Dawn Jia, CFA

Dawn Jia, CFA

President & Chief Executive Officer

As the President and CEO of UBC Investment Management Inc. (UBCIM), Dawn Jia is responsible for the overall investment activities and monitoring of the portfolios under UBCIM’s oversight. She also oversees UBCIM’s operations and provides strategic and operating objectives to the organization.

Prior to joining UBCIM, Dawn was a Senior Portfolio Manager at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). At CPPIB, Dawn and her team were responsible for ensuring that the total portfolio delivered on its overall mandate by 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. She was also an equity portfolio manager at Barclays Global Investors and a quantitative strategist at CIBC World Markets.

Dawn is a Board Member of Vancouver Foundation and the Chair of its Investment Committee. She also serves on the Board of Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG). Previously, she served on the Investment Committee of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA). Dawn is a founding member of the Advisory Board of Western University’s Master of Financial Economics Program.

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