2013 Speakers

Mark Wiseman

President and Chief Executive Officer, CPP Investment Board

As of July 2012, Mark Wiseman is the President and Chief Executive Officer at CPPIB.
Joining the CPPIB in June 2005 as the organization’s Senior Vice-President, Private Investments. He was later named Executive Vice-President, Investments, responsible for managing all of the investment activities of the CPP Investment Board – Public Market Investments, Private Investments and Real Estate Investments. Mark holds a BA from Queen’s University and a joint JD and MBA program at the University of Toronto.


He was also a Fulbright Scholar at Yale University, where he obtained a masters degree in law and is a certified member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors. In 2006, Mark was named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. He is a Board member for the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) and serves on the board of several not-for-profit organizations, including the Capital Markets Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and Right to Play International.

Mike Durland

Group Head and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Scotia Global Banking and Markets

Mike Durland joined Scotiabank’s Investment Banking division as a Senior Manager in 1993 and during the past 15 years, Mike has been actively involved in the development, execution and management of Global Capital Markets’ strategy, risk, operations and human capital management. He also represents Global Capital Markets on key internal Bank committees.


As Group Head and Co-CEO, Global Banking and Markets, Mike shares primary responsibility for the overall management of Global Banking and Markets’ operations worldwide.Mike completed a Ph.D. in Finance and Operations Research from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from St. Mary’s University.Mike is a member of the Advisory Board for Queen’s School of Business, the Master of Management Analytics at Queen’s School of Business and the Munk School of Global Affairs at University of Toronto.

Satish Rai

Chief Investment Officer, TD Asset Management

Mr. Satish Chander Rai joined the firm in 1987 and is a Portfolio Manager and Vice Chairman at TD Asset Management, Inc. During his career with the firm, Mr. Rai has been an integral part of the fixed income team within within the portfolio management and research division and has managed a variety of funds, integrating his knowledge of mathematics into his investment approach. He currently oversees all active equity and fixed income portfolio management at the firm. Mr. Rai also manages the bank’s pension plan and is a member of the Chief Investment Officer Council. He is a Vice Chairman at TDAM USA Inc and the Senior Vice President at TDBFG. Mr. Rai graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1986 with a Bachelor of Mathematics degree.

Paul Langill

Chief Operating Officer, TD Securities

Honoured as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Paul Langill, the Chief Operating Officer of TD Securities, and the Senior Vice President of TD Bank Group is responsible for its global governance, operations, technology and operational risk. Paul chairs TD Securities’ Oversight Committee, Operational Risk Committee and Change Management Governance Committee. He is also a member of TD’s Asset/Liability and Capital Committee.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo. While serving on the University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance Advisory Council, he has helped guide the finance program’s development.

Jagdeep Singh Bachher

Executive Vice President, Venture and Innovation, AIMCo

Jagdeep is responsible for leading organizational initiatives that support investment decision-making and investing in venture capital. He holds a BASc in Mechanical Engineering and an MASc and PhD in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo.
Jagdeep is a representative on the Board of Directors of Bloom Energy and serves on the Major Donor Cabinet of the Capital Region United Way.

Michael Gregory

Managing Director, Senior Economist and Head of Canadian Rates Strategy, BMO Capital Markets

Graduating from Concordia University in Montreal and the University of Western Ontario in London, Michael Gregory is a Senior Economist, as well as the Head of Canadian Rates Strategy and a Managing Director of BMO Capital Markets. With two decades of experience in Canadian and U.S. economic and financial markets research, he works closely with capital market traders, sales force and various clients.
Michael also authors the monthly Rates Scenario report that provides clients with the firm’s view on interest rates and foreign exchange rates. Michael also did doctoral studies at Fordham University in New York City. He also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Frank Arnone

Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Frank started off his career by completing his BComm at Queen’s University and later went on to obtain his LLB from the University of Western Ontario and his LLM (Securities) from Osgoode Hall Law School. Frank joined Blakes in 1988 and became a partner a short 8 years later in 1996. His practice has grown to focus on both domestic and Canadian-American M&A and corporate finance transactions. He also provides ongoing advice on securities law and stock exchange compliance to a wide variety of issuer and investment dealer clients. Frank has taught the securities regulation course at the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University and has also been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, PLC Private Equity Handbook and IFLR100: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms.

Jason Menard

Managing Director, M&A CIBC

Joining CIBC World Markets in 2004, Mr. Menard is currently a Director of CIBC World Markets in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group.Mr. Menard has a wide range of experience in a number of M&A advisory assignments including both friendly and hostile situations on a buyside and sellside basis. Mr. Menard’s recent transactions include the C$650 million sale of MAAX Inc., E.I. du Pont’s C$1.5 billion acquisition of DuPont Canada minority, Magna International’s US$1.5 bn spin-off of MI Developments, and the $4.0 billion formation of Bell Globemedia, Quebecor Inc.’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Sun Media. Prior to joining CIBC World Markets in March 2004, Mr. Menard was employed for six years as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in the Mergers and Acquisitions and the Telcom and Media groups in Canada.Mr. Menard holds an HBA and MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.