CIM PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

September  1, 2014



June 21, 2012 from 5:00-7:00 pm


Fields Institute,
222 College Street, Toronto

The MMF program and AIMA Canada are proud to present a panel discussion and networking event on the Canadian hedge fund industry.

Professionals from prominent hedge fund management companies, service providers (e.g., prime brokers) and allocators (such as pension plans) will be participating and attending.

Topic: What graduates need to know about the Canadian hedge fund industry to succeed - as told by industry insiders.

Overview

This event will educate and enlighten students and graduates about the Canadian hedge fund industry and how they might find a place in it. Organised by AIMA Canada’s Education and Research Committee, which supports a greater understanding of alternative investments in general and Canadian hedge funds and derivatives markets in particular, this session will include participants from some of the most successful (and largest) hedge funds in Canada and aims to show attendees how these pools of capital operate in the markets and how those attending might, perhaps, find employment with such funds—if not at least a greater understanding of their key characteristics.

Times to be confirmed

4:30 pm Registration
5:00- 6:00 pm Panel discussion
6:00 - 7:00 pm Reception and networking

Topics to be discussed will include:
  • Background on the Canadian hedge fund industry
  • Curriculum vitae of the funds presenting (their strategy, AUM, particular edge and sector focus, if any) as well as their key personnel (academic and experience credentials, team composition, tenure as manager and performance record)
  • Elaboration on opportunities and challenges in the Canadian financial markets (or for Canadian resident managers active in Canadian and/or global securities markets).
  • Discussion of prerequisites needed to enter the industry and do well (e.g., fields of study or majors, particular skills and aptitudes, work experience) as well as the path the participants followed to their current position.

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