Celebrating, Supporting and Expanding Canada’s Hedge Fund Industry

10th Annual Canadian Hedge Fund Awards

2017 CHFA Conference and Gala Dinner

160 Hedge Fund Managers and Industry Experts Joined us

on Tuesday, October 17, 2017
at the Grand Ballroom, One King West Hotel, Toronto

Congratulations to all the 2017 Winners!!

2:00      Conference ( Full Agenda)                                    

Panel One:      Institutional Investors’ Considerations and Intentions                                     about Allocating to Hedge Funds

Moderator:     David Rudd; Chairman, Sigma Analysis & Management


  • Ela Karahasanoglu,      Investment Management Corporation of Ontario
    • Vice President, Investments and Multi-Asset Strategies
  • Christophe L’Ahelec,    Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
    • Senior Principal, Alternative Investments, Capital Markets
  • Marlene Puffer,             HOOPP
    • Chair of the Asset-Liability Management Committee

Networking Break

Panel Two:      The Evolving Investor: Rebalancing Portfolios to Include                               Hedge Funds

Moderator:     Margaret McNee; Senior Partner, McMillan LLP


  • Adam Buzanis,      Prime Quadrant
    • Director of Research
  • Loren Francis,      Highview Financial
    • Principal
  • Dave Paterson,     Westcourt Capital
    • Director, Research & Analytics
  • James Price,         Richardson GMP Private Family Office
    • Director, Capital Markets and Investment Services

Panel Three:    The Opportunities (and Challenges!) of Investing in                                        Hedge Funds

Moderator:     Robert Lemon, Executive Director, Prime Services Group,                                            CIBC Capital Markets


  • Michael Hayhoe,          Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management
    • Senior Investment Advisor & Branch Manager
  • John MacIsaac,             RBC Wealth Management
    • Senior Analyst, Global Manager Research
  • Richard Smith,              CIBC Wood Gundy
    • Portfolio Manager & Wealth Planner
  • Jeremy Tabarrok,          Scotia Wealth Management
    • Portfolio Manager

5:30        Networking Cocktail Reception

7:00        Dinner and Awards Ceremony:

                    Keynote Address:

Hanif Mamdani, Head of Alternative Investments,    RBC Global Asset Management, 


9:00        Celebratory Reception