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Rotman School of Management

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Rotman School of Management
Adjunct Professor of Finance

Keith Ambachtsheer is Director Emeritus of the International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM). He was founding Director of ICPM 2005-2014, and Editor of the Rotman International Journal of Pension Management 2008-2014. He was founding Academic Director of the international Rotman-ICPM Board Effectiveness Program for board members of pension organizations from 2011-2015; and continues to teach modules in this Program. He is a member of the Scholars Council of Georgetown University’s Center for Retirement Initiatives. Through his firm KPA Advisory Services, he has advised pension and investment organizations, as well as governments and their agencies, on the design, governance, and investment policies of retirement income systems since 1985. He co-founded CEM Benchmarking in 1991. CEM benchmarks the organizational performance of over 400 pension organizations worldwide. Keith has authored four books on pension management. He has been the recipient of awards globally for his work in the pensions, governance, and investments field, and comments regularly on these topics in video, electronic, and print media around the world.

Honors and Awards

2018  Award for Investment Leadership; Hirtle Callaghan & Co.

2017  The McArthur Industry Pioneer Award; Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA)

2014  The Globe''s ''#1 Knowledge Broker'' in Institutional Investing; CIO Magazine

2013  One of The Globe''s ''10 Most Influential Academics in Institutional Investing''; CIO Magazine

2011  Professional Excellence Award for ''Exemplary Achievement, Practice, and Leadership in the Investment Profession''; CFA Institute

2010  The Lilywhite Award for ''Contributions in the Retirement and Investment Management Fields Which Enhance Americans'' Economic Security''; Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI)- USA

2008  James A. Vertin Award for Producing a ''Body of Research of Enduring Value''; CFA Institute

2007  Outstanding Industry Contribution Award; Investments & Pensions - Europe

2004  The Arbor Award for ''Individuals Whose Volunteer Work has Added Immeasurably to the Quality of the University Experience''; University of Toronto

2003  30 ''Top Difference Makers''; Pensions and Investments - USA

1997  20 ''Most Influential People''; Benefits Canada

1994  Roger Murray Award for ''Excellence in Quantitative Research in Finance''; Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance - USA

1994  Graham and Dodd Scroll for ''Excellence in Research and Financial Writing''; Financial Analysts Journal, published by the CFA Institute

1987  TSFA ''Best Paper'' Award; Toronto Society of Financial Analysts

1987  Graham and Dodd Scroll for ''Excellence in Research and Financial Writing''; Financial Analysts Journal, published by the CFA Institute

1985  Graham and Dodd Scroll for ''Excellence in Research and Financial Writing''; Financial Analysts Journal, published by the CFA Institute

1983  Roger Murray Award for ''Excellence in Research and Financial Writing''; Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance

1979  Graham and Dodd Scroll for ''Excellence in Research and Financial Writing''; Financial Analysts Journal, published by the CFA Institute

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Books

The Future of Pension Management: Integrating Design, Governance, and Investing; John Wiley & Co.; 2017

The Future of Pension Management: Integrating Design, Governance, and Investing- Chinese Translation; China Development Press; 2017

Pension Revolution: A Solution for the Pension Crisis; John Wiley & Co.; 2007

Beyond Portfolio Theory: The Next Frontier; A chapter in ''Bold Thinking on Investment Management: The FAJ''s 60th Anniversary Anthology''- CFA Institute; 2005

Effective Pension Design: Perception and Reality; A chapter in ''Vergezichten'', a book published on the occasion of the retirement of Jean Frijns of ABP; 2005

Pension Fund Excellence: Creating Value for Stakeholders; with Don Ezra; John Wiley & Co.; 1998

In Whose Interest?; Advisor to the Ontario Task Force on the Investment of Public Sector Pension Funds; 1987

Pension Funds and the Bottom Line, Managing the Corporate Pension Fund as a Financial Business; Dow Jones-Irwin; 1985

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