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Sep 18

Strategies for Success: Risks and Opportunities Ahead for Asset Management

Toronto ON, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300

Roundtable Luncheon with Blake Goldring, Marcia Moffat and Kevin D. Strain

C.D. Howe Institute events and webinars are open to members and their guests.

Please follow this link or contact events@cdhowe.org to register.

Blake Goldring, Executive Chairman, AGF Management Limited

Blake C. Goldring is the Executive Chairman of AGF Management Limited (AGF). He first joined the firm in 1987 and held a series of senior positions before being appointed President in 1997, CEO in 2000, and CEO and Chairman in 2006. In December, 2018, Goldring was succeeded as CEO by Kevin McCreadie and assumed the role of Executive Chairman. Under his leadership, AGF has diversified its business, evolving into an independent and globally diverse asset management firm whose companies deliver excellence in investing in the public and private markets through three distinct business lines: AGF Investments, AGF Private Capital and AGF Private Wealth.

As Executive Chairman of AGF, Goldring provides guidance and counsel to the CEO in setting the mission, vision and strategic direction for the firm. He also provides counsel to AGF’s Executive Management Team and plays a key role supporting the firm’s strategic relationships. At the same time, he provides leadership to AGF’s Board of Directors in carrying out its collective responsibilities to supervise the management of the business and affairs of the company.

Goldring sits on a number of private company and not-for-profit boards, including the C.D. Howe Institute, the Lawrence Centre for Public Policy and Management, and Libraries and Archives Canada Foundation. He is also the founder and Chair of Canada Company, a non-partisan charity devoted to supporting Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans and their families.

Goldring has received numerous honours in recognition of his personal and professional achievements, including being named a Member of the Order of Ontario on January 1st, 2024, a Member of the Order of Canada in 2018 and receiving honorary degrees from Victoria University at the University of Toronto and the Royal Military College.

Goldring holds an Honours BA in Economics from the University of Toronto and an MBA from INSEAD in France. He is also a member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts, a CFA® charterholder and a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.


Marcia Moffat, Managing Director & Country Head of Canada, BlackRock

Marcia Moffat is the Country Head of Canada for BlackRock, a global investment management and technology solutions firm that helps a wide range of Canadian investors build better financial futures.  Marcia drives the vision and strategic direction for BlackRock's Canadian operations, while empowering or Institutional Client, iShares, and Aladdin teams to support and deliver against a range of Canadian investor needs.

Beyond the firm, Marcia is a strong supporter of the not-for-profit sector and her community. She believes companies and governments should take a long-term view to better society and is actively involved with the C.D. Howe Institute, the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance and the Business Council of Canada, and has prior involvement with the Ontario Brain Institute and Loran Scholars Foundation, among others.


Kevin D. Strain, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sun Life

Kevin D. Strain is President & Chief Executive Officer of Sun Life and a member of the company’s Board of Directors.

Kevin joined Sun Life in 2002 and has since held several senior roles, including Vice-President of Investor Relations for Sun Life’s Corporate Office, and Senior Vice-President of Sun Life’s Individual Insurance and Investments division in Canada.

In 2012, Kevin assumed the role of President, Sun Life Asia where he was responsible for Sun Life’s interests in Asia, including identifying opportunities for growth in the region and managing the company’s relationships with its partners.

In 2017, Kevin was appointed Chief Financial Officer, responsible for Sun Life’s worldwide Finance, Taxation, Capital and Investor Relations, Enterprise Services and Corporate Development business groups.

Kevin is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the University of Waterloo Board of Governors and is a member of the Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council.

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