The University of British Columbia Investment Management Trust Inc. has appointed Dawn Jia as its president and chief executive officer, effective Sept. 13, 2019.

In her new role, Jia will be responsible for managing the organization’s portfolios, including the selection and oversight of fund managers and ensuring operating objectives are achieved.

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Jia joins UBC IMANT from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board where she was a senior portfolio manager. Prior to that she was vice-president and head of active equity for North America at State Street Global Advisors, an equity portfolio manager at Barclay’s Global Investors and a quantitative strategist at CIBC World Markets.

“Dawn brings significant investment expertise to UBC IMANT and we are delighted to welcome her,” said Lisa Pankratz, chair of the board of UBC IMANT, in a press release.

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