Tuesday March 19, 2013
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM 

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Students' Union Building,
University of Alberta

Rooms 2-702 and 2-725
Caps Resource Centre 2-100 


NO Cost to attend





Lydia Mohoric 
Event Coordinator
Edmonton CFA Society 



Finance and Risk Management
Career Conference 

CFA Society Edmonton in collaboration with the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (Edmonton chapter) is pleased to present the

Finance and Risk Management Career Conference

to be held on

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


The Finance & Risk Management Career Conference has two objectives:

1.      Financial industry professionals will speak about their industry, their company and different careers in their firm and what qualifications they look for.  These presentations help participants understand the reality of careers in finance and risk management.

2.      Simultaneously 5-10 firms are expected to set up recruitment kiosks to interact with students & recruit potential employees.

Speakers are professionals working in different areas of Finance and Risk Management while participants are students (primarily from University of Alberta, and MacEwan university), recent graduates interested in all areas of Finance and Risk Management but also Economics, Financial Mathematics, Financial Engineering. 

Speakers will present about:

The industry they work in.
Their organization and company structure.
Different career opportunities in their organization relevant to the audience.
What qualifications they look for when recruiting.

This event is expecting participation from approximately 100 students and/or potential candidates who will take advantage of this great opportunity to learn about and also to network with professionals from the largest financial institutions in Alberta

Overview of the conference timetable:

• 10:00: Opening/Registration

10 am to 3pm - RECRUITMENT KIOSKS (CAPS Resource center - Room 2-100) :

 - Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)

 - Freedom 55 Financial

 - Investors Group

• 10:30 to 12:00: Conferences/presentations

Finance presentations (Room 2-702)

10:30 to 11:00      Chris Turchansky,  Managing Director, Investment Management,  ATB                                        Financial

11:00 to 11:30      Matt Evans,  Senior Manager, Investor Relations,  CWB 

11:30 to 12:00      Al Burant,  Associate Partner, Transaction Advisory Services,  Ernst &                                        Young

Risk Management presentations (Room 2-725)

10:30 to 11:00      Kevin Orpana,  Managing Director, Credit Scorecards & Portfolio                                                    Management,  ATB Financial

11:00 to 11:30      Bob Hillman,  Vice President Finance, Insurance Services,  AMA      Insurance

11:30 to 12:00      Thomas Haber,  Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Management,  Epcor


12:00 to 1:30:      Breaks & Networking (CAPS Resource center - Room 2-100)


1:30 to 3:00: Conferences/presentations

Finance presentations (Room: 2-702)

1:30 to 2:00         Eric Pedde,  Portfolio Manager, External Fund Management,  AIMCo

2:00 to 2:30         Aaron Brown,  Plan Board Investment Officer,  APS

2:30 to 3:00         Janie Angus,  Investment Analyst, External Program,  WCB and
                                  Delicia Teo-Carson, Associate Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income at WCB


Risk Management presentations (Room: 2-725)

1:30 to 2:00          Grant Marsden, Director, Risk Management,  AIMCo

2:00 to 2:30          Vincent Blais, Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Services,  Deloitte and
                                     Maxim Atanassov, Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk, Deloitte 

2:30 to 3:00          Paul Tsounis,  Director of Energy Economics, Markets and Forecasting,                                        Government of Alberta

Meeting Venue:   Students' Union Building (SUB), University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB  T6G 2J7 -  Rooms 2-702 and 2-725 + CAPS Resource Centre 2-100.



Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC


Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)


 Freedon 55 Financial

University of ALberta, CAPS

Investors Group

For sponsorship & kiosks contact events@edmontoncfa.ca

Conference Flyer


  • Vincent Blais,  Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Services,  Deloitte
  • Al Burant,  Associate Partner, Transaction Advisory Services,  Ernst & Young
  • Maxim Atanassov,  Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Management,  Deloitte
  • Delicia Teo-Carson,  Associate Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income,  WCB 
  • Chris Turchansky, CFA,  Managing Director, Investment Management, ATB
  • Kevin Orpana, Managing Director, Credit Scorecards & Portfolio Management, ATB
  • Thomas Haber,  Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Management,  Epcor
  • Grant Marsden, Assistant Vice President, Risk Management, AIMCo
  • Eric Pedde, CFA, Portfolio Manager, External Fund Management, AIMCo
  • Thomas Haber, Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Management, Epcor
  • Bob Hillman, Vice President Finance, Insurance Services, AMA
  • Matt Evans, CFA, Senior Manager, Investor Relations, CWB
  • Janie Angus, CFA, Investment Analyst, External Program, WCB



caps       Investors Group Freedom 55