Who are the winners of the inaugural Pension Leadership Awards?

During the virtual 2020 Defined Benefit Investment Forum on Thursday, the Canadian Investment Review announced the winners of its inaugural Pension Leadership Awards.

The winners are:

  • Investment governance award — Concordia University pension plan 
  • Sustainable investing award — Bâtirente 
  •  Chief investment officer of the year — Julie Cays, the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan
  • DC investment innovation award — Ontario Medical Association
  • Risk management award — Trans-Canada Capital Inc. (Formerly Air Canada Pension Investments) 

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During the awards, the Canadian Investment Review also recognized the money manager of the year and fastest-growing money manager awards, as compiled by the Canadian Institutional Investment Network and featured in Benefits Canada‘s 2020 Top 40 Money Managers Report.

  • Money manager of the year — TD Asset Management Inc.
  • Fastest growing money manager (>$10 billion) — Baillie Gifford Overseas Ltd.
  • Fastest growing money manager ($1 billion-$10 billion) — Morneau Shepell Asset & Risk Management Ltd.
  • Fastest growing money manager (<$1 billion) — Canadian Urban Ltd.

The Canadian Investment Review would like to thank the awards judges:

  • Chris Brown, president and chief executive officer at the LAPP Corp.;
  • Guy Burry, chair of the pension investment committee at York University;
  • James Davis, chief investment officer of the OPSEU Pension Trust; 
  • Michael Dodd, director of pensions treasury and shareholder services at the Co-operators Group Ltd.;
  • Theva Naidoo, director of the pension fund at Hydro One Ltd.; and
  • Pamela Steer, chief financial and corporate strategy officer at Payments Canada.

Read full coverage of the Pension Leadership Awards here.