Keith Ambachtsheer Celebrated at Toronto Reception

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, this evening.

"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 small."

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

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

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SOURCE Toronto CFA Society

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