Industry Involvement & Thought Leadership
Updated: May 2, 2020
Arthur Salzer and Jerry Olynuk attended the SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference earlier this year. The SALT Conference provides a forum which is committed to facilitating balanced discussions and debates on macro-economic trends, geo-political events and alternative investment opportunities within the context of a dynamic global economy. With over 1,800 thought leaders, public policy officials, business professionals, and investors from over 40 countries and 6 continents, the SALT Conference provides an unmatched opportunity for attendees from around the world to connect with global leaders and network with industry peers. Needless to say, it is always a great privilege to be invited to SALT, as Northland Wealth Management was one of the only Canadian firms other than the Canadian pension funds to attend this exclusive event.
Over the course of the program, more than 100 speakers participated in over three dozen panels, speeches, and breakout sessions that addressed critical geopolitical and economic issues. The agenda was designed to provide multiple perspectives on a variety of salient topics. Known within the investment industry as the “Davos of Hedge Funds”, notable participants and speakers this year included Vice-President Joe Biden, Dr. Ben Bernanke, Prime Minister David Cameron, Eric Schmidt (Executive-Chairman of Alphabet) and real estate billionaire Sam Zell. The highlight was Jeff Gundlach’s (aka “The Bond King”) presentation via 3D hologram!
Northland Wealth Management is committed to Canadian families in business and demonstrates this through its sponsorship of not-for-profit associations and participation at such events such as The Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX) Family Business Symposium. This annual conference is the ultimate gathering of family enterprise in Canada, consisting of 3 days of keynote presentations and industry workshops delivered by industry experts. This event provided a unique opportunity to connect and network with more than 300 owners, founders, management executives, academics and advisors of family businesses from across Canada as they meet to learn, share experiences and celebrate their success. Members of Northland Wealth traveled to historic and beautiful Halifax in June to attend this inaugural event.
In June, Arthur Salzer led a panel discussion of prominent alternative private lending managers at the Private Wealth Canada West Forum. Over 100 family offices and advisors attended this inaugural event at the Vancouver Club in British Columbia The agenda covered asset allocation, trust & estate planning, family governance, risk management and asset class specific sessions.