Sponsor Descriptions

BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American-based financial services provider offering corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of products and services. These include equity and debt underwriting, corporate lending and project financing, merger and acquisitions advisory services, securitization, treasury management, market risk management, debt and equity research and institutional sales and trading.  With approximately 2,400 professionals in 30 locations around the world, including 16 offices in North America, BMO Capital Markets works proactively with clients to provide innovative and integrated financial solutions.

BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with US$527 billion total assets and over 45,000 employees as at April 30, 2017. For more information, visit www.bmocm.com.


CubeLogic’s RiskCubed (Risk3) platform provides state of the art energy credit risk solutions to many of the world’s leading energy and commodity market players. Risk3 is a fast track to managing enterprise credit risk, eliminating the need for expensive, drawn‑out implementation projects.

Risk3 Credit Risk supports: ● Automating KYC and counterparty on‑boarding processes ● Credit scoring via multi‑dimensional, quantitative and qualitative scorecards ● Periodic credit reviews ● “On‑the‑fly” analytics providing real‑time decision support ● Exposure walk‑forward analysis, pre‑deal checks, “What‑if” credit and market stress and shock scenarios and exception reporting ● Exposure computations incorporating all netting agreements and collateral types ● Automating limit breach workflows with e‑mail alerts and approvals ● Sophisticated automated collateral management solution for all collateral types ● Daily margin call handling ● Full historical data analysis ● Native multi‑currency reporting ● Proven integration capabilities ● Flexible deployment options ranging from on-premise to cloud based ● Management dashboards accessible via iPad & iPhone

Risk3 leverages Microsoft’s BI platform utilising flexible, ultra‑fast, multi‑dimensional reporting and analytics cubes. This provides powerful, self‑service BI visualisation and reporting capabilities out of the box, eliminating the need for expensive and redundant reporting initiatives. Consolidate transactions from multiple systems, apply advanced analytics, gain business insights using your favourite reporting tools and effectively mitigate risk with Risk3.


MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) is one of the world’s leading financial groups with assets of approximately $2.7 trillion as of June 30, 2017. The global MUFG network encompasses 2,300 offices in more than 50 countries and regions. MUFG, through its subsidiaries Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and MUFG Union Bank, N.A., offers corporate, commercial, and consumer banking services including credit facilities, capital markets, cash management, foreign exchange, derivatives, credit cards, investment management, leasing, corporate trust, custody, and traditional banking services.  For more information, please visit us at www.mufgamericas.com/future.

Southern Company

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America’s premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America’s energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.