BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to their clients, it provides the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of September 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.84 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to pay current benefits on behalf of 20 million contributors and beneficiaries. In order to build a diversified portfolio of CPP assets, CPPIB invests in public equities, private equities, real estate, infrastructure and fixed income instruments. Headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, São Paulo and Sydney, CPPIB is governed and managed independently of the Canada Pension Plan and at arm’s length from governments. As of June 30, 2019, the CPP Fund totaled C$400.6 billion.
CIBC Asset Management, Inc., the asset management subsidiary of CIBC, provides a range of high-quality investment management services and solutions to retail and institutional investors. Offerings include: a comprehensive platform of mutual funds, strategically managed portfolio solutions, discretionary investment management services for high-net worth individuals and portfolio management for institutional clients. CIBC Asset Management Inc. is one of Canada’s largest asset management firms, with over C$130 billion in assets under management as of May 2019.
The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan, with C$201.4 billion in net assets at June 30, 2019. It holds a diverse global portfolio of assets, approximately 80% of which is managed in-house, and has earned an average annualized rate of return of 9.9% since the plan’s founding in 1990. Ontario Teachers’ is an independent organization headquartered in Toronto. Its Asia-Pacific region office is located in Hong Kong and its Europe, Middle East & Africa region office is in London. The defined-benefit plan, which is fully funded, invests and administers the pensions of the province of Ontario’s 323,000 active and retired teachers.
The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) is one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers with C$168 billion of net assets as of 31st March, 2019. It manages a diversified global portfolio composed of investments in public financial markets, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, natural resources and private debt. Established in 1999, PSP Investments manages net contributions to the pension funds of the federal Public Service, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force. Headquartered in Ottawa, PSP Investments has its principal business office in Montréal and offices in New York, London and Hong Kong.
Mercer is a global consulting firm specializing in health, wealth, and Human Resources. Mercer has both the world’s largest HR and institutional investment advisory practices, with $10 trillion in assets under advice. It is a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, the world’s leading professional services firm in risk and strategy with 76,000 employees worldwide. Headquartered in New York City, Mercer has offices in 43 countries and operates in more than 130 countries.
The Lombard Odier Group is an independent Swiss asset manager with CHF$287 billion of assets under management as June 30th, 2019. It serves private and institutional clients in its wealth and asset management divisions as well as providing banking IT services to clients. Lombard Odier is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices across Europe, North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, and in Africa.
Fiera Capital Corporation is a global independent asset management firm with over C$149 billion in AUM as of June 30, 2019. Fiera delivers customized multi-asset solutions across traditional and alternative asset classes to institutional, retail and private wealth clients across North America, Europe and key markets in Asia. It strives to be at the forefront of investment-management science and we are passionate about creating sustainable wealth for clients. Fiera Capital has offices across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.
CFA Montréal is a leader in the investment profession. As a proud partner of key players in Montréal’s financial world, our association actively contributes to the growth, health and culture of collaboration in this dynamic ecosystem. CFA Montréal is part of the CFA Institute’s global network. The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation is the highest distinction in the financial sector. It is recognized worldwide and attests to the rigorous academic background and career path that prepared these professionals to face the most complex challenges and issues in finance and investment management.
KPMG is a global network of independent member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. KPMG member firms operate in 153 countries, collectively employing more than 207,000 people, serving the needs of business, governments, public-sector agencies, not-for-profits and through member firms’ audit and assurance practices, the capital markets.
Finance Montréal, Québec’s financial cluster, was created in 2010 by institutions in the financial services industry at the invitation of the Québec Government. Finance Montréal brings together Governor Members, Partners, Associates and close to 300 volunteer professionals. Its mission is to develop and promote Québec’s financial services industry. The organization works to enhance Montréal’s reputation as world-class financial hub and engages in international business development activities to attract foreign firms in Montréal.
Validus is a leading independent financial services firm, specialising in providing financial risk management, fund finance advisory and technology solutions to the alternative investment industry. With industry-leading analytical tools, strategic expertise and market insight, it delivers practical and valuable solutions to institutional investors, fund managers and portfolio companies globally.
Societe Générale is one of Europe’s leading financial services groups. Their offerings include retail, private, investment, and corporate banking as well as insurance and asset management services. Societe Generale serves 31 million individuals, professionals, companies, and institutional investors worldwide. The company places Corporate Social Responsibility at the core of its operations to enhance their client experience, advance the economy, and contribute to development. Headquartered in Paris, France, it has offices in 67 countries worldwide.