Private Markets Forum 2022

April 25 – 27, 2022
Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa

Structuring Resilient and Responsible
Private Market Portfolios

Institutional Investors are challenged with achieving return objectives in the anticipated rising inflation environment, and aligning their total portfolios with responsible investing mandates. Join leading institutional investors and industry practitioners at Private Markets Forum 2022, taking place at Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, for a vast array of forward-thinking discussions, peer-to-peer networking, and an opportunity to shape the industry in the years to come.

We look forward to seeing you in April!

Featured Speakers

Koblavi A. Fiagbedzi 

MBA, CFA, CAIA

Portfolio Manager,
Real Assets

CBC Pension Plan



Marc Gauthier

CPA, CMA

University Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer

Concordia University



Christian Hensley


Senior Managing Director, Equities and Credit

Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

Josée Mondoux

CFA, CAIA, FMA, FCSI

Chief Investment Officer

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Alison Schneider

MBA, ICD.D

Vice President, Responsible Investment

Alberta Investment Management Corporation

The Venue

Institutional Connect is proud to partner with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, part of Accor Live Limitless, the first international hotel group to make a long-term commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Fairmont Château Laurier

Networking Dinner
Canadian Museum of History
Grand Hall

The Grand Hall, housing one of the world’s largest indoor collections of totem poles, is undoubtedly one of the region’s finest facilities. This unique space offers outstanding views of the Ottawa River and Parliament Hill. We welcome our event attendees to join a cocktail reception and networking dinner at this premier location, on the evening of April 26th.

The Event Experience

Participate in a highly informative forum addressing top-of-mind topics facing institutional investors

Network with your peers and investors through a series of onsite breaks and meals

Hear from a vast array of industry experts through interactive discussions

Extend connections at the off-site reception and dinner, hosted at a premier location

Enjoy the luxurious atmosphere of Ottawa’s most recognized landmark - Fairmont Château Laurier

Experience Ottawa, Canada’s Capital, known for rich culture and a destination of hosting business events

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Our team at Institutional Connect is consistently monitoring the latest public health measures from the government of Ontario. With key public health and health system indicators continuing to improve, Ontario is gradually easing public health and workplace safety measures. As of March 1st 2022, proof of vaccination will not be required upon entry into the event.


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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.

Josée Mondoux

CFA, CAIA, FMA, FCSI

Chief Investment Officer

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Josée Mondoux is Chief Investment Officer for the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), responsible for the oversight of a $6.2 billion Reserve for Claims. She is a member of senior management and a primary resource within the Association for providing investment related tactical support and strategic guidance to members of senior management, the Investment Committee and Council, including asset class selection, asset–liability modelling, financial risk identification and management, portfolio design and implementation, and investment performance monitoring and reporting. She provides strategic leadership and management to the CMPA’s front office, namely the public assets and private assets units, as well as the middle office responsible for the performance and risk functions. Josée is a member of the Pension Fund Investment Committee at the University of Ottawa and holds the CFA, CAIA, FMA and FCSI designations.

Alison Schneider

MBA, ICD.D

Vice President, Responsible Investment

Alberta Investment Management Corporation

Alison Schneider is Vice President, Responsible Investment at AlMCo in Edmonton, Alberta and leads a team of 7 sustainability professionals. She is a recipient of the Canada Clean 50 Award (2020) and it’s Top Project Award (2019) is a co-founder of GRESB Infrastructure (2015) and sits on the GRESB Foundation Board. She sits on committees for ICGN, the G7 ILN and PRI. Alison is a published author, (The New Frontiers of Sovereign Investment 2017), co-authored ICGN’s Guidance on Diversity (2016), ICGN’s Guidance on Fiduciary Duty (2018) and actively contributes to the development of national and global sustainable finance frameworks. Alison is a volunteer instructor for the Canadian Climate Law Initiative, Institute of Corporate Directors and ILN’s Sustainable Infrastructure Fellowship program. She enjoys organizing local International Women’s Day events and is past-president and founder of Edmonton’s professional chapter of Net Impact (2011).