WAISC is Canada’s premier alternative event when it comes to the scope, depth and breadth of its attendees, be it hedge fund managers, exempt market product providers and dealers, investors, advisors, financiers, service providers or other industry experts.

OUR PAST Speakers

WAISC 2015 - Gregory Coleman, Founder &  		CEO, Coleman Worldwide Advisors
WAISC 2015 - Geoffrey King, Director/Senior  		Advisor, Financial Services Industry, Cisco Canada
WAISC 2015 - Rachel S.L. Minard, Founder  		and Chief Executive Officer, Minard Capital
WAISC 2014 - Robert Gignac, Author: \"Rich  		is a State of Mind\"
WAISC 2014 - George Jones, Co-Founder and Partner,  		IVEST Consumer Partners
WAISC WEST 2012 - Pat Bolland, Veritas Communications  		and Kevin O'Leary, O'Leary Funds
Harry Markopolos, Madoff Whistleblower
Philippa Malmgren, Principalis Asset Management
Lawrence McDonald, Author of \"Lehman Brothers, A Colossal  		Failure of Common Sense\"
Richard Bookstaber, Sr. Advisor United States Securities  		& Exchange Commission
Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group
Daniel Altman, Acclaimed Economics Professor at NYU's  		Stern School of Business
Sebastian Mallaby, Author of \"More Money Than God:  		Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite\"
Peter Hayes, KPMG
Ingrid Pierce, Walkers
Kevin Birkett, Dubai International Financial Centre
WAISC Calgary 2013 - Bill Rice, Chair  		and Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Securities Commission
WAISC Calgary 2013 - James McGovern, Managing  		Director & CEO, Arrow Capital Management Inc.
WAISC Calgary 2013 - Craig Skauge, President  		& Founder, NEMA
WAISC Calgary 2013 - Ron Kosonic, BLG;  		Nadine Wellwood, WealthTerra Capital Management Inc.; Randy Kraft, KPMG
WAISC 2015 - Gregory Coleman, Founder & CEO, Coleman Worldwide Advisors


Radius Financial Education (Radius), a division of CHW Inc., has been producing high level conferences within the financial services sector in Canada for over 14 years. As Canada’s leading producer of conferences within the financial sector, Radius events focus completely on education and networking through an exchange of unbiased ideas and information, allowing our delegates to be leaders in their chosen fields.


Our top-down approach to the agenda enables us to deliver timely, thought-provoking, cutting edge, and sometimes controversial insight in a stimulating manner. We understand the importance of learning from the best. Each conference offers a well balanced speaker composition consisting of insight from authors, educators, economists, regulatory bodies and industry leaders from around the globe.

14+ years of running Canada’s largest alternative conference has enabled us to cultivate relationships with some of the top performing hedge fund managers, exempt market product providers and the Canadian investor community. With over 350+ attendees annually, the quality of WAISC attendance affirms its North American relevance and reputation as the most comprehensive investment forum on the Canadian alternative investment calendar. WAISC 2016 will once again be the largest gathering of alternative investments and their investors in Canada and an event you won’t want to miss.

Who will be there?

This year we will have more asset allocators than ever before and more networking opportunities to provide you with the chance to mix and mingle with your colleagues. This means you will be attending The Event of the Year and you will have the opportunity to meet More Influential Asset Allocators and Top Performing Managers.

Hundreds of professionals have participated in this event, which will be attended by investment officers, managers, administrators, prime brokers, legal teams, marketing teams, systems professionals, and others interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the alternative space in Canada!
We look forward to seeing you at WAISC 2016.

• Hear from renowned international speakers who will address key industry issues
• Get up-to-date news and information on the latest regulatory initiatives and how they will affect alternative investment managers
• Networking opportunities that bring together investors and fund professionals
• Learn about new strategies from established and emerging fund managers through our popular Fund Manager / Exempt Market Product Showcase.

For more information contact us at 416.306.0151

Companies/Organizations who have attended past WAISC events (full list)

Active Power Investments

Agilith Capital Inc.

AICO Group

AIMA Canada

Alitis Investment Counsel Inc

AlphaNorth Asset Mgmt.

ALPS Fund Services

Ara Compliance Support

Argosy Securities

Arrow Capital Management Inc.


Avalon Lake Partners

Axcess Capital Advisors

BlackRock iShares

BMO Capital Markets

BMO Nesbitt Burns

BMO Prime Brokerage Services

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Brant Securities

Brock University

Burgeonvest - Bick Securities Limited

Butterfield Fulcrum

Centurion REIT

CFA University of Toronto

CIBC Mellon

CIBC Securities

City of Toronto Economic Development

CommonWealth Fund Service



CVC Market Point Inc.

Donville Kent asset Mgmt.

Dundee Wealth Corp

Fiera Capital Corporation

First Asset ETFs

Front Shore NV

Fundata Canada

Fundex Investments

Harp Investments

IBS Capital



IFSE Institute

Infinity Global

Inflection Mgmt. Inc.
Interactive Brokers

International Monetary Fund


Investment Executive

Investors Group



Laurentian Bank Securities

Mackie Research Corp

Manulife Securities

Maples and Calder

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

McMillan LLP

Ministry of Economic Development & Innovation

Montreal Exchange

National Bank Financial Markets

PI Financial

Pinnacle Fund Administration


Principalis Asset Mgmt.

Quadrexx Asset Mgmt.


Queensbury Securities

Raintree Financial Solutions

Raymond James

RBC Dominion Securities

RBC Wealth Mgmt.

Ross Smith Asset Mgmt.

Ross Taylor Financial

Scotia McLeod

Security Financial

SGGG Fund Services Inc.

Sprott Asset Mgmt. LP

TD Waterhouse

TMX Group
Tricoastal Capital

University of Toronto

Veritas Communications

Vertex One Asset Mgmt.

Virtual Brokers

Walkers Global

Wintrup Development