Investments 101 for Co-ops – FREE workshop

     2 Feb 2016      220 - 1650 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC      CHF BC event
Please join us for this free workshop for member co-ops (from 6:30 to 8:00pm) followed by an overview from Encasa over dinner.  Read more

Please join us for this free workshop for member co-ops (from 6:30 to 8:00pm) followed by an overview from Encasa over dinner. Members are welcome to register for this workshop now, part of a series of scheduled workshops that will be held in Vancouver in 2016. Housing co-ops have been limited in their options for the long-term investment of capital reserves by restrictions in their government operating agreements.  With the end of those agreements in sight, it’s time for co-ops to think more strategically about how they invest their reserves and other available funds.Join us to see why a long-term investment plan is key to a sound financial future for your co-op.  We’ll review investing basics, and the elements of a long-term investment strategy for housing co-ops, including: Why co-ops might want to invest their reservesThe different types of investments availableWhy you might consider some investments rather than othersCritical elements of a long-term investment strategyHow to balance risk and returnWhat investment options are available for housing co-ops in today’s marketWorkshop facilitator: Derek Ballantyne, Chief Executive Officer, Encasa Financial Inc.Dinner and Encasa Social Housing Investment Program Overview: 8:00 – 9:00pmEncasa will provide a 30-minute overview and answer your questions while you enjoy dinner!Presenter: Dawn Bowles, Investment Liaison for Encasa Financial Inc. Western Canada