Private Markets Forum 2023

April 24 - 26, 2023
Omni Hotel Mont-Royal, Montréal QC

Designing Private Market Portfolios in a Changing Economic Regime

Advisory board

Koblavi A. Fiagbedzi 

Portfolio Manager, Head of Real Assets

CBC Pension Plan


Marc Gauthier

University Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer

Concordia University


Christian Hensley

Senior Managing Director, Equities and Credit

Investment Management Corporation of Ontario

Peter Martin Larsen

Senior Managing Director, Private Markets

University Pension Plan Ontario

Natasha Trainor

Assistant Vice President, Pension Investments

NAV Canada


The Event Experience

Participate in peer-to-peer discussions addressing forward-looking topics facing institutional investors

Network with institutional investors and your peers through a series of breaks and roundtable exchange discussions

Hear from a vast array of industry experts through interactive discussions

Extend connections at the off-site reception and dinner

Interact with speakers and make connections through use of an event app

Ways to Participate

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Complimentary passes available for qualified institutional investors

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Koblavi A. Fiagbedzi 

Portfolio Manager, Head of Real Assets

CBC Pension Plan

Koblavi Fiagbedzi joined the CBC Pension Fund in 2018 and is currently Portfolio Manager and Head of Real Assets. The Real Assets portfolio has a target weight of 14.5% of Fund AUM. In his role, Koblavi leads the strategy development, portfolio construction, investment activity, ongoing monitoring, and risk management functions of the portfolio. Real asset investment activities are executed via direct, JV/co-investment, secondary and primary Fund structures on a global basis. In addition, he also provides support to the larger team for private equity and private debt investments.

Koblavi earned his BBA (Honors) from Acadia University and MBA from the University of London. Koblavi is also a CAIA and CFA charter holder. 

Marc Gauthier

CPA, CMA

University Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer

Concordia University

University Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer – Concordia University

Mr. Gauthier is responsible for the oversight of the University’s and its related entities’ financial position, which are segregated through five distinct portfolios; Benefits (Pension Plan, Group Insurance Plans, Supplementary Retirement Plans and Post Retirement/Employment Benefits), Investments (Pension Fund and Foundations), Corporate Risks (Insurance, self-insurance and ERM programs), Capital Budget (Capital investments and Fixed Assets) and Financing. He has been employed by Concordia University for 31 years; his responsibilities have also included such roles as Executive Director, Finance and Business Operations, Director of Finance and Restricted Funds and prior as a senior financial analyst and accountant. Mr. Gauthier obtained his CMA and graduated from Finance and Accounting at Concordia University as well as from Queen’s Executive Program in General Management.

Trésorier et Chef de Placement – Université Concordia

M. Gauthier a comme mandat la surveillance de la situation financière de l’Université et de ses entités affiliées, répartis en cinq portefeuilles distincts; avantages sociaux (régime de retraite, régimes d’assurances collectives, régimes de retraite supplémentaires et avantages post-retraite/emploi), placements (caisse de retraite et ces fondations), risques corporatifs (programme d’assurance, auto-assurance et GRE), budget des immobilisations (investissements en capitaux et immobilisations) et financement. M. Gauthier est employé à l’Université depuis 31 ans; il a occupé des rôles tels que Directeur exécutif, finances et gestion des affaires, Directeur des finances et fonds avec restrictions, analyste senior et comptable. Il a obtenu son CMA et est diplômé en Finance et Comptabilité de l’Université Concordia

Christian Hensley

Senior Managing Director, Equities and Credit

Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

Christian is a Senior Managing Director at the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO), an Ontario public fund manager with over $70 billion in assets under management. Christian oversees IMCO’s private equity, public equity, and global credit portfolios. His focus is to create organizational partnerships and source new opportunities to generate long term value for clients. With deep experience across the investing spectrum, including oversight for active mandates and nurturing shareholder value through relationship investing, Christian was formerly Managing Director and Head of Relationship Investments at CPPIB. Prior to this, he spent 11 years in the private equity and growth capital industry at Charterhouse Group and Planier Capital. Christian began his career in the Investment Banking division of Salomon Brothers in New York City. Christian graduated from the MBA program at Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.

Peter Martin Larsen

Senior Managing Director, Private Markets

University Pension Plan Ontario

Peter Martin Larsen is UPP’s Senior Managing Director, Head of Private Markets, responsible for UPP’s Private Markets portfolio comprising the infrastructure, real estate, private equity, and private debt asset classes. Prior to joining UPP, Peter held senior investor roles at one of Europe’s largest institutional investors, PensionDanmark, and advisory firm and investment banking positions at PwC and Macquarie Capital. Peter has served on the Boards of Directors of multiple large infrastructure companies, and currently sits on the Investment Committee of the Danish Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Investment Fund, a DKK 5bn public-private partnership contributing to the realization of the 17 UN SDGs through investments in developing countries. Peter has Master’s Degrees in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics and the University of Copenhagen.

Natasha Trainor

CFA, MBA

Assistant Vice President, Pension Investments

NAV CANADA

Natasha is the Assistant Vice President, Pension Investments for NAV CANADA where she is responsible for the overall investment strategy for $7 billion in defined benefit pension assets.
Prior to moving to Ottawa, Natasha was the Chief Investment Officer at Provident10, where she was responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of Newfoundland and Labrador’s public service pension plan. Originally from Toronto, Natasha began her financial career in investment management at RBC Asset Management with a focus on equity research and stock picking.
Natasha received her Master of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and her Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering) from Queen’s University. Natasha is a CFA charterholder and a Professional Engineer of Ontario.