People Watch


The Ontario government has appointed Ian McSweeney as the chair of its pension regulator.

Guardian Capital Group Ltd. has appointed Robin Lacey as head of institutional asset management.

The International Centre for Pension Management has appointed Mikhail Sumutin as its associate director of research.

Investment consulting firm bfinance has appointed Les Marton as senior director of its Canadian team.

Desjardins Insurance has named André Langlois its senior executive vice-president of life and health insurance.

Investec Asset Management Ltd. has appointed Katherine Tweedie country head for Canada. 

Manulife Financial Corp. is making a number of structural and leadership changes, including the appointment of Michael Doughty as president and chief executive officer of the company’s Canadian business as of Oct. 1, 2017.

Accompass has appointed Jonathan Foster as vice-president of executive compensation.

Sun Life Financial has appointed Stevan Lewis as senior vice-president of digital transformation.

Fiera Capital Corp. has appointed three senior fixed income professionals: Charles Lefebvre, Luc Bergeron and Tan Vu Nguyen. The firm has also appointed Vincent Duhamel as its global president and chief operating officer.

Russell Investments has named Michelle Seitz its new chief executive officer.

Eckler Ltd. has named researcher Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald as its new resident scholar. 

Anthony Guindon has rejoined Koskie Minsky LLP’s pensions and benefits practice.

Capital Group has appointed Brian Ziedenberg as a vice-president in its Toronto office, where he will be responsible for expanding the firm’s institutional business.

Mercer Canada has appointed Dominique Savard as a principal in its Quebec-based wealth team.

Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP has appointed Stephanie Kalinowski as the new chair of its pension, benefits and executive compensation group.

Cubic Health Canada Inc. has appointed Ellen Brooks as vice-president of benefit plan solutions.

Manulife Investments appointed James Robertson as portfolio manager for several funds.

Aetna International has appointed Jason McCormick and Chrissy Piraino as sales vice presidents for Canada.

Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. has appointed Matthew Streeter as vice-president of defined contribution and retirement.

The Alberta Pensions Services Corp. has appointed Darwin Bozek as president and chief executive officer.

Russell Investments Canada Ltd. has appointed Andrew Kitchen as managing director, institutional Canada.

Hub International Ltd. has appointed Amber Kennelly as its new chief human resources officer.

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board’s chief investment officer Daniel Garant has left the organization to pursue other career aspirations.

Paul Schneider, head of corporate governance at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, has been appointed to the board of the International Corporate Governance Network.

The government has appointed Janice Fukakusa as the inaugural chair of the board of the Canada Infrastructure Bank.


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