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Morneau Shepell Asset & Risk Management Ltd. announces new appointment to Board of Directors

Don Ezra joins Board as independent member

TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell Asset & Risk Management Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Morneau Shepell, is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Ezra to its Board of Directors.

"We are delighted to welcome Don to our Board of Directors," said Rob Boston, managing director of Morneau Shepell Asset & Risk Management, Ltd. "As a thought leader and widely published author in the pension fund industry, Don will assist with investment research activities, share his wisdom on investment beliefs, and act as a sounding board for new product development as we grow our business."

Prior to starting his own consulting company, Mr. Ezra was co-chair, global consulting, Russell Investments, having previously been director, investment strategy for its Americas institutional division and the first president of Russell Canada when it was established in 1984. Before joining Russell, he worked as a life insurance actuary in England and as a pension investment consultant in Canada, and served as vice president of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

Mr. Ezra has received a Graham and Dodd Award from the Financial Analysts Journal and the Roger Murray Prize from the Q Group in the U.S. In 2004, he received the Lillywhite Award from the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Mr. Ezra was an appointed delegate to the National Summit on Retirement Savings in both 2002 and 2006, and an at large delegate from New York State to the White House Conference on Aging in 2006.

In addition to numerous articles and papers, Mr. Ezra's publications include Understanding Pension Fund Finance and Investment (1979), The Struggle for Pension Fund Wealth (1983), Pension Fund Excellence (1998) and The Retirement Plan Solution: the Reinvention of Defined Contribution (2009).

Mr. Ezra earned a B.Sc., Mathematics degree from Calcutta University and an M.A., Mathematics and Economics degree from Trinity College, Cambridge University. He is also a retired Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

About Morneau Shepell Asset & Risk Management Ltd.
Established in 2012, Morneau Shepell Asset & Risk Management was launched as an extension of Morneau Shepell's asset and risk services department, as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Its purpose is to help clients achieve targeted investment outcomes for clients and provide pension plan sponsors with a new investment approach and asset allocation. A pioneer of the outcome-oriented style of investing, Morneau Shepell Asset & Risk Management assists investors by targeting returns while emphasizing downside protection, reduced volatility and controlled risk. 

SOURCE Morneau Shepell Inc.

For further information: Cathren Ronberg, 416-355-5632, cronberg@morneaushepell.com