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Kevin McCreadie

President and Chief Investment Officer,
AGF Investments Inc.

AGF Management Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin McCreadie as President and CIO, AGF Investments Inc. In this role, he will provide direction and leadership to AGF’s investment management teams and lead the firm’s global institutional business.

Mr. McCreadie brings more than 30 years of investment management experience to AGF, with extensive expertise in retail and institutional asset management, direct portfolio management, and exposure to all major asset classes. With over a decade of combined experience as CIO for two major U.S. financial services firms, he has a history of generating returns within a solid risk framework.



The CFA Society Toronto has appointed Chris Polson as board president. In addition, the organization has welcomed four new members to the board of directors: Kevin Dribnenki (vice-chair, programming), Bruce Grantier (board member at large), Noam Silberstein (chair, awards and university relations) and Richard Talbot (board member at large).

Carl Bang has joined Sun Life Investment Management Inc. as president. He previously worked for Qatar Foundation Endowment and State Street Global Advisors. Bang will be responsible for Sun Life’s new third-party asset management business in Canada.

The board of the International Centre for Pensions Management (ICPM) has appointed Rob Bauer as executive director. He replaces Keith Ambachtsheer, who has been named director emeritus of the ICPM.

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has appointed Andreas Beroutsos executive vice-president, private equity and infrastructure. He replaces Normand Provost, who announced his plans to retire last year.

Chris Boyle will be joining Mackenzie Investments in August as senior vice-president, institutional. He has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Christopher Cartwright has joined the Canadian Centre for Retirement Innovation (CCRI) as its creative director. Cartwright was most recently president of The Financial Education Institute of Canada. He has decades of experience in the group retirement industry.

Leo de Bever is retiring as CEO of Alberta Investment Management Corp. He will continue in his role until a replacement is found.

Bill Hatanaka, president and CEO of OPSEU Pension Trust, will leave the organization at the end of September. He will work with the board to help select his successor.

Industrial Alliance has appointed three people to its group sales offices in Toronto and Halifax. Michael Kennedy has joined as senior account executive, group sales, Ontario. Jamie Conklin has also joined as senior account executive, group sales, Ontario. And Vicki MacDonald has joined as senior account executive, group sales, Atlantic Canada.

Melissa Kennedy has moved to Sun Life Financial as executive vice-president and general counsel. She replaces Tom Bogart, who is retiring. Kennedy was previously with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Taras Klymenko has been appointed head of institutional business with Picton Mahoney Asset Management. He has close to 15 years of industry experience.

Shane Kuros has joined CIBC Mellon as vice-president, head of sales. He has more than 25 years of sales, marketing and product development experience in financial services.

Marc Mayer has joined Schroder Investment Management North America as head of institutional – North America. Most recently, he served as CEO of global investment management firm GMO LLC.

AGF Management Ltd. has appointed Kevin McCreadie as president and chief investment officer of AGF Investments. He has more than 30 years of investment management experience.

Kai Sotorp is now president and CEO of Manulife Asset Management, as well as executive vice-president and global head of wealth and asset management.

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