10 Opening Remarks
  • Mario Therrien, SBAI Chair, Head of Investment Funds and External Management, CDPQ
13:15 - 13:30 SBAI Overview
  • Thomas Deinet, Executive Director, SBAI

14:20 - 15:20 Panel: Managing 21st Century Risks – An Allocator Perspective

  • Macro environment and capital markets: Are we facing a paradigm shift that transforms alpha generation?
  • Political risks and globalisation: Are we entering a new era?
  • Climate transition: Doing good and making money – how perilous is the path to net zero?
  • Aaron Bennett, CIO, University Pension Plan (UPP)
  • Zoe Cruz, Founder & CEO, Menai Financial Group
  • Maxime Aucoin, Executive VP & Head of Total Portfolio, CDPQ
  • Rossitsa Stoyanova, CIO, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)
  • Mario Therrien, SBAI Chair, Head of Investment Funds & External Management, CDPQ (Moderator)


15:20 - 15:30 Networking Break

15:30 - 16:30 Panel discussion: Transition to Net Zero: Measuring & Reporting Progress

  • How do investors influence emissions in the real economy?
  • What is the role of derivatives and short selling in this?
  • Net zero reporting frameworks – what needs to be disclosed?
  • What are the Greenwashing concerns?
  • Michael Cappucci, MD for Compliance & Sustainable Investing, Harvard Management Company
  • Mark Carhart, CIO, Kepos Capital Bertrand Millot, Head of Sustainability, CDPQ
  • Dr Jean Rogers, Snr MD, Blackstone Alternative Asset Management
  • Thomas Deinet, Executive Director, SBAI (Moderator)


16:30 Reception