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Selectpath Benefits and Financial Inc. is pleased to announce the…

Selectpath Benefits and Financial Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammy Phelps as a Right Path Advisor and Cindy McNeill as Vice President,…

  • May 2, 2022 April 22, 2022
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AIMCo appoints Krista Pell as…

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Krista Pell as its chief human resources officer. In the new role, Pell will lead the AIMCo’s HR…

  • By: Staff
  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
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AIMCO appoints Jason Chang as…

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Jason Chang as senior managing director of fixed income. In the new role, Chang will oversee $35 billion…

  • By: Staff
  • April 28, 2022 April 27, 2022
  • 09:00

UPP appointing Christophe L’Ahelec as…

The University Pension Plan is appointing Christophe L’Ahelec as head of public markets. L’Ahelec, who advised the UPP on the implementation of its investment activities in…

  • By: Staff
  • April 19, 2022 April 21, 2022
  • 12:30

CPPIB promoting Priti Singh to…

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is promoting Priti Singh to senior managing director and global head of capital markets and factor investing, effective May…

  • By: Staff
  • April 18, 2022 April 18, 2022
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OMERS Sponsors Corp. appoints Laurie…

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System Sponsors Corp. is appointing Laurie Hutchinson as its new chief executive officer, effective April 18, 2022. In the new…

  • By: Staff
  • April 11, 2022 April 12, 2022
  • 09:00

AIMCo appointing Suzanne Akers as…

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Suzanne Akers as its chief risk and chief compliance officer. In the dual role, Akers will assume responsibility…

  • By: Staff
  • March 24, 2022 March 24, 2022
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AIMCo appointing Paul Mouchakkaa as…

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Paul Mouchakkaa as senior managing director and head of real estate, effective May 2, 2022. In the role, Mouchakkaa…

  • By: Staff
  • March 17, 2022 March 16, 2022
  • 09:00

AIMCo appointing Sandra Lau, James…

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Sandra Lau and James Barber as co-chief investment officers, effective March 1. The pair will succeed Dale MacMaster,…

  • By: Staff
  • February 25, 2022 February 25, 2022
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Largest U.S. pension fund appoints…

The California Public Employees’ Pension Retirement System is appointing Nicole Musicco as its new chief investment officer, effective March 28. She joins the CalPERS from…

  • By: Staff
  • February 24, 2022 February 23, 2022
  • 09:00

Neil Cunningham to step down…

Neil Cunningham is stepping down from his role as president and chief executive officer at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board on March 31, 2023.…

  • By: Staff
  • February 15, 2022 February 14, 2022
  • 09:00

Morningstar names Tom Kuh first…

Morningstar Inc. is appointing Tom Kuh as its first global head of environmental, social and governance strategy. In the newly created role, Kuh will be…

  • By: Staff
  • February 3, 2022 February 2, 2022
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N.S. Pension Services Corp. appoints…

The Nova Scotia Pension Services Corp. is appointing Steve Mahoney as its new chief investment officer, effective April 1, 2022. He’s taking over the CIO…

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2022 January 19, 2022
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Responsible Investment Association appoints new…

The Responsible Investment Association is appointing Patricia Fletcher as its incoming chief executive officer, effective Feb. 7, 2022. Prior to the new role, Fletcher was…

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2022 January 19, 2022
  • 09:00
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PIAC appoints Sean Hewitt, Graeme…

The Pension Investment Association is appointing a new chair, vice-chair and secretary-treasurer for 2022. Sean Hewitt, chief executive officer of the Toronto Transit Commission Pension…

  • By: Staff
  • January 14, 2022 January 14, 2022
  • 09:00

HOOPP appointing Lori Hall-Kimm as…

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is appointing Lori Hall-Kimm as head of global private equity. In the new role, which takes effect on Jan.…

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2021 December 13, 2021
  • 09:00
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CPPIB appointing Maximilian Biagosch, Agus…

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is making two senior appointments. The organization is appointing Maximilian Biagosch as its senior managing director, Europe regional head…

