Agenda - Day 2

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7:30 am

7:30 am

NETWORKING BREAKFAST: BUILD COMMUNITY CONTACTS

  • Start your day off right and connect with institutional investment leaders.
  • Get to know your industry peers and colleagues over a delicious breakfast.
  • Source practical tips, discuss best practices and prepare for the day ahead.

8:45 am

8:45 am

Opening comments from your host

  • Gain insight into today’s sessions so you can get the most out of your conference experience.

9:00 am

9:00 am

KEYNOTE

Overcome Competing Tensions of Competing Objectives between your Financial Team, Investor Committee or Charitable Objectives

To achieve best overall outcomes, the components of your organization need to communicate and appreciate differing objectives – whether it’s the financial team, investor committee or charitable objectives. Apply thought leadership that helps you establish more aligned, structural goals. Master the success factors to:

  • Develop processes which embed collectively aligned outcomes
  • Appreciate internal stakeholders’ competing and differing objectives
  • Implement metrics which effectively measure organizational change

Align your internal strategies to achieve common goals.

9:45 am

9:45 am

PANEL SESSION

Attract, Retain and Train Talent in a World of Cost Pressure Challenges

Organizations are adapting to the new post-Covid world of hybrid working. A changing workforce of new career expectations relentlessly drives its own pressures. Adapt your business to this new workforce environment to deliver improved bottom line performance and improved employee wellbeing. Take away specific solutions to:

  • Harness existing transferable skills and competencies
  • Utilize cost effective or minimal training programmes
  • Adapt to demographic changes with new recruitment solutions

Apply new skills and strategies to overcome increasing cost pressures.

10:30 am

10:30 am

ROUNDTABLES->DISCOVER THOUGHT-PROVOKING IDEAS

Take a deep dive down the innovation rabbit hole in one of our roundtable discussions. Share common challenges and best practices with your institutional investment peers on a topic of your choosing:

  1. Investor Compliance: Assess the new disbursement quotas
  2. Economic Outlook: Survey the challenges ahead
  3. Impact Investing: Review the extent of new investor trends
  4. Asset Allocation: Stress test your investment portfolio
  5. Wealth Preservation: Inflation proof your investments
  6. New Net Zero Goals: Turn challenges into investment opportunities

10:30 am

10:30 am

INDUSTRY EXPERT

Test your Risk Tolerance and Liquidity Preferences

The challenge for investors is the uncertainty caused by multiple factors: geopolitical, economic and market uncertainties. When putting a plan in place, your organization will need a mission-driven approach to develop an effective, long-term asset allocation strategy to manage endowment assets. Master the success factors to:

  • Strike a balance between risk and prudence
  • Evaluate the three-step process: insufficient long-term growth, drawdown in market value and illiquidity
  • Balance tactical and strategic goals

Bolster your risk tolerance to create steady returns and new financial success.

11:00 am

11:00 am

EXHIBITOR LOUNGE: VISIT BOOTHS & SOURCE EXPERTISE

  • Explore the latest financial performance strategies with our industry leading sponsors.
  • Share your challenges with the biggest innovators in the business.
  • Schedule one-to-one private meetings for personalized advice.

11:30 am

11:30 am

TRACK 1

CASE STUDY

Position your Portfolio and Operations for Climate Change

Many endowments will be re-orientating their mandates, actions and operations towards carbon neutral goals. This long-term process requires incremental changes, new practices and new decision making. Develop a blueprint to:

  • Achieve carbon neutral operations
  • Invest in climate transition
  • Create collaborative engagements
  • Improve data access and develop appropriate methodologies

Transition your portfolio to address climate change and achieve a social return on investment.

11:30 am

11:30 am

TRACK 2

CASE STUDY

Measuring success: business development through extraordinary times

Growing your business during and after the pandemic has been challenging and critical. Organisations are adapting with innovative models and managing unexpected outcomes. This session guides your through these disruptive time with key takeaways

  • Developing objectives which deliver growth, manage change and align with mandates
  • Managing the growing incomes, providing new opportunities
  • Practical advice – for sharing expertise and benchmarking

Steering a course through uncertain times

12:00 pm

12:00 pm

TRACK 1

INDUSTRY EXPERT

Invest in Green Bond as you drive towards Net Zero Investments

More organizations are assessing the four Green Bond (GBP) principles, and these promote the role that markets can play in financing progress towards environmental and social sustainability. As an investor, youkan plays your part with decisions that achieve environmental sustainability. Source your plan of action to:

  • Establish the four core components for alignment with the GBP
  • Follow the Green Bond process for project evaluation and selection
  • Align GBP with your own mandate to drive your journey to net zero

Adopt new principles to encourage environmentally sustainable growth and increase your long-term returns.

12:00 pm

12:00 pm

TRACK 2

INDUSTRY EXPERT

Successfully embed ESG into Internal Company Structures: Do your Processes match your Objectives?

The rise of ESG implies more than investments. It also includes your investor relations, finance, human resources, operations, supply chain, communications and organizational development. Move from pledge to action, creating an organizational structure that effectively responds to ESG-related opportunities, challenges and risks. Take back to your office strategies to:

  • Create senior-level accountability in your organization’s structure
  • Incentivize ESG into roles and strategies
  • Develop ESG driven operating models to achieve organization-wide benefits

Build a clear governance structure to foster visibility, accountability, and collaboration across your departments.

12:30 pm

12:30 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH: DELVE INTO INDUSTRY CONVERSATIONS

  • Meet interesting speakers and receive advice on the latest industry issues and trends.
  • Expand your network and make connections that last beyond the conference.
  • Enjoy great food and service while engaging with your institutional investment colleagues.

