10th Annual CASLA VIRTUAL Conference






Thursday, November 5, 2020

12 pm – 3 pm EST


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The Canadian Securities Lending Association invites you to a special live-streamed virtual event. This complimentary program features leading industry experts discussing the latest opportunities and trends within securities lending in Canada.




Alberto Rodriguez

Director | Repo

TD Securities

Amin Nathoo

Principal Portfolio Manager

Anson Funds

Benjamin Tal

Managing Director Deputy Chief Economist


Brian Tinney

Associate Portfolio Manager

RP Investment Advisors

Jessica Clark Barrow

Executive Vice President and Client Team Lead

Waratah Capital Advisors

John Loynd

Managing Director, Equity Finance | Global Equity Products

BMO Global Markets

Lauren Senno

North America Head of Secured Funding Sales


Mike Fraser

Managing Director, Equity Finance

RBC Capital Markets

Richard Sutherland

Managing Director, Head of North American Equities


Robert Dias

Managing Director, Head of Collateral Management Funding | Global Banking Markets


Sean McNulty

Principal and Co-Founder


Stephen Novo

Executive Director | Prime Services Group – Securities Lending

CIBC Capital Markets

Agenda at a Glance

12pm – 1pm:
Economic Update
CASLA is happy to welcome Benjamin Tal, Managing Director & Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC, to share his thoughts and anecdotes on the current state of the economy.

1pm – 2pm:
Government, Regulation, and Funding Desks – Making it Work
This consortium of financing specialists will compare and contrast the 2008 Financial Crisis versus the 2020 Pandemic while contemplating the role of government and market reaction. The group will also discuss the treatment of equities with respect to NSFR, liquidity metrics, and the regulatory landscape.

2pm – 3pm:
Buy Side Perspectives in a Pandemic
Join us as our panel of experts examine how COVID-19 has impacted the Canadian hedge fund industry, and how it has adapted. What headwinds has the pandemic created for the industry, and what opportunities have opened up? Our panelists will deliberate whether they have seen changes to stock loan as a result of the pandemic, and how they think the industry has had to pivot towards any changes.

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