Speaker Date Topic
Ian Johnson Jan 26, 2022
The importance of tail risk strategies in uncertain investment markets
The importance of tail risk strategies in uncertain investment markets
After the sharp market declines in March 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, the Victoria Foundation's Investment Committee decided to add "tail risk strategies" to its portfolio in order to stabilize returns and ensure there wouldn't be any constraints on distributions during times of need. 
 
Ian will discuss the importance of tail risk strategies which are designed to profit from a pronounced downturn in the market. Last November, led by Ian via Zoom, the committee had the benefit of expertise in this specialized area from the world’s four leading tail risk managers.  Ian will share some of their insights with us and his talk will be particularly informative for everyone who is interested in mitigating the continued market uncertainty with respect to their own personal portfolios.
 

Ian is the Chief Operating Officer of Oak Bay Capital, a boutique investment management firm.  Prior to joining Oak Bay Capital, Ian was the Chief Risk Officer for SAGE Connected Investing, where he led multiple projects related to the launch of the SAGE Proactive Income Equity Fund (the first pooled fund in Canada launched under the Raymond James umbrella).  Before that, Ian was a Portfolio Manager at Sherpa Asset Management, a top-ranked Canadian hedge fund, where he actively managed multiple portfolios for some of Canada’s most sophisticated institutional investors, including the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the Manitoba Teachers’ Society and the Jim Pattison Foundation. In 2012, Sherpa’s flagship Fund, which Ian helped create and co-managed, was nominated as one of three finalists for Morningstar’s Best Opportunistic Hedge Fund award.

He is a graduate of Queen’s University and a CFA charterholder.  He also teaches two investment courses for the Continuing Studies program at the University of Victoria and is a guest lecturer for the 4th year Strategic Investing course at the Richard Ivey School of Business. And he volunteers his time as a member of the Victoria Foundation's Investment Committee.

Susanne Grainger Feb 02, 2022
My Olympic Journey

Susanne Grainger is a 2x Olympian and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold Medalist in the women's eight (rowing). After 18 years of rowing, she retired from the team this past November and has started working full-time for the charity CAN Fund that supports athletes competing for Canada and supported her for 10 year of her 18 year journey. She will be sharing her Olympic journey!

Ian Batey Feb 09, 2022
Police Victim Services of British Columbia (PVSBC)
Police Victim Services of British Columbia (PVSBC)

Police Victim Services of British Columbia (PVSBC) is a non-profit association dedicated to serving the needs of police victim services programs. As the largest police victim services association in Canada, PVSBC provides leadership, support, advocacy and training to professionals working in the field of victim services. We are placing British Columbia at the forefront of victim services.

Police Victim Services of British Columbia:
•  Acts as a resource to police victim services programs
•  Liaises with government ministries on victim’s issues
•  Develops training and resource materials
•  Partners with other organizations involved with crime prevention and victim services.
•  Hosts an annual training symposium
•  Promotes public awareness
•  Publishes, a newsletter PVSBC Quarterly

Osaro (Ossy) Ezomo Feb 16, 2022
Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre (VIRCS)

Details to follow.

Richard Michaels Feb 23, 2022
Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI)

Further details to follow - this is Black History Month.

TBA Mar 02, 2022
TBA Mar 09, 2022
TBA Mar 16, 2022
Classification Talk
Dave and Lorna Mar 23, 2022
Club Assembly- Strategic Plan Engagement
TBA Mar 30, 2022
TBA Apr 06, 2022
TBA Apr 13, 2022
Classification Talk
TBA Apr 20, 2022
Dave and Lorna Apr 27, 2022
Present Harbourside Strategic Plan Update
TBA May 04, 2022
TBA May 11, 2022
Classification Talk
TBA May 18, 2022
TBA May 25, 2022
TBA Jun 01, 2022
TBA Jun 08, 2022
Classification Talk
TBA Jun 15, 2022
TBA Jun 22, 2022
Daves Jun 29, 2022
Change Over Meeting
TBA Jul 06, 2022
Classification Talk
TBA Jul 13, 2022