BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to their clients, they provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of March 31, 2020, the firm managed approximately $6.47 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.
The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan, with $204.7 billion in net assets as of June 30, 2020. 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 9.5% since the plan’s founding. Ontario Teachers’ is an independent organization headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong and 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.
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CIBC Asset Management, 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 is one of Canada’s largest asset management firms, with over $143 billion in assets under management as of December 2019.
Canada Pension Plan Investments (CPP Investments) 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, it 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, it is governed and managed independently of the Canada Pension Plan and at arm’s length from governments. As of June 30, 2020, the CPP Fund totaled C$434.4 billion.
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.
Established in 1796, Lombard Odier is the oldest private bank in Geneva and one of the largest in Switzerland and Europe. With a network of 26 offices, it offers its private and institutional clients a wide range of advisory services in wealth management, financial products, and specialised areas. An independent family business for seven generations, Lombard Odier is run by its Partners. Since they are both owners and managers, they are as concerned as their clients to see their business succeed. Because they are not subject to shareholder pressure, the constraints of operating in a large group and inherent conflicts of interest, the Partners are also able to develop mutual trust with their clients and maintain a long-term, sustainable vision. This focus on sustainability is a cornerstone of Lombard Odier’s business, touching everything from its investment strategies to its Rethink Sustainability advertising campaign.
PSP InvestmentsPublic Sector Pension Investment Board is one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers with C$169.8 billion of net assets as of March 31, 2020. It manages a diversified global portfolio composed of investments in public financial markets, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, natural resources and private debt. PSP 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 and London.
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.
Export Development Canada (EDC) is Canada’s export credit agency dedicated to helping Canadian companies of all sizes succeed on the world stage. As international risk experts, they equip Canadian companies with the tools they need—the knowledge, financing solutions, investments, insurance and connections—to take on the world with confidence. EDC helps Canadian companies bring their vision, passion and innovation to the global marketplace. EDC supports more than 10,000 Canadian companies and their customers in as many as 200 markets worldwide.
Validus Risk Management 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.