People Watch



Cidel welcomes Catherine Jackman

Katherine Jackman

Catherine Jackman

Senior Institutional Manager & Director

Cidel Asset Management Inc. is pleased to announce that Catherine Jackman has joined the firm as Senior Institutional Manager & Director. Catherine will be focused on growing the firm’s institutional business, here in Canada and around the world.

Ms. Jackman has over 10 years of institutional sales experience. She has also worked in the media industry and served as an officer in the military. Ms. Jackman is a CFA charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University.

Cidel is one of Canada’s largest independent investment firms with over $7B in assets under management. Cidel offers active management strategies across multiple asset classes for a wide range of institutional investors.

Cidel Asset Management Inc.



iA Financial Group appoints a new Ontario sales director for Group Savings and Retirement

Dustin Hunt

Dustin Hunt

Regional Sales Director, Ontario
Group Savings and Retirement

iA Financial Group is pleased to welcome Dustin Hunt to its Group Savings and Retirement team. As Regional Sales Director, he will be responsible for leading our Ontario sales force and helping us reach our growth objectives. He brings to iA Financial Group extensive experience in institutional asset management, proven business vision, and deep knowledge of the Canadian pension and investment industry.

Dustin has held several executive positions with prominent companies in the Canadian financial sector, with roles ranging from marketing and account management to institutional business development. Namely, in the last few years, he was in charge of leading the business, sales and relationship strategy for the $16B institutional business of a large Canadian financial institution.

Dustin holds a Master of Business Administration from York University and has over 15 years’ experience in the financial industry.

About iA Financial Group

Founded in 1892, iA Financial Group offers life and health insurance products, mutual and segregated funds, savings and retirement plans, RRSPs, securities, auto and home insurance, mortgages and car loans and other financial products and services for both individuals and groups. It is one of the four largest life and health insurance companies in Canada and among the largest publicly traded companies in the country. iA Financial Group stock is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IAG. ia







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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s real estate arm, Ivanhoé Cambridge, has appointed Chanakya Chakravarti as managing director of India, growth markets.

Mercer has appointed Gilles Lavoie as a senior investment consultant on its wealth team.

Michael Doughty will take on the role of chair of LL Global Inc.’s board of directors for 2018.

Andrea Perry is joining the board of the Association of Canadian Pension Management.

TD Asset Management Inc. has appointed Scott Colbourne as managing director of global active fixed income. 

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System has appointed Kelly Marshall as executive vice-president of strategic partnerships, effective Nov. 1.

Dustyn Lanz will succeed Deb Abbey as chief executive officer of the Responsible Investment Association, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Aviva Investors has appointed Frank Vihant as head of infrastructure debt for Canada.

Pacific Blue Cross has appointed Anar Dossa as director of pharmacy services and Jason Welch as director of group underwriting.

Ted Rogers School of Management’s National Institute of Ageing has appointed Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald as its inaugural senior research fellow.

Green Shield Canada has promoted David Willows to the role of chief innovation and marketing officer.

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has appointed Matthew Smith as managing director of talent.

Sun Life Financial Inc. executive Isabelle Hudon is embarking on a significant career change by leaving the insurer to become Canada’s ambassador to France.

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.


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