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Desperately Seeking Alpha: A lively discussion on the search for Alpha

Speaker: Harry Marmer, CFA, Executive Vice President, Institutional Investment Services, Hillsdale Investment Management Inc.

Date: Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Location: Metropolitan Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Summary: Expert opinion suggests that we are in a decade of single-digit capital market returns. Clearly, this is also not good news for pension fund health. Such an environment increases the challenge of producing superior performance adjusted for risk. This discussion will critically examine the dilemmas institutional investors face in searching for alpha including such topics as:

• Where not to find alpha
• The magic formula for active management
• The new efficient frontier