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Members’ Speakers Series: Investment Characteristics of Private Market Timberland

​ALT Hotel 185 Slater St.​, Ottawa, ON

Start Time: 1/19/2017 8:00 AM
End Time: 1/19/2017 9:15 AM
All Day Event:

Title:  Members’ Speakers Series:  Investment Characteristics of Private Market Timberland
Event Description:
The CFA Society Ottawa Members’ Speaker Series Breakfast provides a venue for Society members to make presentations to and learn from their peers, drawing upon the significant experience and knowledge of our members.  If you would be interested in making a presentation at a future breakfast, please contact
This presentation will provide an in-depth analysis of the investment characteristics of the Private Market Timberland asset class, its possible fit within a Real Asset Mandate, unique investment risks, as well as possible investment strategies should suitable investment opportunities arise.  While noting that this asset class is relatively nascent from an institutional perspective, taking shape only over the last three decades, the investment history offered thus far highlights the asset classes’ risk/return framework, and portfolio diversification properties.  Risk factor resiliency along such themes as business cycle volatility and inflation protection properties is also explored.
Please note that this breakfast is being held at the ALT Hotel (185 Slater St.).
Speaker:  Koblavi A. Fiagbedzi
Koblavi Fiagbedzi is a Senior Investment Analyst on the Private Assets Team at The Canadian Medical Protective Association.   His focus is on transaction and portfolio management support for the $1 billion private equity, infrastructure, and private debt space for Fund, Secondary, Co-Investments, and Direct investments opportunities. 
Koblavi began his career at the Bank of Canada in the International Division where he worked on longer-term economic research themes and forecasting model maintenance.  After joining EDC as an Associate Economist, he focused on current analysis and transactional guidance for political risk insurance, sovereign and project finance loans in key emerging and developed markets.  Later, as a Senior Associate in the International Business Development Group, he was active in many aspects of due diligence and deal sourcing for project finance, corporate debt, political risk, and credit insurance in emerging markets with a sector focus on banking, manufacturing, telecommunications, and infrastructure.  As well, Koblavi developed, articulated, and executed many aspects of EDC’s corporate strategy for the Canadian Resources sector, and several emerging markets.
Koblavi earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Honors from Acadia University and an MBA from the University of London.  Koblavi is a CAIA and CFA charterholder.
Date:  January 19, 2017
Place:  ALT Hotel 185 Slater St.
Time:  8:00am – 9:15am
Price:  $10 Members and $15 Non-Members (includes breakfast)



Roxana Lund 
Program Chair, CFA Society Ottawa ​

Wesley Blight, CFA 
CFA President, CFA Society Ottawa 

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