Public and Private equity markets are going through various changes providing new challenges and opportunities for investors and businesses.
Join us for an afternoon panel presentation with Forstrong Global's Tyler Mordy, CFA and BCI's Aaron Papps as they discuss themes such as:
- The search for higher returns in a low interest rate environment
- The shift in capital formation away from public markets to private markets
- The impact of passive investing on public equity markets
- The rise of decacorns and firms pursuing later stage IPO's
- The intensifying competitive environment in private equity and its impact on valuations and returns.
TYLER MORDY, CFA
President & CIO - Forstrong Global
Tyler leads the firm's business strategy and oversees a multi-disciplinary investment team committed to extensive macro research and analysis. Encouraging a global perspective allows the team to identify investment themes and trends that create distinct investment strategies.
Prior to joining Forstrong in 2003, Tyler gained international experience at Deutsche Asset Management in London, UK. Tyler is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (Mathematics and English Literature) and a CFA® charterholder.
In his spare time, Tyler has a wide range of interests — from reading literary classics to long-range climbing expeditions. Although a self-confessed urbanite, Tyler is seldom happier than hiking the mountains of his Canadian home province, British Columbia.
AARON PAPPS, CFA
Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity - British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI)
Aaron Papps is a Senior Portfolio Manager within the Private Equity Group of BCI, focused on the Industrials and Energy sectors. With $153.4 billion of managed assets as of March 31, 2019, BCI is one of Canada's largest institutional investors within the global capital markets.
Prior to joining BCI in 2017, Aaron accumulated 15 years of investment banking experience at global investment banks, advising on over $50 billion of M&A transactions and a wide variety of financing and capital markets transactions. From 2011-2017, Aaron was Managing Director, Head of Canadian Energy Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley. Prior to that, Aaron worked for 10 years at Merrill Lynch as an investment banker advising oil and gas, power and fertilizer companies based in western Canada.
Aaron holds the CFA designation (2003) and was called to the New York State Bar in 2001. Aaron graduated from the Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Law School at York University (MBA/LLB) in 2000 and from the University of Ottawa (Bachelor of Administration) in 1996.