Inflation has skyrocketed, interest rates are only going up, the stock market is down and the once white-hot real estate is cooling. And yet, the economy is at full employment and consumer spending is on a tear. What should we make of these mixed signals and what are the long-tail implications to growth when it comes to the war in Ukraine, climate change and a restructuring of global supply chains?
Join Canadian Club Toronto on Thursday, September 29 to hear our expert panelists discuss how they’re navigating these times and their insights into what we can expect next. This panel will be moderated by Andrea Mandel-Campbell, Operating Advisor for Vertu Capital and will feature:
**The livestream for virtual guests will begin at approximately 12:40pm ET & a link will be provided closer to the event date.**
Senior Managing Director & Head of Global Private Equity, HOOPP
Lori joined HOOPP in 2022 as the Head of Global Private Equity. In her role, Lori leads the Private Equity team and is responsible for the strategic, operational and investment activities for private capital. She also oversees its global portfolio, which ranges across a variety of industries and asset classes.
Prior to joining HOOPP, Lori spent six years with CPP Investments, most recently as Managing Director, Direct Private Equity, where she led the team responsible for the Consumer/Retail sector. Previously, she spent nearly 11 years in the Private Capital team at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, helping establish their London office and leading their European fund and co-investments and also worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs.
Lori holds a BBA (Honours) from the Schulich School of Business at York University and an MBA from the Columbia Business School.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KingSett Capital Inc.
Jon Love is the founder and CEO of KingSett Capital, a Canadian private equity real estate investment business which creates and co-invests in real estate investment solutions to deliver sustainable premium risk weighted returns.
Founded in 2002, KingSett has raised $15.4 billion of equity for its Growth, Income, Urban, Mortgage, Residential Development and Affordable Housing strategies. KingSett has $17 billion of assets under management in a portfolio of $20 billion.
Jon is a member of the Business Council of Canada and is a member of the Order of Canada.
Jon graduated with an Honours degree in Business Administration from Western University’s Ivey Business School, where he is an Emeritus Advisory Board member and in 2016 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Western University.
Board Chair, AIMCo
Mark Wiseman is a leading investment manager and experienced corporate executive. He was formerly President and CEO of Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. He was Global Head of Active Equities for BlackRock, Inc. and Chairman of BlackRock Alternative Investors, and also served as Chair of the firm’s Global Investment Committee and on its Global Executive Committee.
Previously, Mr. Wiseman was responsible for the private equity fund and co-investment program at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan; was an officer with Harrowston Inc., a publicly traded Canadian merchant bank; and a lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell, practicing in New York and Paris. He also served as a law clerk to Madam Justice Beverley McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Mr. Wiseman was a member of the Advisory Council on Economic Growth, which advised the Canadian Finance Minister on economic policies to achieve long-term sustainable growth.
Mr. Wiseman holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University and a law degree and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Toronto. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at Yale University, where he obtained a Master of Laws. He is a certified member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
He serves on the board of several non-profit organizations, including Alpine Canada, the United Way of Greater Toronto, Sinai Health Services, the Capital Markets Institute and the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Rotman School of Management, the University of Toronto’s graduate business school.
Operating Advisor, Vertu Capital
Andrea is a senior business executive, strategic corporate advisor, and communicator. She brings 25 years of corporate, capital markets, political, policy, and media experience to advise senior leaders and their organizations on key issues, from public markets fundraising, ESG, and corporate reputation to employee engagement and media strategy. She was most recently Senior Vice-President and Practice Lead, Capital Markets, for NATIONAL PR, and launched the Toronto office of New York-based CEO advisory firm, Teneo. A former Vice-President of Corporate Communications for Kinross Gold, Andrea also has a deep background in politics, having served as a senior advisor to a federal cabinet minister and running as a political candidate. She began her career as a business journalist, reporting for the Financial Times of London in Latin America, and as a television anchor for CTV’s Business News Network.
Andrea is a member of the Advisory Board for Crown Realty Partners, a private commercial real estate company, and is an Operating Advisory with Vertu Capital, a Toronto-based private equity firm specializing in Canadian global enterprise software companies. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Centre of Innovation and the Canadian Club of Toronto. She is the author of the best-selling business book, ‘Why Mexicans Don’t Drink Molson: Rescuing Canadian Business from the Suds of Global Obscurity.’