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Fire! Fire! Are Low Volatility Strategies A Crowded Trade? - Presentation at CFA Society Edmonton

Date: November 19, 2014
Location: Westin Hotel, 10135 100 Street NW, Edmonton AB

Speaker: Harry S. Marmer, CFA, Executive Vice President, Partner, Hillsdale Investment Management Inc.

Fire! Fire! Are Low Volatility Strategies A Crowded Trade?

Picture George Costanza screaming “FIRE! FIRE!” and barreling his way out the door knocking over old women and children and you will have a very good visual idea as to what a “crowded trade” means to an investment manager. We play investment detective and assess if low volatility strategies have become crowded by examining:

• What Is A Crowded Trade?
• Signals That The Low Volatility Investing Space Is Crowded
• Crowding in Canadian vs. US Low Volatility Strategies
• How To Avoid A Crowd

Harry Marmer, BBA, MBA, CFA, Executive Vice President, Partner. Prior to joining Hillsdale, Mr. Marmer led the Canadian institutional business of Franklin Templeton Investments, as well as the institutional business at Russell Investment Group. As Principal, he co-led Mercer’s Investment Consulting Practice and prior to that was a Senior Investment Analyst at Sun Life Canada. Mr. Marmer is a frequent conference speaker and has authored more than 48 articles and a book entitled, “Perspectives in Investment Management.” He has served on a number of industry boards and was past President of CFA Society Toronto. Mr. Marmer was awarded the Toronto Society’s Research Award and received the Society’s Volunteer of Distinction Award. He currently volunteers for the CFA Institute and is on the editorial board of The Journal of Investing. Harry joined Hillsdale in February 2008.

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