CAASA Annual Conference 2020

High Touch & 100% Virtual

We believe that people attend conferences for many reasons: great panels, lively discussions, meet new & old friends, and in many cases some super food and after-hours bonding. Sadly, only the first reason is delivered by many online conferences and the last two are just not feasible in COVID-land. We designed this and many other large-scale conferences in 2020 and beyond to harness technology to serve our delegates’ needs. With no minimum number of webinars, small group discussions, or 1:1 meetings, all delegates can get what they want without travel or possible harm to their health. We encourage you to take a tour of our platform, which we have used for 5 years – now with video, and get to know this new normal to maximize your conference experience same as you might in real life!

Who Attends?

The CAASA Annual Conference brings together speakers and participants from private and public pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, single and multi-family offices, consulting firms, investment dealers, Canadian and global investment management houses, and affiliated service providers. Panels and break-out sessions will focus on key issues facing investors and managers in Canada and elsewhere including structuring, legal & tax issues, IT and operational areas, and investments – including: hedge funds, CTAs, private equity, private lending, real estate, infrastructure, and crypto-assets/blockchain-related investments.

All content is subject to Chatham House Rule. Prices increase on Oct 1, 2020.

Our 2019 conference delegation included 35%investors, 37% managers and 28% service providers and other industry players. We expect 150 investors, 150 managers, and 75 service providers to attend this edition.

When

  • November 3, 2020
  • 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • November 4, 2020
  • 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • November 5, 2020
  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where

CAASA’s All-in-One Virtual Platform

Keynote Speakers

Speakers

AGENDA

Day 1

  • November 3, 2020
  • 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Day 2

  • November 4, 2020
  • 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Day 3

  • November 5, 2020
  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • November 3, 2020
  • 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Day 1

8:00 am

Tête-à-Tête Session

4 x 15-minute 1:1 meetings

9:00 am

Welcome & Conference Opening

James Burron, CAASA

9:15 am

A Few Remarks about the Curriculum

Ranjan Bhaduri, Bodhi Research Group

9:30 am

Discussion #1: Absolute Return – Innovative Strategies + Portfolio Construction

10:15 am

Short break

10:30 am

Discussion #2: Emerging Managers

11:15 am

Short break

11:30 am

CAASA Chat: Co-investments

12:00 pm

Short break

12:15 pm

Sponsored Table Talks

This session is aimed at providing all event attendees with the ability to join in genuine knowledge exchange and discussion in a small group and informal setting.

1:15 pm

Discussion #3: Conquer Covid – the inside story

1:30 pm

Discussion #4: Infrastructure, PE, VC

2:15 pm

Short break

2:30 pm

Keynote: Race Relations

3:00 pm

Discussion #5: Diversity & Inclusion – Panel

3:30 pm

Tête-à-Tête Meetings

4 x 15-minute 1:1 meetings

4:00 pm

Discussion #6: The Economics of Covid-19

4:30 pm

NowTalk: How to Boost your Immunity in a COVID-19 Environment

Caroline Chow, Happy Health

5:00 pm

Tête-à-Tête Meetings

4 x 15-minute 1:1 meetings

6:00 pm

End of Day 1

  • November 4, 2020
  • 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Day 2

8:00 am

Tête-à-Tête Meetings

9:30 am

Discussion #7: Quantitative Trading Strategies

10:15 am

Short break

10:30 am

Discussion #8: Trading & Investing in COVID-19

11:15 am

Short break

11:30 am

Discussion #9: Insurance Linked Securities

12:00 pm

Short break

12:15 pm

Sponsored Table Talks

This session is aimed at providing all event attendees with the ability to join in genuine knowledge exchange and discussion in a small group and informal setting.

1:15 pm

Discussion #10: Pension fund case studies on peer-to-peer lending & repo

1:45 pm

Short break

2:00 pm

Keynote: Myths in Finance

2:45 pm

Short break

3:00 pm

Discussion #11: Negotiations, Structuring, & Legal Due Diligence

3:45 pm

Short break

4:00 pm

Keynote: Bank of Canada

4:30 pm

Discussion #12: Good Riddance 2020! Ideas for 2021

5:15 pm

A Few Closing Remarks

James Burron, CAASA

5:30 pm

Tête-à-Tête Meetings

2 x 15-minute 1:1 meetings

6:00 pm

End of Day 2

  • November 5, 2020
  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Day 3

8:00 am

Tête-à-Tête Meetings

16 x 15-minute 1:1 meetings

12:00 pm

Short break

12:15 pm

Sponsored Table Talks

This session is aimed at providing all event attendees with the ability to join in genuine knowledge exchange and discussion in a small group and informal setting.

1:15 pm

Tête-à-Tête Meetings

11 x 15-minute 1:1 meetings

4:00 pm

End of Day 3 – Close of Conference

Sponsors

Educational Partner

Association & Media Partners

CAASA Members

Pricing based on membership type.

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Non-Members

Complimentary for Institutional Investors, Single Family Offices, Foundations, Endowments & Sovereign Wealth Funds

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