Experts talk about the credit market crisis

Every fall we hold a half-day conference, Capital Ideas, for the securities industry and interested members of the public. CBC news anchor Ian Hanomansing moderates the panel and handles questions from the audience. Last year we tried to get into the minds of the 21st century investor. We spent the morning with business leaders and investors analysing original research on the challenges facing investors today.

The year before we brought together a group of business leaders and enforcement professionals to discuss securities enforcement – one of the key tools that regulators have to protect Canadian investors.

This year we are bringing to Vancouver a distinguished panel of experts, including the head of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and Doug Hyndman, who leads the transition office for Canada’s proposed national securities regulator. Capital Ideas 2009 will focus on how regulators should respond to the international credit market crisis and its fallout on the broader capital markets.

We picked this year’s topic because we think it is important for everyone in the industry to understand what happened during last year’s credit crunch in order to prevent it from happening again. The panel will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to a range of topics — from how better to manage systemic risk globally and locally, to the challenges of advising today’s conservative, risk-adverse investors.

If you are interested in registering for the conference go to our website. There are a limited number of seats available at a reduced rate of $50.00 for students.

Call Dawn Barden at 604 899-6677 to purchase seats at this reduced rate.