Junior Oil and Gas CFO Forum

Sharing experiences and making connections

Adjusting to the new norm

Join us for an update from economist and Canoe Financial’s senior portfolio manager and director, Rafi Tahmazian on adjusting to the new norm of the oil and gas industry. Rafi will discuss managing investments in this climate and what companies need to be aware of and protect. PwC’s Alberta Deals Leader, Clinton Roberts will also join us and share experiences of how to best deal with stakeholders, including lenders given the new norm.

Event details

Thursday, January 28, 2016 

3:30pm - Registration
3:40pm - Presentations and roundtable discussion
4:50pm - Networking (Drinks and appetizers will be served)

Calgary Petroleum Club
319 5 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0L6

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Speaker profiles

Senior Portfolio Manager & Director

Rafi Tahmazian has more than 25 years of oil & gas, energy banking and investment management experience.  He is currently a Senior Portfolio Manager and Partner with Canoe Financial.  Prior to Canoe, Rafi spent 13 years at First Energy Capital, a leading investment dealer that focuses on the energy industry.  He left the firm in 2008 as Vice Chairman and Managing Director.  He is currently on the board of directors for Sulvaris Corp, a private fertilizer producer.

Rafi graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Rafi manages the Canoe Energy Class, Canoe Energy Income Class, Canoe EnerVest Natural Resource Fund Ltd., Canoe Energy Alpha Fund LP, the Canoe Flow-Through Limited Partnerships and the Canoe Unique Energy Funds.

Alberta Deals Leader

Clinton Roberts is the Leader for the Alberta Deals Practice and is located in the Calgary office. He specialized in the areas of Corporate Advisory and Restructuring and Transaction Services.

During his 17 year career with PwC, Clinton has focused on providing services to clients in the energy industry including both exploration and production, and oil & gas services. Clinton has completed buy side due diligence for oil and gas companies, national oil and gas corporations and trusts with purchase prices ranging as high as $3.0 billion. In addition, Clinton has completed viability assessments and monitoring of companies in financial distress and advised stakeholders with respect to refinancing and other alternatives. In this regard he has acted as Monitor, Receiver/Manager and Trustee in Bankruptcy. 

He is an Honours graduate from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree as well as a Certified General Accountant. In addition, he is a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional and a Bankruptcy Trustee.

About the Junior Oil and Gas CFO Forum

As a CFO of a junior oil and gas company, you are often faced with making complex business decisions in a dynamic, fast paced environment. PwC’s Junior Oil and Gas CFO Forum is a series of roundtable events aimed at fostering discussion on industry trends and challenges while providing an opportunity to build your network.

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