Christopher J. Steeves
Secretary, CASLA | Fasken Martineau
Christopher is a tax partner with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Toronto and is the leader of the firm’s tax practice. He provides advice with respect to the special corporate tax requirements of financial services, products and institutions. Christopher regularly advises on the income tax aspects of complex domestic and cross-border financings, and financial instruments including derivatives, securities lending and collective investment funds. He also has expertise with respect to transfer pricing and the successful resolution of disputes with Canadian tax authorities. Christopher’s legal capabilities have been recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Corporate Tax and by Best Lawyers in Canada for Tax Law.
Treasurer, CASLA | KPMG
Peter is an audit partner at KPMG and the national director of their Canadian alternative investments practice. His clients include Canadian, U.S. and international hedge funds, reporting issuer mutual funds and asset managers, and their service providers. Peter re-joined KPMG after spending several years developing and managing alternative investment products with Citigroup Alternative Investments in New York. Prior to this Peter was an audit manager in the alternative investment practice of KPMG in the Cayman Islands. Peter began his career with KPMG in Vancouver where he worked on client engagements in a variety of industries. Peter is actively involved in a variety of regulatory and professional initiatives related to the asset management industry and sits on the Legal and Finance Committee of the Alternative Investment Management Association (Canada Chapter).
Kyle A. Kolasingh
Coordinator, CASLA | RBC Investor Services
Kyle Kolasingh is an Associate Director with RBC I&TS’ Securities Finance program and is responsible for global product development and relationship management of lenders based in North America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Based in Toronto, Kyle works closely with lenders and internal partners in the provision of securities financing products and solutions to the Bank’s clients and prospective beneficial owners. Kyle has over 10 years of experience in the Canadian financial services sector and holds a Bachelor of Administrative Studies with Honours in Finance from York University.