Institutional Connect West Forum 2024

June 17 - 19, 2024
Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver BC

Gold Sponsors

Aviva Investors

Aviva Investors

Silver Sponsors

BMO Global Asset Management

BMO Global Asset management

Cortland Credit 1

Cortland Credit

CIBC MELLON 1

CIBC Mellon

Fiera Capital 1

Fiera Capital

Mackenzie Investments

Mackenzie Investments

SLC Management 1

SLC Management

Tikehau Capital

Tikehau Capital

Bronze Sponsor

Pictet Asset Management 1

Pictet Asset Management

To discuss your firm’s sponsorship involvement, please inquire
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Aviva Investors is a global asset manager with over £218 bn* of AUM managed in real asset, fixed income, equity, multi-asset and alternative investments in 12 countries. Our clients can benefit not only from our significant local knowledge and experience, but also from the extensive global investment resources at our disposal. Responsibility is incorporated at all levels of our organization: understanding the factors, risks and opportunities in ESG helps us to be better investors and delivering the investment results our clients expect.

The value of an investment is subject to increases and decreases. Investors may not recover the amount originally invested. * Data as at 30 September 2023

Schroders Capital is the private markets investment division of Schroders, one of the world’s leading asset managers. It offers investors a local approach to investing across a broad range of private asset strategies, supported by a global perspective.

Schroders Capital is a business built to provide investors with access to a broad range of private asset investment opportunities, portfolio building blocks and customised private asset strategies. Its team has been operating in private markets for over two decades, focusing on achieving best-in-class, risk-adjusted returns and executing investments through a combination of direct investment capabilities and broader solutions in all private market asset classes, through comingled funds and customised private asset mandates. The team aims to achieve sustainable returns through a rigorous approach and in alignment with a culture characterised by performance, collaboration and integrity.

With over $65 billion* assets under management, Schroders Capital offers a diversified range of investment strategies, including real estate, private equity, secondaries, venture capital, infrastructure, securitized products and asset-based finance, private debt, insurance-linked securities and BlueOrchard (Impact Specialists).

BMO Asset Management is a multi-asset management business in Canada with over $158 billion on behalf of an array of Canadian clients. As a wholly owned subsidiary of BMO Financial Group, BMO AM enjoys the solid backing of a world class financial institution with a strong financial position. The business has a long and successful track record of managing portfolios at various levels, across a wide variety of asset classes and for unique client needs. BMO AM specializes in finding institutional quality solutions for: Foundations, Endowments, Indigenous trusts, Religious orders, Not for profits, Insurance companies, and Pension plans. Dedicated in its commitment to being a responsible investor, the business has a long heritage in responsible investing and is a long-standing member of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI).
The business has a long and successful track record of managing portfolios at various levels, across a wide variety of asset classes and for unique client needs. BMO AM specializes in finding institutional quality solutions for: Foundations, Endowments, Aboriginal trusts, Religious orders, Not for profits, Insurance companies, and Pension plans. Dedicated in its commitment to being a responsible investor, the business has a long heritage in responsible investing and is a long-standing member of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI). 

Cortland Credit is a leading Canadian asset manager focused on short-term private debt. We provide financing solutions to established companies across Canada, the US and Western Europe looking to scale and develop their business.

Our expertise and collective experience in the field allow us to leverage deep origination networks and operate across the spectrum of borrowers, evaluating opportunities on a case-by-case basis. Our conservative underwriting is underpinned by strong collateral support and detailed oversight of our borrower’s operations, giving assurance to ourselves and our investors of the protection of their capital. At Cortland, we focus on senior-secured, floating rate loans that are generally less than 1 year in term, as we believe this asset class offers the best risk-adjusted returns available in private debt markets. The strategy attracts most of its AUM from Canadian institutions that use this strategy for diversification, yield enhancement and duration mitigation.

CIBC Mellon is a Canadian company exclusively focused on the investment servicing needs of Canadian institutional investors and international institutional investors into Canada. As at December 29, 2023, CIBC Mellon had more than C$2.6 trillion of assets under administration on behalf of banks, pension funds, investment funds, corporations, governments, insurance companies, foreign insurance trusts, foundations and global financial institutions whose clients invest in Canada.

