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News Release

IFIC Announces Board of Directors for 2021-2022


September 9, 2021 (Toronto) – The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) is pleased to announce the members of its Board of Directors for 2021-2022. At its annual meeting, Rick Headrick, President, Capital International Asset Management (Canada) Inc., was elected as Chair of the Board for a two-year term. Judy Goldring, President and Head of Global Distribution, AGF Investments was elected Vice-Chair also for a two-year term.

“I am proud to serve as the Chair of IFIC’s Board and support its commitment to strengthen the integrity of the investment funds industry, thereby enabling Canadian investors to achieve their financial goals,” said Rick Headrick. “As the pandemic continues to reshape our lives, ongoing collaboration within our community will remain a top priority to ensure a strong, stable investment sector for the benefit of investors and our Members.”

IFIC welcomed four new directors: Raza Hasan, Chief Risk Officer, HSBC Bank; Karen McNally, Vice President, Head of Investment Solutions, RBC Global Asset Management; Roy Ratnavel, EVP, Head of Distribution, CI Global Asset Management; and Sébastien Vallée, CFIQ Second Vice Chair.

Below is the full list of the IFIC Board of Directors for 2021-2022:

  • Rick Headrick (Chair), President, Capital International Asset Management (Canada)
  • Judy Goldring, President and Head of Global Distribution, AGF Investments (Vice-Chair)
  • Carol Lynde (Past Chair), President & CEO, Bridgehouse Asset Managers
  • John Adams, CEO, PFSL Investments Canada
  • Karen Adams, President & CEO, Fundserv
  • George Aguiar, President & CEO, GP Wealth Management Corporation
  • Kathleen Bock, Head of Vanguard Americas and Managing Director, Vanguard Canada
  • Paul Bourque, President & CEO, The Investment Funds Institute of Canada
  • Chris Boyle, SVP, Head of Global Institutional, Dealer and Strategic Partnerships, Mackenzie Investments
  • Sian Burgess, SVP, Fund Oversight, Fidelity Investments Canada ULC
  • Bill Charles, President & CEO, Global Maxfin Investments
  • Nelson Cheng, CEO, Sterling Mutuals
  • Bruce Cooper, CEO, TD Asset Management
  • Stuart Graham, President and Managing Director, PIMCO Canada
  • Duane Green, President & CEO, Franklin Templeton Investments Canada
  • Eric Halle̒, Regional Vice President, Eastern Canada, Dynamic Funds
  • Raza Hasan, Chief Risk Officer, Wealth and Personal Banking, HSBC Bank Canada
  • Ross Kappele, EVP and Head of Distribution, BMO Asset Management Canada
  • Neal Kerr, Senior Vice-President and Head, Scotia Global Asset Management (Canada)
  • Jason MacKay, Head of Wealth Management Intermediaries, Invesco Canada
  • Karen McNally, Vice President, Head of Investment Solutions, RBC Global Asset Management
  • Bill Packham, President & CEO, Aviso Wealth
  • Roy Ratnavel, EVP, Head of Distribution, CI Global Asset Management
  • Eric-Olivier Savoie, President & CEO, National Bank Investments
  • David Scandiffio, President & CEO, CIBC Asset Management
  • Madeleine Sinclair, Managing Director, Blackrock Asset Management Canada
  • Sébastien Vallée, Senior Manager, Investment Solutions Division, Desjardins Société de placement
  • Leo Zerilli, Head of Wealth and Asset Management, Manulife Financial

Today, IFIC also released its Year in Review – an interactive timeline showcasing the key milestones in IFIC’s policy, research and advocacy efforts during 2020-2021.

About IFIC

The Investment Funds Institute of Canada is the voice of Canada’s investment funds industry. IFIC brings together 150 organizations, including fund managers, distributors and industry service organizations, to foster a strong, stable investment sector where investors can realize their financial goals. By connecting Canada’s savers to Canada’s economy, our industry contributes significantly to Canadian economic growth and job creation.

For more information:

Pira Kumarasamy
Senior Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
pkumarasamy@ific.ca
416-309-2317