CNAMer: Winter 2020 Issue


Quarterly reporting from the Canadian Network of Asset Managers


The holiday season is now over and I hope everyone enjoyed the time spent with friends and family, celebrating the traditions that bring richness to your lives.  I expect we are now settled back into our regular routines and gearing up for things to come in 2020.  CNAM is doing the same:

    • We are in the midst of our Membership Drive – if you haven’t already renewed your membership, or perhaps CNAM is new to you and you are deciding to join, CNAM offers member benefits including access to our Asset Management 101 Booklet, Asset Management Competency Framework (release coming soon), discounted conference, workshop, and webinar registrations, and a national network of asset management professionals.
    • Our pinnacle Annual CNAM Conference – join us in St. John’s, NL, May 11 to 14, 2020. The conference theme is “Asset Management: Rock Solid!” Our slate of keynotes, presentations, panel discussions, student symposium, and workshops is taking shape and promises to be another incredible event. – we promise, most of the snow will be gone by then!
    • Webinar Program – starting with the webinar held this month; “Communicating with the Public”, our program promises to showcase some interesting topics and regions. On February 11, 2020, CNAM will host a webinar on Building Your Asset Management Competencies. In April, we will give you a taste of what’s happening in Newfoundland with asset management – a bit of a teaser for the Conference.  Stay tuned for details on CNAM’s website.
    • Virtual Workshops – Book your spot at the two-part virtual workshop offerings on February 13, 2020 (Asset Management Awareness, Session A – Intro to AM and Benefits) and February 20, 2020 (Asset Management Awareness, Session B – How to Get Started). Register here.

Looking forward often follows endings and times of reflection. It is with great sadness that I wish to offer condolences to one of CNAM’s longstanding members, Wally Wells. Wally’s wife of 50 years, Beverly, passed away earlier this month.  CNAM and the broader asset management community extend heartfelt thoughts to Wally and his family as they grieve the loss of Beverly.  I hope that the memories and stories of Beverly will help you keep her in your heart and give you peace as you honour her life.

Finally, I would like to take a moment to thank our wonderful sponsors – CNAM’s activities would not be possible without their generous support. The 2020 Sponsorship Prospectus provides block and à la carte offerings for consideration.  Thank you for helping CNAM advance the asset management mandate in Canada.


Valerie Williams
CNAM Chair