Founded in 2015, Equiton is a private equity firm and growing leader in the multi-family residential space. We offer the Canadian institutional marketplace access to investment- grade real estate through our proven, high-performing investment solutions.

We believe that achieving success in private real estate investing requires a multifaceted perspective. Our extensive knowledge of local markets, a fundamentally grounded due diligence and valuation process, and an ongoing commitment to post-acquisition property management are some of the tenets that underpin our approach. Portfolios are constructed with a risk adjusted return profile objective of capital preservation coupled with income and growth potential across markets and economic cycles.

Fiera Capital Corporation is an independent asset management firm with a growing global presence. We deliver customized multi-asset solutions across public and private market asset classes to institutional, financial intermediary and private wealth clients across North America, Europe and key markets in Asia. We strive to be at the forefront of investment-management science and we are passionate about creating sustainable wealth for clients. At Fiera Capital, we recognize that the investment landscape is constantly evolving. Our teams collaborate and seek to draw on the global industry’s most innovative and diverse offerings to craft strategies that meet the needs of every client, anywhere in the world. We have the ambition to extend our reach globally and the determination to provide the best solutions with excellence. As a public company, we seek to adhere to the highest governance and risk management standards and operate with transparency and integrity to create value for our customers and our shareholders over the long term.

SLC Management is a global institutional asset manager of Sun Life that offers institutional investors traditional, alternative and yield-oriented investment solutions across public and private fixed income markets, as well as global real estate equity and debt and infrastructure equity. We help our clients optimize their asset allocation profile and meet their long-term income and capital appreciation objectives by leveraging our insights and deep capabilities in fixed income, alternatives and real assets through four specialty managers: SLC Fixed Income, BentallGreenOak, Crescent Capital Group and InfraRed Capital Partners.

As of March 31, 2023, SLC Management had total assets under management of C$365 billion. For more information, visit www.slcmanagement.com. 

Tikehau Capital is a global alternative asset management group with €39.7 billion of assets under management (at 31 March 2023). Tikehau Capital has developed a wide range of expertise across four asset classes (private debt, real assets, private equity and capital markets strategies) as well as multi-asset and special opportunities strategies. Tikehau Capital is a founder led team with a differentiated business model, a strong balance sheet, proprietary global deal flow and a track record of backing high quality companies and executives. Deeply rooted in the real economy, Tikehau Capital provides bespoke and innovative alternative financing solutions to companies it invests in and seeks to create long-term value for its investors, while generating positive impacts on society. Leveraging its strong equity base (€3.1 billion of shareholders’ equity at 31 December 2022), the firm invests its own capital alongside its investor-clients within each of its strategies. Controlled by its managers alongside leading institutional partners, Tikehau Capital is guided by a strong entrepreneurial spirit and DNA, shared by its 742 employees (at 31 December 2022) across its 14 offices in Europe, Asia and North America. Tikehau Capital is listed in compartment A of the regulated Euronext Paris market (ISIN code: FR0013230612; Ticker: TKO.FP).
For more information, please visit: www.tikehaucapital.com

Pictet Asset Management is part of the Pictet Group, an investment-led services group founded in Geneva in 1805 whose unique partnership structure has provided the stable foundation for our long-term thinking. As an independent, organically grown firm, we offer Canadian institutions and consultants a distinct partner within a crowded marketplace. Our North American presence was established in Montreal in 1974 and we have been managing assets for Canadian institutional clients for over 40 years.

Our purpose is to build responsible partnerships with our clients, colleagues, communities and the companies in which we invest. We want to be the investment partner of choice for our clients. We strive to meet their changing needs by giving them our undivided attention, offering pioneering strategies and excellent client service. At every step of the journey, responsibility is central to our way of thinking.

We are innovators, always seeking new sources of alpha and offering world class strategic solutions in Thematics, Responsible Investing, Emerging Markets and Alternatives, including Private Debt, Private Equity and Real Estate.

For more information, visit assetmanagement.pictet.

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