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2021 December 8, 2021
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UPP appointing Omo Akintan as…

The University Pension Plan is appointing Omo Akintan as chief people officer, effective February 2022. Prior to joining the UPP, Akintan was the chief people…

  • By: Staff
  • November 29, 2021 November 29, 2021
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Ontario Teachers’ appoints Jonathan Hausman…

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Jonathan Hausman as senior managing director of its newly created global investment strategy department. The new department aims…

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2021 November 24, 2021
  • 09:45

CPPIB taps Deborah Orida as…

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Deborah Orida as its first chief sustainability officer. In the role, Orida will lead the CPPIB’s efforts…

  • By: Staff
  • October 28, 2021 October 28, 2021
  • 09:00

Bâtirente appointing Vickie Lavoie as…

Bâtirente is appointing Vickie Lavoie as chief operating officer. Lavoie joined the Montreal-based pension fund in 2015 as an advisor to its business development group. In…

  • By: Staff
  • October 14, 2021 October 15, 2021
  • 01:16

Ontario Teachers’ appointing Kathryn Fric…

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Kathryn Fric (pictured) as its next chief risk officer, effective Nov. 1. Fric will report to Jo Taylor,…

  • By: Staff
  • October 7, 2021 October 7, 2021
  • 09:00
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CPPIB’s head of international operations…

As the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s head of international leaves the organization for a global private equity firm, Geoffrey Rubin will assume oversight for…

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2021 September 29, 2021
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Bâtirente appointing Éric Filion as…

Bâtirente is naming Éric Filion (pictured) as chief executive officer, effective Oct. 6. He’ll take over the position from Daniel Simard, who is retiring after 25…

  • By: Staff
  • September 17, 2021 September 20, 2021
  • 09:00

UPP naming CIO, senior managing…

The University Pension Plan is appointing Aaron Bennett (pictured left) as its first chief investment officer. In his new role, Bennett will be responsible for establishing an…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 17, 2021
  • 10:30

HOOPP appointing Michael Wissell as…

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is appointing Michael Wissell as its chief investment officer. Prior to the new role, Wissell was the plan’s senior…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Ontario Teachers’ appoints Avid Larizadeh-Duggan…

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing entrepreneur and venture capitalist Avid Larizadeh-Duggan to serve as the managing director of its Teachers’ Innovation Platform in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 13:30

TTC Pension Plan naming Anthony…

The Toronto Transit Commission Pension Plan is naming Anthony Tang as its portfolio manager of public markets. In the new role, Tang will oversee about…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 13:29

UPP naming Christophe L’Ahelec director…

The University Pension Plan is naming Christophe L’Ahelec the director of its external manager program. L’Ahelec, who advised the UPP on the implementation of its…

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2021 August 17, 2021
  • 09:00

IMCO appointing Rossitsa Stoyanova as…

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is naming Rossitsa Stoyanova as its next chief investment officer. The announcement comes just weeks before the organization’s current…

  • By: Staff
  • August 12, 2021 August 12, 2021
  • 12:00

OPTrust naming Ingrid Chingcuanco as…

The OPSEU Pension Trust is appointing Ingrid Chingcuanco as its vice-president of pension administration transformation. In the new role, she’ll be responsible for leading the…

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2021 August 10, 2021
  • 13:30

Ontario Teachers’ appointing Sharon Chilcott…

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Sharon Chilcott as its inaugural chief of staff. Chilcott, who now serves as a managing director and associate…

  • By: Staff
  • August 5, 2021 August 4, 2021
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CPPIB appointing Suyi Kim as…

The Canadian Pension Plan Board is appointing Suyi Kim as senior managing director and global head of private equity, effective September 15. In the new…

  • By: Staff
  • July 30, 2021 July 30, 2021
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BCI names Ramy Rayes interim…

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is appointing Ramy Rayes as acting executive vice-president of investment strategy and risk. Rayes, who joined the BCI in…

  • By: Staff
  • July 19, 2021 July 20, 2021
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AIMCo names James Barber as…

