AIMA Webinar Replay: Starting a Hedge Fund in Canada

Published: 08 March 2021

AIMA Webinar: Starting a Hedge Fund in Canada from AIMA on Vimeo.

This video was recorded on March 8, 2021

Canada is home to a talented community of alternative investment managers, distributing to both institutional and retail investor channels and supported by world-class service providers.

Featuring a variety of industry professionals, hear key considerations when starting a hedge fund in Canada, including:

  • Onshore vs offshore fund structures
  • Hedge funds vs alternative mutual funds
  • Registration and regulatory overview
  • Legal & compliance obligations
  • Ongoing reporting requirements
  • Distribution opportunities and challenges
  • Service provider partnerships
  • And more!



  • Rob Lemon, Executive Director, Prime Services, CIBC Capital Markets
  • Sarah Gardiner, Partner, Securities & Capital Markets, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Supriya Kapoor, Principal/Founder, Aurelius G.R.P. (Canada)
  • Peter Hayes, Partner, KPMG Canada
  • Raj Vijh, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Lysander Funds
  • Ronald Landry, Head of Product and Canadian ETF Services, CIBC Mellon



  • Claire Van Wyk-Allan, Director, Head of Canada, AIMA