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Agenda 2009

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Monday, September 14th
8:00 - 2:00 Pre-conference
Golf Tournament

Sponsored by: National Bank Financial
9:45 - 2:30 Pre-Conference
Wine Tour

Sponsored by: Torys LLP
12:00 Conference Registration Opens
2:45 - 2:55 Plenary Sessions in Hall E
Official Welcome
Pat Bolland, Business News Network
2:55 - 3:35 The Investor's Perspective
James Suglia, KPMG LLP
3:40 - 4:25 Government Intervention in the Credit Markets
Alex Jurshevski, Recovery Partners; John Ross, Rogerscasey
4:25 - 4:45 Networking Break
Sponsored by: Torys
4:45 - 5:30 Institutional Investor Panel
Michael Dubin, Silvercrest Asset Management; Alex Jurshevski, Recovery Partners; John Serrapere, Arrow Insights; Tristram Lett, Integra Capital
5:35 - 6:20 Politics, Policy & Geopolitics – What it Means for Markets
Dr. Philippa Malmgren, Canonbury Group
6:20 - 8:00 Reception in Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by: Antonio Valente
Tuesday, September 15th
7:15 -8:10 Breakfast & Registration Opens
Sponsored by: Houlihan Smith & Company
8:10 - 8:20 Plenary Sessions in Hall E
Opening Remarks
Daryl Ching, Canadian Hedge Watch
8:20 - 9:00 Energy & Commodities:
Political Drivers for the Next Growth Cycle
Robert Johnston, Eurasia Group
9:05 - 10:00 Investing in the New World – What has Changed
Dr. Philippa Malmgren, Canonbury Group
10:00 - 10:20 Networking Break
Sponsored by: Felcom Data Services
10:20 - 11:00 The New Regulatory Landscape: Canada and the US
Karl D'Cunha, Houlihan Smith & Company; Tom Hockin, Expert Panel on Securities Regulation; Jennifer Han, Managed Funds Association; James Loewen, KPMG
11:00 - 12:15 Fund Manager Showcase 1
Hall B
Sponsored by: National Bank Financial
Acorn Global Investments - SRE Securities - Lightwater Partners
Artemis Investment Management - Quantum Global Financial Group
Northern Rivers Capital Management Inc. - JCClark
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch
Sponsored by: World Gold Council
1:00 - 1:45 Luncheon Session: Investing in Gold
Natalie Dempster, World Gold Council
1:50 - 2:35 Concurrent Sessions
HALL A HALL B HALL E
ETF Trends and Strategies
Som Seif, Claymore Investments Inc
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Islamic Finance
Alka Banerjee, Standard & Poor's; Matthias Knab, Opalesque; Rehan Huda, Amana Canada Holdings; Walied Soliman, Ogilvy Renault
Registration Reform is Coming…Are you Ready?
Part 1 Part 2
Martin Guest, Torys; Ron Kosonic, Borden Ladner Gervais; Brian Prill, Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada
2:40 - 3:25 The Chrysalis Period - Positioning for Recovery
Ingrid Pierce, Walkers
Due Diligence
Tim Baron, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg; Lori Barton, Castle Hall Alternatives; Rene Levesque, Mountjoy Capital; Gary Ostoich, AIMA
Private Equity: Market Trends
Scott Lennon, Walkers; Graham McBride, VG Partners; Rick Nathan, Kensington Capital; Stuart Waugh, TD Capital
3:25 - 3:45 Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
3:45 - 5:00 Fund Manager Showcase 2
Hall B
Sponsored by: CIBC World Markets
Vision Capital Corporation - Summerwood - RCM Partners
Auspice Capital Advisors Ltd. - VG Partners - Periscope Capital
Hesperian Capital Management
5:00 - 5:45 Concurrent Sessions
HALL A HALL B HALL E
Accounting and Tax Developments and Why You Should Care
Peter Hayes, KPMG LLP
Is Leverage Dead? A Look at Prime Brokerage Lending
Jon Aikman, J.S.Aikman; Steve Banquier, CIBC World Markets; Bryn Joynt, Silvercreek Management Inc.; Mike Newallo, National Bank Financial
Real Estate and Your Portfolio
Dominic Mazzone, Regent Global Funds; Frank Mayer, Vision Capital; Tim Westlake, W Corporation
5:45 - 7:15 Arabian Nights Reception
Sponsored by: KPMG LLP
Wednesday, September 16
7:15 - 8:10 Breakfast & Registration Opens
Sponsored by: Standard & Poor's
8:10 - 8:15 Plenary Sessions in Hall E
Opening Remarks
Pat Bolland, Business News Network
8:20 - 9:05 Recovery: Are We There Yet?
Douglas Porter, BMO Capital Markets
9:10 - 9:55 Concurrent Sessions


HALL B HALL E
Valuing Your Firm
Karl D'Cunha, Houlihan Smith & Company
Opportunities in the Credit Markets
Tim Cunningham, Touchstone Group, LLC; Mike Ford, ChapelGate Asset Management; Jason Rosiak, Pacific Asset Management
9:55 - 10:10 Networking Break
Sponsored by: CIBC World Markets
10:10 - 10:55 Concurrent Sessions
HALL B HALL E
Emerging Markets
Matthias Knab, Opalesque; David Muller, The Rohatyn Group; John Rekenthaler, Morningstar, Inc.; Claude Robillard, Artemis Investment Management
Commodity Trading Strategies
Roland Austrup, Integrated Managed Futures; Tim Pickering, Auspice Capital Advisors; Jason Russell, Acorn Global Investments
11:00 - 12:15 Fund Manager Showcase 3
Hall B
Sponsored by: National Bank Financial
Greenrock Asset Management Ltd. - Polar Securities - Aquilon Power
Quadrexx Asset Management - Silvercreek Management Inc.
ChapelGate Asset Management - Bluenose Capital Ltd.
12:15 Closing Remarks
Daryl Ching, Canadian Hedge Watch
Disclaimers:
*Please note that, while every effort will be made to present the program as advertised, speakers, topics and timing are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.
*Canadian Hedge Watch Inc. (CHW) is pleased to provide the Fund Manager Showcase segment of the Summit for industry gathering. CHW’s role is simply as a conference medium for hedge funds and alternative investments. CHW does not provide advice or investment recommendations and our facilitation of the Fund Manager Showcase segments of the Summit should not be misconstrued as a recommendation from CHW regarding investing specifically in any of the funds showcased.