Desmarais Global Finance Lecture | Welcoming Remarks

VIDEO October 8, 2022

Speaker / Author

Yolande E. Chan, Ph.D.

Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

Dr. Yolande E. Chan joined McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management as Dean and James McGill Professor in August 2021. Prior to joining Desautels, Dean Chan served as Associate Dean of Research, PhD and MSc Programs, and the E. Marie Shantz Chair of Digital Technology at Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. A gifted educator, Dean Chan received the Commerce Teaching Excellence Award and the Commerce Professor Student Life Award given to the professor who has contributed most to the student life of the graduating class. Dean Chan has also received the Queen’s University Distinguished Service Award, the Queen’s University ... Read More

William Kennedy

GIC Board Chair and CEO, RiskBridge Advisors, LLC

Bill Kennedy co-founded RiskBridge Advisors, an Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) firm providing tailored investment management and unconflicted guidance and implementation to endowments & foundations, insurers, family offices, and their principals. As Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, he oversees and is responsible for RiskBridge’s strategic course and all investment decisions. Mr. Kennedy has over 30 years of industry experience. He previously served as Chief Investment Officer with Fieldpoint Private from 2012-2019, where he was responsible for investment policy, asset allocation, and investment manager selection. Mr. Kennedy also chaired the bank’s Investment Committee and served on the bank’s Board of ... Read More