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9th Annual CASLA Conference

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Speaker - Stephen Harper

Women in Securities Finance Session

Delegates

Presentation

Our conference took place on Thursday May 30, 2019. Thank you, to all those who attended.
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8:00 – 9:00 AM

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

8:30 – 8:50 AM – Open Networking

WOMEN IN SECURITIES FINANCE: STATE OF THE UNION – DIVERSITY IN CANADIAN FINANCE
(Windsor Ballroom at the King Edward)

8:00 AM – Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15 AM – Keynote Speaker; Camilla Sutton, MBA, CFA, President & CEO of Women in Capital Markets
8:30 AM – Networking
8:50 AM – End of session

9:00 – 9:15 AM

WELCOME REMARKS & CONFERENCE OPEN

 

9:15 – 10:00 AM

ECONOMIC UPDATE
Benjamin Tal, Managing Director & Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC

 

10:00 – 10:45 AM

PANEL 1: BUY SIDE PERSPECTIVES ON SECURITIES LENDING – OPINIONS FROM CANADIAN ALTERNATIVE FUNDS AND PENSION PLANS
Moderator: Peter Boffo – Managing Director, TD Securities

 

10:45 – 11:05 AM

COFFEE BREAK

 

11:05 – 11:35 AM

PANEL 2: REGULATORY & FUNDING
Moderator: Michael McAuley – Managing Director and Global Head of Product Strategy, BNY Mellon Markets

 

11:35 – 12:15 PM

PANEL 3: REGULATORY & TECHNOLOGY
Moderator: Michael McAuley – Managing Director and Global Head of Product Strategy, BNY Mellon Markets

 

12:15 – 1:45 PM

LUNCH

 

1:45 – 2:05 PM

CANNABIS IN 2019
Tamy Chen – Equity Research Analyst, BMO Capital Markets

 

2:05 – 3:00 PM

PANEL 4: INDUSTRY LEADERS – THE CURRENT & FUTURE STATE OF SECURITIES LENDING
Moderator: Andrew Thornhill – Managing Director, Equity Finance, RBC Capital Markets

 

3:00 – 3:20 PM

COFFEE

 

3:20 – 3:45 PM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Right Honourable Stephen Harper

 

3:45 – 4:15 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH STEPHEN HARPER

 

4:15 – 4:30 PM

CLOSING REMARKS & CONFERENCE CLOSE

 

4:30 – 6:00 PM

RECEPTION

 

*Please note that, while every effort will be made to present the program as advertised, speakers, topics and timing are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.

Right Honourable Stephen Harper

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper led Canada through the world’s most complex geopolitical, economic and security challenges as the country’s 22nd Prime Minister for nearly ten years. During his tenure in the world’s top forums such as the G-7 and G-20, NATO, and the United Nations, Mr. Harper was known for a frank, assertive leadership style defined by principled diplomacy, disciplined economic policy, a strong stance on international peace and security, and passionate defence of freedom and human dignity.

Stephen Harper

Mr. Harper created the modern Conservative Party of Canada, won three successive national elections, and was the longest serving Conservative Prime Minister since Canada’s founding Prime Minister in 1891. Under his watch, Canada emerged from the 2008 economic crisis faster and stronger than its peers. Among his many accomplishments in office, Mr. Harper brought federal taxes to their lowest level in 50 years, balanced the budget while making investments in health care and infrastructure, overhauled the criminal justice system, and expanded Canada’s international trade network tenfold. On the international stage Prime Minister Harper undertook a principled foreign policy working closely with Canada’s G7 and other partners and stood staunchly by besieged allies Israel and Ukraine. An economist by training, Mr. Harper helped shape financial reform frameworks at the G-20 table, implemented a sustainable approach to fiscal stimulus, and led the call for open markets founded pragmatic, growth-oriented economic policy.

Today, Mr. Harper is Chairman and CEO of Harper & Associates, a global strategic advisory firm. He is also the recent author of “Right Here Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption” and a frequent speaker on geo-political trends, populism, and business. Mr. Harper also Chairs the International Democrat Union, the global alliance of conservative political parties, and the Friends of Israel Initiative, a global association of former high-office holders who defend Israel’s right to self-determination, security and democracy.

A Women in Securities Finance session is being held in the Windsor Ballroom, on the lower level in the King Edward Hotel prior to the main CASLA conference start. All CASLA Conference delegates are welcome to attend, Women in Securities Finance: State of the Union – Diversity in Canadian Finance.

8:00 AM – Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15 AM – Keynote address; Camilla Sutton, MBA, CFA, President & CEO of Women in Capital Markets
8:30 AM – Networking
8:50 AM – End of session

Registration is NOT required for this session

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