Keith Ambachtsheer


Keith Ambachtsheer
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KPA Advisory Services provides strategic advice on governance, finance, and investment matters to governments, industry associations, pension plan sponsors, foundations, and other institutional investors around the world.

Founded in 1985, Keith Ambachtsheer, President and Founder, is widely recognized for his ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking on pension governance, finance and investment issues. In 2005, he was named Director, and Adjunct Professor of Finance, of the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management at the University of Toronto. In 2007, he was honoured with the Outstanding Industry Contribution Award by Investments and Pensions Europe for his sharp focus on international pension issues, including agency, governance and investment issues and in 2003 he was named One of the 30 Most Influential People by Pensions and Investments Magazine in the USA. His drive for research excellence has won him several notable awards including four Graham and Dodd Awards and two Roger Murray Awards. In 2011, he received CFA Institute's Award for Professional Excellence for "exemplary achievement, excellence of practice, and true leadership."

His articles appear regularly in the Financial Analysts Journal, the Journal of Portfolio Management, and other professional journals. He has also authored three critically acclaimed books, Pension Funds and the Bottom Line, (Dow Jones-Irwin 1986), Pension Fund ExcellenceCreating Value for Stakeholders (with Don Ezra, John Wiley & Sons, 1998), and Pension   Revolution:  A  Solution  for  the  Pensions  Crisis  (John  Wiley & Sons, 2007).