Appointment of Dawn Jia as President & CEO
September 30, 2019

Lisa Pankratz, Chair of the Board of Directors of UBC Investment Management Trust Inc. (IMANT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn Jia as President and Chief Executive Officer of IMANT.

In her role, Dawn is responsible for the overall investment management of IMANT portfolios including the selection and oversight of institutional investment fund managers and ensuring that IMANT’s strategic and operating objectives are achieved.

Prior to joining IMANT, Dawn was a Senior Portfolio Manager at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), where Dawn and her team were responsible for ensuring that the total portfolio delivered on its overall mandate, by targeting and rebalancing it to the desired systematic exposures.

Before Dawn joined CPPIB in 2013, she was Vice President and Head of Active Equity for North America at State Street Global Advisors. Previously, she was an equity portfolio manager at Barclays Global Investors and a quantitative strategist at CIBC World Markets.

Dawn is a member of the Investment Committee of the Board of Ontario Hospital Association (OHA); she also serves on the Advisory Board of Western University’s Master of Financial Economics program.

Dawn received her MBA from the Ivey Business School and a MS in Engineering from Tianjin University in China. She is also a CFA Charterholder.

UBC Investment Management Trust is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of British Columbia, established to oversee the investment management of the University’s Endowment Fund, Staff Pension Plan and other UBC funds. IMANT engages institutional investment managers for the day-to-day investment of the assets held by the funds.