Highlights from our recent conference, Practical Investing with Smart Beta (October 2018)
By all measures, SmartBe Wealth’s inaugural conference held this past October in majestic Lake Louise, Alberta, was a resounding success.
The select group of investment advisors, portfolio managers, academics and CEOs in attendance had a rare opportunity to exchange ideas and explore the past, present and future of quantitative investing with key players who are reshaping the industry.
Day 1 focused on Smart Beta — what it is, why it works and how to apply its concepts to client portfolios. Day 2 explored the impact of technology on financial services. From data science, to digitization, to artificial intelligence, technology is opening new inroads of opportunity in the investment landscape.
Here’s what people had to say:
“…the best Canadian Quant conference!”
“…one heck of an enlightening conference.”
“…looking forward to learning more.”
“I’ve spoken at a large number of conferences over the last five years, and this was easily one of the best.”
— Corey Hoffstein, co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Newfound Research, whose presentation on “How to use Smart Beta and the Smart Beta factors that matter” was one of the highlights of the conference.
We’d like to thank our presenters and everyone who attended. You can view the archived version of the October 2018 conference information below.
Coming up in 2019
Active Smart Beta: The Coming Canadian Disruptor
April 4 – 5, 2019