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Desperately Searching for Alpha - Presentation at the 44th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conf.

44th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Sept 11 – 14, 2011

Date: September 13, 3:45pm-4:45pm

Speaker: Harry Marmer, CFA

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 topics as: – What is alpha? – Why are we desperately searching for alpha? – The magic formula for active investment management – The new efficient frontier