The Canadian Investment Review launched the first annual Pension Leadership Awards in 2020 to recognize and award leading plan sponsors across several categories who are on the leading edge of pension investments.

Over the past few months, a panel of expert judges has reviewed the nominations.

We are pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s awards:

Investment Governance Award

Concordia University Pension Plan

Desjardins Group Pension Plan

United Food and Commercial Workers Pension Plan

Sustainable Investing Awards


British Columbia Investment Management Corp.

University of Toronto Asset Management Corp.

Chief Investment Officer of the Year

Julie Cays, Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan

Robert Cultraro, Hydro One

James Davis, OPTrust

DC Investment Innovation Award

Co-operators Group

Marsh & McLennan Co.

Ontario Medical Association

Risk Management Award

Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Pension Plan

Desjardins Group Pension Plan

Trans-Canada Capital Inc. (formerly Air Canada Pension Investments)

Winners will be announced in early December 2020. Stay tuned for more details.

Congratulations to all the pension plans who have made the shortlist and thank you to all those that submitted nominations.