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APPOINTMENT NOTICE

T. Rowe price canada hires Head of DC and Intermediary Sales

Lauren Bloom

Lauren Bloom, Head of Defined Contribution (DC) and Intermediary Sales

T. Rowe Price (Canada), Inc., has hired Lauren Bloom, CFA, as Head of Defined Contribution (DC) and Intermediary Sales, leading the sales and service efforts for those channels.

Ms. Bloom has over a decade of experience in the financial services industry. She holds a bachelor of management and organizational studies from the University of Western Ontario, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

The hiring of Ms. Bloom underscores T. Rowe Price’s commitment to the DC and intermediary marketplaces in Canada, and further expands the company’s ability to serve its clients.

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The OPSEU Pension Trust’s board of trustees has appointed Tim Hannah as its new chair and Sharon Pel as its vice-chair.

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has appointed Kelly Shen as senior managing director and chief technology and data officer.

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