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing James Barber as executive vice-president of public equities, effective July 14. He joins the AIMCo from AMP Investment…

  • By: Staff
  • July 8, 2021 July 8, 2021
  • 09:00

UTAM naming Chuck O’Reilly as…

The University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. is appointing Chuck O’Reilly as its next president and chief investment officer. O’Reilly, the UTAM’s senior portfolio manager…

  • By: Staff
  • July 6, 2021 July 6, 2021
  • 15:00

UPP appointing first managing director…

The University Pension Plan has appointed Brian Minns as its first managing director of responsible investing. Prior to joining the UPP, Minns spent 10 years working…

  • By: Staff
  • June 10, 2021 June 10, 2021
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CLHIA elects Michael Doughty new…

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association has elected Michael Doughty, president and chief executive officer of Manulife Canada, as its chair. Doughty will take…

  • By: Staff
  • June 4, 2021 June 5, 2021
  • 15:00
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Saskatchewan Pension Plan appointing Shannan…

Shannan Corey will succeed Katherine Strutt as the executive director of the Saskatchewan Pension Plan. A 30-year veteran of the pension sector, Corey most recently…

  • By: Staff
  • June 3, 2021 June 3, 2021
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Manulife appoints first global head…

Manulife Investment Management Holdings (Canada) Inc. is appointing Christoph Schumacher as its first global head of real assets for private markets. In the new role,…

  • By: Staff
  • May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021
  • 13:00

Green Shield Canada appointing Michael…

Green Shield Canada is appointing Michael Bradie as its new vice-president of growth and client service. He most recently served as Green Shield Canada’s director…

  • By: Staff
  • May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB appointing Andrew Edgell senior…

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Andrew Edgell as senior managing director and global head of credit investments, effective immediately. “Andrew’s deep technical…

  • By: Staff
  • May 7, 2021 May 7, 2021
  • 09:00

AIMCo appointing Evan Siddall as…

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing the former head of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. as its next chief executive officer. The investment manager said Evan Siddall…

Ontario Teachers’ appointing Tim Deacon…

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Tim Deacon (pictured) to succeed David McGraw as the plan’s new chief financial officer, effective April 19. He joins the…

  • By: Staff
  • March 26, 2021 March 30, 2021
  • 15:00

CAAT appointing Asif Haque chief…

The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan is appointing Asif Haque as chief investment officer, effective May 1. Haque has worked at the…

  • By: Staff
  • March 11, 2021 March 11, 2021
  • 09:00

Canada Post appointing Irshaad Ahmad…

Irshaad Ahmad is now serving as Canada Post Corp.’s chief investment officer and vice-president of the Crown corporation’s pension fund. He joined Canada Post in…

  • By: Staff
  • March 10, 2021 March 16, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB appointing John Graham as…

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing John Graham (pictured) as its new chief executive officer, following the resignation of Mark Machin. Graham was…

Gallagher appointing Daniel Sullivan senior vice-president of benefits, HR

Gallagher appointing Daniel Sullivan senior…

Gallagher is appointing Daniel Sullivan as senior vice-president of its benefits and human resources consulting practice in Ottawa. Sullivan brings more than 10 years of…

  • By: Staff
  • February 12, 2021 February 26, 2021
  • 09:00
Caisse appointing David Morley managing director and head of Europe

Caisse appointing David Morley managing…

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing David Morley as managing director and head of Europe. He joins the Caisse after serving…

  • By: Staff
  • February 10, 2021 April 23, 2021
  • 09:00
Mercer Canada appoints Geoffrey Melbourne, Neil Lloyd to wealth group leadership roles

Mercer Canada appoints Geoffrey Melbourne,…

Mercer Canada is appointing Geoffrey Melbourne as partner and wealth Canada growth leader and Neil Lloyd as Western Canada wealth leader. Melbourne (pictured left) has…

  • By: Staff
  • January 28, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:00
Benefits Alliance Group appointing Mike Macoun new president

Benefits Alliance Group appointing Mike…

Mike Macoun joined the Benefits Alliance Group as the organization’s new president earlier this month. He brings nearly seven years of experience in the employee…

