hEDGE 2016 Speakers


Peter Miller

Head & Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets

Peter is Head of Equity Capital Markets, Canada. He is responsible for developing equity market solutions for the firm’s corporate clients. Previously, he spent five years with Salomon Smith Barney’s investment bank in London UK, serving corporate clients in the paper and packaging industries throughout Europe. Peter began his investment banking career at Burns Fry in 1994 in M&A and then the Paper and Forest Products Group. He has completed a broad array of transactions in North America and Europe involving equity, M&A, investment grade and high-yield debt, leveraged finance and securitizations. Peter joined BMO Capital Markets in 2003. Peter has an MBA and a Bachelor of Engineering, and is a CFA Charterholder.


Jim Hwang

Head & Managing Director, Portfolio Management, CPP Investment Board

Jim leads the Portfolio Management group in our Total Portfolio Management department.  He and his group are responsible for the daily management of the Investment Portfolio by rebalancing to and targeting desired systematic exposures. Prior to this he managed the Portfolio Engineering team in GCS where he was responsible for the daily production of quantitative investment models, portfolios and related analytics. Before joining CPPIB Jim held various positions managing quantitative portfolios and portfolio management teams at Seekers Advisors HK, Bosera Asset Management Co. in HK  & China, Barclays Global Investors and UBS Brinson Inc. in the US. Jim has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from MIT.  He is also a CFA charter holder.


Shary Mudassair

Head, Canadian Algorithmic Trading, RBC Capital Markets

Shary Mudassir is the head of Canadian Algorithmic Trading at RBC Capital Markets. He leads a team that works with the Canadian Electronic Execution, Program Trading, and Institutional Cash Equities groups. Prior to joining the Algorithmic Trading group, Shary worked with the Quantitative Trading desk focusing on automated trading of CA and US Equities, Commodity ETFs and CME Futures. Shary joined RBC Capital Markets in 2009 through the Global Markets program, where he completed rotations in Energy and Real Estate Investment Banking.


Laurent Ferreira

Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Derivatives and Equities, National Bank Financial

Laurent Ferreira is Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Derivatives and Equities for National Bank of Canada (NBC).  He is a member of NBC’s Financial Markets Management Committee.  Laurent has over 20 years of experience in the Canadian Derivatives Market.  He holds a Bachelor in Economics and a Masters in Finance from Les Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC).  He started his career in derivatives at Bankers Trust in 1996.  Joining National Bank in 1998, Laurent was in part responsible for establishing the Equity Derivatives business unit at the Bank.  He is now responsible for all Sales & Trading of Equities, Commodities, Interest Rate and Foreign Exchange at National Bank of Canada. Throughout his career, Laurent has served on several Boards and is now a Director of Hydro Quebec and Selwyn House School, a Montreal private all-boys school.