– Aug. 26, 2015
– Opal Group’s Family Office and Endowment Investment Forum will take place on September 10 and 11, 2015 at the Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. This premier event will provide an ideal opportunity for representatives from Endowments, Family Offices, #foundations
, Consultants, Equity Managers, Real Estate Managers and Hedge Funds to review the varying landscapes that they invest in. Delegates will discuss different topics with new perspectives including real estate, real assets and commodities. All this is set to happen in an activity filled environment that include panel discussions, peer-to-peer meetings and presentations that are designed to facilitate learning and networking. After engaging in stimulating conversations, delegates will enjoy watching sunsets from the hotel’s top floor in the evenings.
David Drake, Chairman of LDJ Capital, The Soho Loft Media Group and Victoria Global says, “Opal Group organizes fora, conferences and summits to provide valuable learning opportunities for family offices, investment consultants, endowment funds. This is yet another opportunity for these groups to interact and learn.”The Family Office and Endowment Investment Forum agenda will feature a keynote speech that will highlight ‘Allocators’ Experiences’ in identifying opportunities in a market that is challenging. After a keynote speech, a series of panel discussions will follow. Prominent discussion topics will include ‘Alternative Investments Strategies and Styles’, ‘Real Estate Investments’ Future’ and ‘Investing for Change’. A session dubbed ‘Meet-the-Manager Showcase’ is also slated for Day I of the forum. During this session, forum delegates will hear presentations by investment managers on their background, investment strategies, fund performance, and methodology. Presentations will be followed by 5-minute Q&A sessions. Day II of the forum will start with two concurrent sessions that require advance registration namely the ‘Private Breakfast Roundtable’ for family offices and the ‘Endowment and Foundation Workshop’. The sessions will be followed by a presentation on ‘Important Factors for Building a more Humane Canada’. Delegates can expect to engage in discussions around topics such as ‘Direct Private Equity’, ‘Greatness in Giving’, ‘Taxation and Regulation in Canada’, ‘Technology and Cyber Security’ and ‘Philanthropy in Succession Planning in Family Offices’. Networking cocktail parties are scheduled at the end of each day.
There are many other speakers scheduled to speak during the various sessions featured in the forum agenda. They include:
Advisor – The Stollery Charitable Foundation
CEO – New Market Funds
Chief Investment Officer – PenderFund Capital Management
CIO – Asper Foundation
Director – Vancouver Foundation
Executive Director – Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University
Executive Director – Vancouver Friends For Life Society
President – Cooper Family Office
President – ECOTRUST CANADA
President – Palliser Capital Management Ltd. (MFO)
President – Republic Funds
President and CEO – St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation
President and CEO – VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
The Family Office and Endowment Investment Forum is supported by the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), with Durum and Two Degrees as executive sponsors. Its general sponsors are Baceline Investments, PenderFund, Inflection Alternative Assets, Republic and Raptor Rig. Media partners for this event include Hedge Connection, Around Wall Street, LDJ Capital, BarclayHedge, EurekaHedge, PitchBook, Banking1.com, INTEGRIDATA, IAIR, MarketsandMarkets, The Soho Loft Media Group, and Victoria Global.
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