  • By: Staff
  • January 12, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:00
Morneau Shepell appointing Paula Allen global leader, senior VP research, total well-being

Morneau Shepell appointing Paula Allen…

Morneau Shepell Ltd. is appointing Paula Allen as global leader and senior vice-president of research and total well-being. She’s been with the company for 15…

  • By: Staff
  • January 7, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:00
Ontario Teachers’ appointing two senior managing directors

Ontario Teachers’ appointing two senior…

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Nick Jansa as senior managing director for its Europe, Middle East and Africa markets. Jansa will be based…

  • By: Staff
  • January 4, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 15:00

IIROC nominates three candidates for…

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada is nominating three candidates for upcoming independent director positions on its board. The nominees — Malcolm Heins, Jennifer Newman and Laura…

  • December 10, 2020 January 23, 2021
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Blake Hutcheson succeeds Michael Latimer…

As reported in December 2019, Blake Hutcheson has succeeded Michael Latimer as the new chief executive officer of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, effective June…

  • December 10, 2020 March 11, 2021
  • 19:13

Alyssa Hodder joining International Foundation…

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans has appointed Alyssa Hodder as director of education and outreach for Canada. In the new role, she’ll be…

  • December 10, 2020 January 23, 2021
  • 19:13

IMCO appointing chief strategist, CPPIB…

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is appointing Nick Chamie as chief strategist to lead the organization’s asset allocation, currency management and fixed income strategies…

  • December 10, 2020 February 9, 2021
  • 19:12

IMCO appointing chief strategist, CPPIB…

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is appointing Nick Chamie as chief strategist to lead the organization’s asset allocation, currency management and fixed income strategies…

  • December 10, 2020 January 23, 2021
  • 19:11

CLHIA names Jean-François Chalifoux new…

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association is appointing Jean-François Chalifoux, chief executive officer of SSQ Life Insurance Co. Inc., as the new chair of its…

  • December 10, 2020 January 24, 2021
  • 19:10

Charles Emond, Jean Raby to…

The Investor Leadership Network is appointing Charles Emond, president and chief executive officer of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Jean Raby, CEO of Natixis…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:10
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Caisse leveraging technology for investment,…

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is introducing a new structure to maximize its impact in technology. The integrated approach aims to leverage technology for…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:09
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Mark Wiseman appointed board chair…

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Mark Wiseman as a board director and the chair of its board of directors, effective July 1, 2020. Wiseman will…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:08

Ontario Teachers’ appointing Karen Frank…

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Karen Frank as senior managing director of equities. Based in the pension fund’s London office, she’ll take on the new role in…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:07

Morneau Shepell appointing new retirement…

Morneau Shepell Ltd. is appointing Glen Oikawa as a client relationship partner, retirement solutions partner and Calgary office leader. In the new role, he’ll focus on…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:05

EMPEA appointing CPPIB’s Suyi Kim…

The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association is appointing Suyi Kim, head of Asia Pacific at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, to its board of…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:05

Mawer shakes up equity strategies…

Jim Hall is stepping down as co-manager of Mawer Investment Management Ltd.’s Canadian and global equity strategies to focus his full attention on his responsibilities…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:04

CPPIB appointing new senior advisor…

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Guillaume Pepy as senior advisor for Europe. In the new role, which started July 1, he’ll engage with…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:03
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Blair Richards moves to CIO…

The Halifax Port ILA/HEA pension plan has appointed Blair Richards as its chief investment officer. After more than 20 years as chief executive officer, he…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:02

The Canada Pension Plan Investment…

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is adding Boon Sim to its board of directors. Sim held senior leadership roles at Singapore-based investment house Temasek International…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:02
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The Caisse de dépôt et…

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Vincent Delisle as head of liquid markets, effective Aug 3., 2020. He began his career as a securities…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:59

University Pension Plan names Barbara…

The University Pension Plan’s board of trustees has named Barbara Zvan as the inaugural president and chief executive officer of the UPP. Established on Jan. 1,…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:58

