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Jay Aizanman has joined Desjardins Global Asset Management as director, business development, asset management. He has worked in the financial industry for 21 years.

Smart Employee Benefits has appointed Bruce Bell as president of its insurance and financial services division. He was co-founder and CEO of Health Source Plus.

Jean-Daniel Côté has rejoined Mercer as a partner in its DC consulting team, focusing on consulting services and relationship management. He has more than 25 years of experience in the retirement, investment and employee communication fields.

Renée Couture has joined Buck Consultants as national practice leader, retirement consulting. Recently, she was vice-president at the National Hockey League Pension Society.

Lauren Cowl is an associate lawyer at Hicks Morley‘s Toronto office and currently practises in all areas of labour and employment law. She was previously at McCarthy Tétrault.

Sun Life Financial has appointed Jennifer Elia as assistant vice-president, health and wellness, market development. She was previously director, strategic initiatives, client solutions.

Thomas Kloet, CEO of TMX Group Ltd., will retire from the company at the end of August. A committee has been formed to search for his replacement.

James Koo has joined Aon Hewitt Canada as a partner in its retirement consulting practice. Most recently, he served as vice-president and chief risk officer for Canada and employee pensions at Sun Life Financial.

HealthSource Plus has appointed Domenic Monopoli as director of consulting services. He has had an extensive career in the employee benefits industry, having worked for 19 years as a senior account executive with RBC Insurance/Unum.

Medavie Blue Cross has appointed Anthony Perlman as vice-president, Ontario.

Kent Thexton has joined OMERS Ventures as managing director. He has spent almost 25 years in both founder and operational management positions at various global technology and telecom companies.

Shane Todd has joined Hicks Morley as a labour and employment lawyer. He was called to the Bar in 2009 and previously worked at Heenan Blaikie.


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