1:30 pm

1:30 pm

EXHIBITOR LOUNGE: VISIT BOOTHS & WIN PRIZES

  • Meet investment industry experts and identify investment strategies.
  • Enter your name for a chance to win exciting prizes.
  • Take advantage of event-specific offers and special content.

1:45 pm

1:45 pm

TRACK 1

PANEL:

Leverage the Balance Sheets to Expand the Impact Investing Toolkit

Some organizations are developing new strategies representing a toolkit that foundations can use to make a greater impact on local and global communities. Transform your organization’s mobilization of new market capital with newly issued bonds booked as liabilities. Walk away with an action plan to:

  • Identify spending strategies
  • Evaluate asset strategies
  • Assess liability strategies

Optimize your foundation’s financial toolkit to advance impact investing.

1:45 pm

1:45 pm

TRACK 2

PANEL

Greenwashing Update

Given the growing interest in these offerings, there are economic incentives for exaggerating the positive attributes of investments. How should governments encourage organizations to change without raising undue challenges? Create a roadmap to:

  • Recognize the inconsistent metrics
  • Compare the social or environmental returns on “business as usual” investments
  • Overcome the lack of capacity and lack of intermediaries

Enhance how you assess your company’s financial success to improve transparency while adapting to social and economic incentives.

2:15 pm

2:15 pm

TRACK 1

INDUSTRY EXPERT

Returns in Real Estate: A Glimpse into Development-based Investment

Achieve stable returns for your organization with a private REIT. Public market volatility can increase risk exposure from public REITs. Protect your capital with income stability.  Source practical tips to:

  • Advance your diversification strategy
  • Reduce the impact that market volatility has on your portfolio
  • Improve the transparency of your private REIT investments
  • Reduce capital volatility fluctuations to meet your target returns

Reduce capital volatility fluctuations to ensure stability and meet your target returns.

2:15 pm

2:15 pm

TRACK 2

INDUSTRY EXPERT

Investment in Energy Stock and Renewable Projects: Pick your Winner

Green energy is a popular investment as more and more people realize the impact of increased carbon on the climate. But with so many renewable energy investments for you to choose from as an investor, this sector can quickly become overwhelming. Master the success factors to:

  • Leverage how to invest in renewable energy
  • Use alternative energy mutual funds

Transform your renewable energy-related investment strategy to drive financial and environmentally sustainable results.

2:45 pm

2:45 pm

TRACK 1

CASE STUDY

Use Social Impact Bonds to Achieve Policy Objectives and Financial Performance

Organizations turning to social impact bonds can offer better social outcomes in certain areas and pass on part of the savings achieved to investors. Examine a three-year programme delivered in Manitoba that offered a social service organization $2.25 million once program outcomes were met. In a case study, discover social impact bonds’ use and development and assess their value for your organization. Take away specific solutions to:

  • Address the bond’s impact and returns for your organization
  • Integrate the decision-making process: aligning objectives with your mandates
  • Implement the project and evaluate financial success

Adopt socially responsible investment strategies to complement your mission with steady returns.

2:45 pm

2:45 pm

TRACK 2

CASE STUDY

Hedge fund strategies: Making the most of new Opportune Times

Concerns are growing about the durability of the traditional 60/40 investment split. Now is the time for your organization to building long term resilience and review performance criteria before it’s too late.

  • Adopt best practices to re-evaluate traditional asset allocation
  • Increase exposure to hedge fund opportunities
  • Support risk-return profiles that exploit fixed income securities

Diversify your portfolio through developing your hedge fund strategy to make the best of a volatile market.

3:15 pm

3:15 pm

EXHIBITOR LOUNGE: ATTEND VENDOR DEMOS & CONSULT INDUSTRY EXPERTS

  • Meet with investment managers and consultants.
  • Arrange one on one meetings with leading solution providers to discuss organizational hurdles.
  • Brainstorm solutions and gain new perspectives and ideas.

3:45 pm

3:45 pm

INDUSTRY EXPERT

Creating the Motivation for Investing in Alternative Asset Classes.

Over the last decade organisations have increased their allocations to real assets and alternative investments. The challenge is to continue the motivation and measure the success. Consider your options:

  • Protecting yourself from downside (tail risk) protection.
  • Aligning your decision making with your peers.
  • Taking advantage of “one off” market opportunities.

Maintaining the motivation to continue success.

4:15 pm

4:15 pm

CASE STUDY

Central City Foundation: Towards a New model of Stewardship in pursuit of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation.

Organisations are rethinking their mission related and beyond impact of mission alignment. A deep divide review may be needed to assess the value of the stewarding legacy and understanding origins of your wealth and legacy. A case study takes you critical new evaluation:

  • Reflecting the importance of land back movement as part of your goals exploring approaches to reparations and community investments aligned with your mission
  • Divesting of land as part of investment decision making implications and opportunities
  • Assessing with social & cultural implications and objectives a deeper look at impact

Re-evaluate and re-invigorate your investment objectives.

4:45 pm

4:45 pm

CLOSING KEYNOTE

Challenges Facing Endowments and Foundations

Private pools of assets are playing a greater role in financing markets. Crypto currencies such as Bitcoin are becoming more mainstream. New considerations and new challenges will drive your organization’s approach to decision making. Create a roadmap to:

  • Recognize hedge fund and private debt opportunities focused on specialty finance
  • Exploit the opportunities of venture capital platforms
  • Explore options for accepting and selling cryptocurrencies

Transform challenges into opportunities to create steady returns while managing your risk profile. 

5:15 pm

5:15 pm

Closing Comments from your Host

Review the key solutions and takeaways from the conference. Source a summary of action points to implement in your work.

5:30 pm

5:30 pm

Conference adjourns

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