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November 6, 2020 – William Robson, CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the appointment of Jim Keohane as a Senior Fellow.

“Jim has a formidable reputation as a savvy investor, put the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan at the forefront of modern pension management, and has been a forceful advocate for effective retirement income arrangements,” said Robson. “The C.D. Howe Institute has benefited from his advice in the past, and we look forward to further collaboration on the policy challenges in this vital area.”

“Given the aging of the Canadian population, retirement income security is likely to be one of the most important public policy issues we will face for the next couple of decades,” said Keohane. “The C. D. Howe Institute has played a leading role in providing a forum to bring together different expert viewpoints on how to evolve public policy in this important area. It is an honour to be given an opportunity to contribute insights into this work.”

Jim Keohane was President and CEO of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension plan from 2011 until his recent retirement in March 2020.  He joined HOOPP in 1999, bringing more than 25 years of institutional investing experience with several national firms. 

Mr. Keohane is a frequent speaker on retirement income security and liability driven investing. 

Jim was the architect of HOOPP’s Liability Driven Investment strategy and is considered a global expert in this area.  He is a strong advocate for collective pension schemes and has championed several studies on the topic. 

After completing his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Ottawa, Mr. Keohane obtained his MBA at Queen's University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has completed the Directors Education Program (Rotman School of Business) at the Institute of Corporate Directors.  Jim is on the Board of Queen’s University and is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and Chairman of the Pension Committee.  He is a former member of the Board of the Canadian Coalition on Good Governance, and previously served on the Board of Home Capital. He was selected as a member of the Ontario Technical Advisory Panel on Retirement Income Security.

For more information please contact: C.D. Howe Institute at 416-865-1904, email: media@cdhowe.org.

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