Investment Counsel Association of Canada

Investment Counsel Association of Canada

November 17, 2009 11:58 ET

Rick Hillier Joins CEOs, Regulatory Experts and Economists in Addressing Canada's Investment Managers at Annual ICAC Meeting

Wednesday's Conference Expected to Attract 200 Financial Professionals to Hear What Went Wrong With the Economy And How Canada Should Adapt To A New World Order

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2009) - The Investment Counsel Association of Canada (ICAC), the official voice of the country's money management community, today announced that Rick Hillier, the former Chief Of Defence Staff, Canadian Armed Forces is the keynote speaker at its annual meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2009 in Toronto.

"General Hillier headlines an outstanding line-up industry CEOs, economists, as well as current and former regulators who will address Canada's portfolio management community on how Canada needs to adapt to the new global economic and financial order," said ICAC President Katie Walmsley. "This event promises to be action-packed as we discuss what went wrong with the global economy and whether the current economic, political and regulatory solutions that are before us will take Canada in the right direction."

Doug Hyndman, Chair of the Canadian Securities Transition Office - the federal office charged with leading the transition to a single Canadian securities regulator - will also moderate a session on regulatory reform.

The by invitation-only event will be held at The Toronto Board of Trade, 1st Canadian Place, on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 from 8:45 am to 4:30 pm and is expected to attract more than 200 senior-level professionals from investment counsel/portfolio management firms and Canadian pension funds.

Featured Speakers

- Pierre Ouimet, Chief Strategist, UBS Global Asset Management and Christian Broda, Head of International Research, Barclays Capital on "What Went Wrong & Where Are the Canadian & Global Economies Heading" (8:45am - 9:45am)

- Doug Hyndman, Chair and CEO, Canadian Securities Transition Office, David Tittsworth, Executive Director, Investor Advisors Association (US), Anita Anand, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Edward Waitzer, Partner, Stikeman Elliott on "Regulatory Reform - What is Needed and What is Proposed" (10:15-11:15 am)

- Robert Evershed, Principal, Prospectus Associates and Bruce Hartley, Partner, Prospectus Associates on "Ottawa & The New Reality" (11:15am - 12:00pm)

- General Rick Hillier, Former Chief of Defence Staff, Canadian Armed Forces, on "Leadership in Turbulent Times" (1pm - 2:15pm)

- Michael Smedley, CEO, Morgan Meighen & Associates, Andrew Auerbach, Chairman & Director, BMO Harris Investment Management, Jean-Francois Courville, President & CEO, MFC Global Investment Management and Tim McElvaine, President, McElvaine Investment Management Ltd. on "Navigating Businesses to Success" (2:30pm - 3:30 pm)

- Dr. Alan Middleton, Executive Director, Schulich Executive Education Centre and Professor of Marketing, Schulich School of Business, York University on "Issues/Opportunities for Brand Building & Marketing in the Asset Management Industry" (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Media Registration

To register, email with subject line MEDIA PASS and indicate the approximate time of day of your attendance. For conference details log on to: Or, contact Alexandra Stephen, Member Services Coordinator at at 416-504-1118.

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The Investment Counsel Association of Canada represents more than 130 investment counsel firms and portfolio managers in Canada. Established in 1952, ICAC's members manage more than $700 billion of client assets. Member firms are in the business of managing investments for clients in keeping with each client's needs, objectives and risk tolerances.

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