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.

Dr. Philippa Malmgren

Dr. Philippa Malmgren is the President and Founder of Principalis Asset Management, based in London. Principalis engages in original research regarding risks to the market that are not easily quantified, namely politics, policy and geopolitics. Based on these insights, Principalis recommends specific investment strategies, trades and deals. Dr. Malmgren’s clients include many investment banks, fund managers and hedge funds as well as Sovereign Wealth Funds, pension funds, corporations and family offices. READ MORE


Lawrence McDonald

At the height of the 2008 financial crisis, Mr. Lawrence McDonald wrote a book on the fall of Lehman Brothers, A Colossal Failure of Common Sense:
The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers. In his book, Larry details his experience working as Vice President at Lehman Brothers and provides a behind-the-scenes look on why one of the most prominent investment banks failed.  READ MORE

Get a first hand look at Lawrence McDonalds' interviews on BNN, Bloomberg TV and CNBC This Week

Companies/Organizations attending WAISC 2012 to-date

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 Exchange Traded Funds

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
Radius Financial Education

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


10+ 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 2012 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 2012.

• 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 Showcases

For more information contact Terry at 416.306.0151 Ext.: 2225