TORONTO, June 6, 2011 /CNW/ - CFA Institute will honour Keith
Ambachtsheer with its Award for Professional Excellence at a special
reception following Toronto CFA Society's Annual Pension Conference,
"Toronto CFA Society is pleased to join CFA Institute in their
celebration of Keith's achievements and dedication to the industry.
Keith continues to exemplify leadership in the investment profession
and we are honoured to have him act as a keynote speaker during our
Annual Pension Conference which will precede Monday's reception." said
Peter S. Jarvis, CFA, executive director, Toronto CFA Society.
The Award for Professional Excellence is presented periodically to a
member of the investment profession whose exemplary achievement,
excellence of practice, and true leadership have inspired and reflected
honor upon the investment profession to the highest degree. Previous
recipients include David Swensen, Martin Leibowitz, Jack Bogle, Charles
D. Ellis, CFA, Warren Buffett, and Sir John Marks Templeton, CFA.
"Keith's contributions to our industry have greatly advanced how
investment professionals think about, and interact with, pensions funds
globally," said John Rogers, CFA, president and CEO of CFA Institute.
"His research, writings, and educational programs have also indirectly
benefited the millions of workers whose retirement funds are invested
by a pension fund. In today's post-crisis environment, we greatly value
his leadership that has protected and informed investors large and
About Keith Ambachtsheer
Keith Ambachtsheer is Director of the Rotman International Centre for
Pension Management, an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Rotman
School of Management, and publisher and editor of the Rotman
International Journal of Pension Management. His firm, KPA Advisory
Services Ltd, provides strategic advice on governance, finance, and
investment matters to governments, industry associations, pension-plan
sponsors, foundations, and other institutional investors around the
world since 1985. He is also a co-founder of CEM Benchmarking Inc.
which monitors the performance of 350 pension plans around the world.
The author of three books on pension management, he has received
industry excellence awards in Europe, the USA, and Canada. He is the
immediate past-Board Chair of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
and sits on two corporate boards.
About CFA Institute
CFA Institute is the global association for investment professionals. It
administers the CFA and CIPM curriculum and exam programs worldwide;
publishes research; conducts professional development programs; and
sets voluntary, ethics-based professional and performance-reporting
standards for the investment industry. CFA Institute has more than
100,000 members, who include the world's 90,000 CFA charterholders, in
135 countries and territories, as well as 135 affiliated professional
societies in 58 countries and territories. More information may be
found at www.cfainstitute.org.
About Toronto CFA Society
Toronto CFA Society is a not-for-profit organization supporting the
professional and business development of CFA charterholders. The society provides members with a local perspective on
a global designation including: educational programs, sponsored events,
job postings, quarterly newsletters, a comprehensive affinity program
and networking opportunities.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2011, the society is affiliated with CFA Institute, the
global body that administers the Chartered Financial Analyst curriculum
and sets voluntary, ethics-based performance-reporting standards for
the investment industry. With over 7,300 members, Toronto CFA Society
is the 2nd largest CFA Society in the world. Our members are leaders in ethics
within the financial community. For more information, please refer to www.torontocfa.ca.
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SOURCE Toronto CFA Society
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Toronto CFA Society
Dorothy Wong, Event Coordinator
T: 416-366-5755 x 226