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Alternative strategies have long been used by hedge funds, but recent regulatory changes allow fund managers to use leverage, short selling and borrowing in the new alternative funds framework. While these new regulations bring benefits to investors, they also pose challenges as more asset managers enter the market. Using inexperienced managers can introduce a new risk to portfolios, so it’s important to get the chemistry right.
Join us on May 14-15, 2019 at our Toronto head office to hear our team of portfolio managers and investment professionals discuss how they fortify portfolios using alternative investments and strategies. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of how our proprietary portfolio construction process can optimize risk/return profiles and why alternatives are important, especially during this later stage in the economic cycle. Seating is limited.  

Location: Picton Mahoney Asset Management Head Office                                                             (33 Yonge Street, Suite 830, Toronto, ON, M5E 1G4)


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Time Session
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.                                  Welcome dinner                                 
Cantina Mercatto
20 Wellington Street East, Toronto

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time Session
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and registration
Picton Mahoney Asset Management Head Office
33 Yonge Street, Suite 830, Toronto, ON, M5E 1G4
9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
David Picton, Portfolio Manager, President
Picton Mahoney Asset Management (PMAM)
9:10 - 10:00 a.m. Late Cycle Roadmap: Why Liquid Alternatives, Why Now?
David Picton
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion: The Art & Science of Portfolio Construction
Peter Brimm, Portfolio Manager, Head of Fundamental Research, PMAM
Dashmeet Singh, Director, Quantitative Research & Risk, PMAM
Moderated by Jeff Bradacs, Portfolio Manager, Canadian Equities, PMAM
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. U.S. Market Outlook
Michael Kimmel, Portfolio Manager, U.S. Equities, PMAM
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Office tour and lunch
Biff's Bistro
4 Front Street East, Toronto
1:30 - 2:30 p. m. Navigating Fixed Income
Phil Mesman, CFA, Head of Fixed Income, PMAM
Sam Acton, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income, PMAM
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. The Next Phase of Portfolio Construction:
Beyond the Endowment Model

Michael White, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Multi-Asset Strategies, PMAM
Neil Simons, Portfolio Manager, Risk Parity, PMAM
3:30 - 3:40 p.m. Closing remarks
David Picton


Please RSVP to Paola Uribe at and please indicate if you have any mobility and dietary needs. Please note that seating is limited.