SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES 

Gregory Smith  President and CEO – InstarAGF

Gregory brings more than 20 years of unparalleled experience in the investment, operation, acquisition and financing of public and private infrastructure, real estate, power, and utility businesses. Prior to founding InstarAGF, Gregory was Managing Partner and head of Brookfield Financial’s Global Infrastructure Advisory Group. He was also the President of Macquarie Capital Funds Canada Ltd. where he was responsible for the establishment, growth and operations of Macquarie's unlisted and listed funds business in Canada along with the active management of Macquarie's Canadian assets owned by offshore funds. Prior to Macquarie, Gregory was Managing Director and Co-Head of RBC Capital Partners - Mezzanine Fund and a Managing Director at Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance. Gregory has acted as a director or observer/advisor to the Board of Directors for several reporting issuers, including 407ETR International, AltaLink Management Ltd. and Leisureworld Senior Care GP Inc. as well as private companies such as Sea-to-Sky Highway Investment Limited Partnership and Erie Shores Wind Farm. Gregory currently sits on the advisory boards of the Canadian Council of Public-Private Partnerships, a national not-for-profit non-partisan organization, Lighthouse Equity Partners, a private equity provider, and Avrio Ventures, an agriculture technology fund. Active in the private equity and venture capital sector since 1994, Gregory previously served for a number of years on the Board of Directors of Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, including as Chair and President. Gregory is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator, and holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen's University.

FUTURE
CONFERENCES

 

 

Alternative Credit and Private Debt Investing for Pension Funds

August 31, 2017                               Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Emerging & Frontier Markets Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

September 14, 2017                         Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Investment Insights & Issues for Dutch Investors

September 21, 2017                         Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam

Annual Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference

October 3, 2017                                 7A Odenplan, Stockholm

Property, Real Assets & Infrastructure Investment Strategies

October 12, 2017                             Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Annual Round up & Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds

November 9, 2017                             Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Annual Northern Investment Conference for Pension Funds

November 16, 2017                           The Met Hotel, Leeds

SPS Spotlight Series: LGPSs in Flux - Investment Issues & Solutions

November 23, 2017                           Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Annual Bond Investment Strategies 

January 9, 2018                              Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

SPS Private Equity (& Debt) Investors' Annual Seminar

January 18, 2018                              Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

February 8, 2018                              Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference

March 8, 2018                            Copenhagen

Local Authority Pension Fund Investment Issues

March 15, 2018                               Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Annual Dutch Pension Fund Investors' Conference

March 22, 2018                              Amsterdam

Investment Governance for Pension Funds Conference

April 12, 2018                                Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

21st Annual DC Pension Investment Developments

April 19, 2018                                Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

ESG & Sustainable Investments for Pension Funds

May 10, 2018                                 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Inaugural Irish Pension Fund Investors' Conference

June 7, 2018                                  Dublin

Infrastructure & Real Asset Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

June 14, 2018                                 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Investment Strategies & Cash Flow Management for Maturing Pension Funds

July 12, 2018                                 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Credit & Private Debt Investing for Pension Funds

August 30, 2018                                Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Alternative & Innovative Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

September 13, 2018                          Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Investment Insights & Issues for Dutch Pension Funds

September 20, 2018                          Amsterdam

Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference

October 2, 2018                              Stockholm

26th Annual Property Investing for Pension Funds

October 11, 2018                              Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds

November 8, 2018                            Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Local Authority Pension Funds' Investment Strategies

November 15, 2018                          Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Investment Conference for Pension Funds

November 22, 2018                          Manchester

OUR CONFERENCES