Regina Luncheon: The Rise of Real Assets - How Institutional Investors use Real Assets to Help Deliver on the Pension Promise

March 14, 2019 11:30 AM to 1:15 PMDoubleTree by Hilton, Regina, Saskatchewan
Area of Interest: Investments, Networking Format: In Person

Real assets have become an integral part of the pension investment landscape in Canada. Indeed, Canadian pension plans are widely recognized as leaders in infrastructure and real estate investing by their global peers.

In addition to understanding the underlying risk/return characteristics of infrastructure and real estate investments, combining research, portfolio management and implementation expertise remain key in contributing to investment success.

Join us for the opportunity to learn about key trends impacting real asset investing today including:

• The spectrum of available investment opportunities;

• Managing infrastructure and real estate portfolios in the current market environment;

• Overcoming implementation challenges in infrastructure;

• “Domestic-to-Global” ~ the case for gaining exposure to global real estate; and

• The importance of manager selection.


Darren Spencer      

Darren Spencer is a Client Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investments for Russell Investments. Based in San Diego, Darren is responsible for working with Russell Investments’ asset management clients in North America to develop and implement alternative investment solutions.

Darren joined Russell Investments in January 2011, and until January 2014, was responsible for directing the development and implementation of alternative investment strategies for Russell Investments’ consulting clients in North America.

Prior to joining Russell Investments, Darren worked as a director for Dorchester Capital Advisors since September 2008.

From March 2003 through September 2008, Darren was global head of alternative investments at Aon Investment Consulting in Chicago. In that role he was responsible for the development of Aon’s alternative investment research and consulting platform. He was the primary architect of Aon’s alternative investment research process and primary consultant on alternative investing for Aon’s North American consulting clients.

Prior to relocating to Chicago, Darren was based in Sydney, Australia where he was a co-founder of Aon’s investment consulting practice in Australia.

Darren has extensive global experience in alternative investment manager research as well as the implementation of alternative investments into client portfolios across a broad range of strategies, including: hedge funds, private equity, infrastructure and real estate.

  Registration: 11:30 am, Lunch: 11:45 am, Presentation:  12:15 pm – 1:15 pm  

CE Credit:  This session qualifies for 1 Continuing Education credit for the Insurance Council of Saskatchewan (one credit per hour). 

Luncheon Fees:    

     CPBI Member: $40.00 including GST

     Student Member: $25.00 including GST

     Non-Member: $86.25 including GST 

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