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LESLEY MARKS

Chief investment officer, equities, Mackenzie Investments

STEVE LOCKE

Chief investment officer, fixed income and multi-asset strategies, Mackenzie Investments

“From adversity comes opportunity and more challenging markets force people to become more disciplined investors.”

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Benefits

Michael Banfield

Michael Banfield

Assistant vice-president of retirement platform development, Manulife Investment Management

“It’s time to obsess about customers, think big, get it done together, own it, do the right thing and share your humanity.”

Brady Aarssen

Brady Aarssen

Vice-president of distribution strategy, Canada Life

“Our industry experienced a tipping point around 2015. Since then, the rate of change in product innovation, distribution, technology and adoption has accelerated at an unprecedented speed.”

Éric Trudel

Éric Trudel

Executive vice-president and lead, group insurance, Beneva

“We act to create meaningful change, equip people with tools to prevent and manage anxiety, and develop innovative research programs to understand how we can bring Canadians more peace of mind.”

Andrea Sambati

Andrea Sambati

President and Chief Executive Officer, Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.

“We are actively preparing for a future in which real time data, empowered customers and artificial intelligence will dramatically influence healthcare and accelerate macro innovations.

Michael Roszak

Michael Roszak

Chief Operating Officer, Express Scripts Canada

“As digital health and wellness tools continue to expand, we can have a broader reach and improve patient health outcomes, adherence and safety.”

Jeff Boutillier

Jeff Boutilier

General Manager, Pharmacy, and Chief Clinical Officer, Express Scripts Canada

“More than 30 new rare disease treatments are on the horizon. That’s great from a treatment standpoint, but these treatments come with extremely high prices that will continue to put a lot of pressure on private drug plan spend.”

Investment

Ted Welter

Ted Welter

Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, Alternative Investments, TD Greystone Asset Management

“Investing in private asset classes is complex, and it is imperative that investment managers are aligned with the long-term needs of institutional clients, especially in a dynamic market. It is a strong foundation that I believe will enable us to continue to be relevant to our clients - now and into the future.”

Rob Vanderhooft

Rob Vanderhooft

CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Greystone Managed Investments Inc.

“We believe all organizations regardless of their size, can benefit from integrating equities, bonds, private debt and private real assets within their investment programs.”

Michael Carmen

Michael Carmen

Portfolio Manager and Sector Specialist, Wellington Management

“You can get companies that have been ‘de-risked’… they’ve likely achieved escape velocity. It’s typically not a question of viability. It’s really about determining the magnitude of the opportunity.”

Blaine S. Pho

Blaine S. Pho

Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, Greystone Managed Investments Inc. (Regina)

“We believe fixed income portfolios should add value while also balancing the equity and liquidity risk of the total investment program.”

Stephanie G. Braming

Stephanie G. Braming

Partner, Global Head of Investment Management, William Blair

“An active approach is important to understand how to allocate capital over time, to bridge the white space between sectors, to focus on what's not obvious, and to drive strong client outcomes.”

Regina Chi

Regina Chi

Vice-President and Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Strategies, AGF Investments Inc.

“We invest in companies that earn a rate of return above their cost of capital and that have long-term sustainable competitive advantages. When we look at a stock, we look for a company surrounded by a strong economic moat.”