Northland Wealth attended the SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference earlier this year, 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 intellectual leaders, public policy officials, business professionals, and investors from over 42 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 was a great privilege to be invited to SALT as Northland Wealth Management was the only Canadian firm (outside of the Canadian pension funds) to attend this exclusive event. Known within the investment industry as the “Davos of Hedge Funds”, notable participants and speakers have included President Bill Clinton, President Sarkozy, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Nouriel Roubini, David Tepper and many more, as such SALT proved to be an enlightening and informative event.
As a sponsor of The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE), we participated at Canada’s Family Business Symposium. This annual conference is the ultimate gathering of family enterprise in Canada, which consists of 2 ½ 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. Arthur Salzer, CEO, as part of the Symposium Committee, participated in the planning and organization of the event along with providing introductions to workshop presenters, highlighted with a keynote presentation from “The Wealthy Barber” David Chilton.
Representing Northland Wealth, Arthur Salzer, CEO, spoke at the Opal Family Office/Private Wealth Management Forum, held in Newport, R.I. where he led a panel of prominent fixed income and credit managers.
With over 800 participants in attendance, this event explored the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, direct energy, and numerous other asset classes. It also addressed many of the softer issues related to the family office such as tax and regulation, asset protection, and philanthropy.