Mercer Canada appointing wealth business…

Mercer Canada is appointing Teresa Palandra as leader of its wealth business. Palandra will be in charge of investment, wealth management and retirement services and solutions…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:57
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OMERS appointing Ingrid Chingcuanco as…

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is appointing Ingrid Chingcuanco as vice-president of pension operations. She joined the OMERS nearly eight years ago as director of pension policy.…

  • December 10, 2020 January 21, 2021
  • 18:56
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People Corporation adding Aon alums…

People Corporation Inc. is appointing two Aon alums to its team, effective July 31. Kim Siddall is vice-president of enterprise consulting for the West and Kevin Bell is…

  • December 10, 2020 January 21, 2021
  • 18:55
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iA Financial Group appoints Éric…

iA Financial Group is appointing Éric Jobin as executive vice-president of group benefits and retirement solutions. Jobin had been in the role, on an interim basis, since March 2020. He…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:55

Caisse appoints Marc-André Blanchard as…

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Marc-André Blanchard as executive vice-president and head of CDPQ Global, effective Sept. 8, 2020. In the…

  • December 10, 2020 January 20, 2021
  • 18:54

AIMA Canada forming new executive…

The Canadian chapter of the Alternative Investment Management Association is forming its new 2020-22 executive committee. Belle Kaura, vice-president of legal and chief compliance officer…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:52

Manulife names new head of…

Manulife Financial Corp. is appointing Sarah Miller Wright as head of Canadian operations. Miller Wright’s role will be to continue Manulife Canada’s work to reimagine…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:52

Ontario Teachers’ invests in supply…

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is leading a US$50-million series C funding round for Calgary-based 3D robotics supply chain company Attabotics Inc. The pension fund is making…

  • December 10, 2020 January 20, 2021
  • 18:51

OMERS Sponsors Corp. changing board…

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s Sponsor Corp. board is changing from a co-chair to a chair and vice-chair system. After discussions on changes to…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:50

Mark Carney to head ESG,…

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is appointing Mark Carney as vice-chair and head of environmental, social and governance and impact fund investing. Carney is currently the United Nations’ special envoy…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:49
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Aon promoting Federico Cervantes, Erwan…

Aon is promoting Federico Cervantes and Erwan Pirou to global partners of the firm. Cervantes joined Aon in 2018 as associate partner and head of investment…

  • December 10, 2020 January 18, 2021
  • 18:49

CPPIB appoints first chief investment…

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Edwin Cass as its first-ever chief investment officer. In the new role, he’ll be responsible for total…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:48
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Osler appointing Andrea Boctor to…

Osler Hoskin and Harcourt LLP is appointing Andrea Boctor as a partner in its pensions and benefits group. Boctor’s practice encompasses all areas of pensions…

  • December 10, 2020 January 18, 2021
  • 18:47
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Proteus promoting three to senior…

Proteus is promoting Teimaz Binesh, Lewis Powell and Michael Scott to senior investment consultants. In their new roles, they’ll continue to provide investment consulting and governance…

  • December 10, 2020 January 18, 2021
  • 18:46

OMERS appointing Paul Brundage as…

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System has appointed Paul Brundage as deputy chair of investments, effective Oct. 1. Previously, he was executive vice-president of Europe…

  • December 10, 2020 January 18, 2021
  • 01:45

IMCO appointing new chief operating…

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is naming Tony Algar as its new chief operating officer, effective Sept. 28. Algar joins the IMCO from the…

  • December 10, 2020 January 6, 2021
  • 01:43

Sun Life CEO Dean Connor…

Dean Connor, Sun Life Financial Inc.’s president and chief executive officer, is retiring, effective Aug. 6, 2021. Kevin Strain will take over as president and…

  • December 10, 2020 January 4, 2021
  • 01:24
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Sun Life CEO Dean Connor…

Dean Connor, Sun Life Financial Inc.’s president and chief executive officer, is retiring, effective Aug. 6, 2021. Kevin Strain will take over as president and…

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2020 April 28, 2021
  • 15:15