In these times of volatile financial and capital markets, the importance of efficiently and properly modeling the future is paramount to survival. The financial industry landscape and products are increasingly competitive and complex. It is, therefore, no surprise that superior investment, stochastic modeling and risk management capabilities are more than ever being viewed as critical sources of competitive advantage. What are the latest developments in stochastic modeling in such areas as retirement risk, asset valuation and non-financial risk? What’s next in the sub-prime world? How will IFRS affect investments? What is the latest trend in Liability Driven Investing?

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ Committee on Investment Practice is proud to invite you to the 2008 Stochastic Modeling Symposium and Investment Seminar. The seminar and symposium will be held concurrently and will provide a great opportunity for all participants to be exposed to a wide variety of timely and interesting investment and stochastic modeling topics presented by well known experts.

Receptions have been planned for the Sunday and Monday evenings, which will provide plenty of time for networking, socializing and catching up with friends.

I encourage you to review the preliminary program and register now. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.