COVID-19: Implications for the Economy and Capital Markets in North America

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Join fellow UTM alumni for a webinar on how the current global health crisis is impacting the economy and capital markets in North America and what that means for all of us.

Monday, April 20, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
LIVE Webinar Only


Presented by

Ed Rieckelman

Ed Rieckelman
President, True North Investors
Adjunct Professor and Finance Executive in Residence, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis for health, the economy and capital markets. In his presentation, Ed will provide an update on the current state of the economy and review the measures governments are taking to mitigate the crisis for individuals and companies in North America. He will also discuss possible three-, six- and twelve-month paths for the economy, as well as how capital markets are reacting to the economic crisis and long-term market implications.

Over the course of his 25-year career as a private equity investor, Ed made investments in over 20 private companies and was a director of nine companies. His private equity investments have resulted in a return on invested capital in excess of three times. He focused on investing in small and medium-sized growth companies, most of which were founder or family-owned.

He retired in January 2013. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor and Finance Executive in Residence in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga where he lectures on capital markets, equity research, M&A, and valuations.

From 2009 to 2012, Ed was Vice President of Alberta Investment Management Corporation’s Private Equity Group. AIMCo’s PE Group had approximately $2-billion under management with investments in both private equity funds and directly in private companies. Prior to joining AIMCo’s Private Equity Group, Ed founded True North Investors, a private equity fund focused on acquiring middle-market companies. From 2004 through 2007, he was a Partner with ONCAP Management Partners, Onex Corporation’s dedicated middle-market investment affiliate. Prior to ONCAP, Ed was a Partner with Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Incorporated, a Minneapolis-based $200-million private equity fund, and he began his career at First Chicago Corporation’s Merchant Bank.

Ed is a graduate of Boston College and holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University

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UTM Alumni Webinar Series

Ed Rieckelman's presentation is the first in a recently launched series of webinars for alumni to address topics relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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