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Dawn Jia

Member, Investment Committee

As the President and CEO of UBC Investment Management Trust (IMANT), Dawn Jia is responsible for the overall investment activities and monitoring of the portfolios under IMANT’s oversight. She also oversees the operations of IMANT and provides strategic and operating objectives to the organization. Prior to joining IMANT, 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. 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 an MS in Engineering from Tianjin University in China.  She is also a CFA charterholder.