6584 Keith Ambachtsheer (RRMC RMC ’65)
Honoured With International Pension Award.
Toronto – A world-renowned expert in pensions, who is the director of the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, has been recognized with the top Outstanding Industry Contribution Award at the 7th annual IPE European Pension Fund Awards.
Keith Ambachtsheer, an adjunct professor at the Rotman School, was one of ten nominees for the award, which was voted on by readers of Investments & Pensions Europe, a London-based pension magazine and website. He received his award during an awards dinner held in Vienna on November 15.
“I think of this as a longevity award because I got into this industry
in the late 1960s. At the beginning, there were only pension bits and pieces. There was no coherence compared to where we are today,” said Ambachtsheer in Vienna. “We are not done yet, but there is a lot of coherence to pensions worldwide. Retirement income systems are getting serious attention as to how they are optimally designed. The world of Defined Benefit versus Defined Contribution has progressed, leading to an optimum hybrid between the two. The key to all this is integrated thinking. In the ’70s Peter Drucker wrote a little-read book called The Unseen Revolution, and he saw the whole thing ahead of where we are today, asked all the right questions. I got to be part of the process of answering these questions.”
Based in Toronto, Ambachtsheer has been a key figure in the global pensions arena for over 30 years. In 2005 he helped establish the Rotman International Centre for Pensions Management (ICPM) which aims to be a leading exchange of best practices in global pension management as well as a source of best ideas in pension fund legislation and regulation. In addition, ICPM looks for opportunities to raise pensions-related content in undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs at the Rotman School and other education-oriented forums.
Through his own firm KPA Advisory Services, launched in 1985, he advises pension funds around the world and guides others through a regular publication, /The Ambachtsheer Letter/.
Earlier this year, his latest book, /Pension Revolution: A Solution to the Pensions Crisis/, was published by John Wiley & Sons, and outlines how a new pension design called “TOPS – The Optimal Pension System” offers an integrative solution to today’s crisis.
Further information about the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management is online at: http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/icpm/.
The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is redesigning business education for the 21st century with a curriculum based on Integrative Thinking. Located in the world’s most diverse city, the Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables the design of creative business solutions. The School is currently raising $200 million to ensure Canada has the world-class business school it deserves. For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca
8910 Major (Ret’d) Robert W Fletcher (RRMC RMC 1971) earned a President’s Award from the System Safety Society at the 25th International System Safety Conference in Baltimore, MD. He has been a System Safety Engineer at Nav Canada and Owner, Robert Fletcher System Safety, Inc. in the Ottawa, area since 2006.FletcR@navcanada.ca
Blazing Trails – 22359 Captain Aleem Sajan (RMC ’02)
Growing up in Calgary, he pursued studies at the Royal Military College in Kingston, winning a full scholarship after; gaining his Canadian Citizenship and achieving honors in first year at the University of Calgary. …http://ismailimail.wordpress.com/2007/11/19/blazing-trails-captain-aleem-sajan/
15130 LCol Martin M. Kenneally (RMC ‘85)The Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency (CFPSA) honoured athletes, coaches, teams and officials at the 19th Annual CF Sports Awards Ceremony on November 17, 2007. Many of the evening’s award-winners compete in military and civilian regional, provincial, national and international competitions. The honourees included Official of the Year 15130 LCol Martin M. Kenneally (RMC 1985) (Land Force Command) of CFB Edmonton has had an excellent year as a Tae Kwon Do official, earning accolades and recognition in civilian and military circles for his objectivity, professionalism and dedication to the sport. In 2006, LCol Kenneally was one of a select group of international referees chosen to officiate at the 17th World CISM Tae Kwon Do championships in Seoul, Republic of Korea. LCol Kenneally has established himself as a one of the best referees in Canada thanks to remaining neutral and objective during many high-pressure, highly competitive qualifying events for international and Olympic participation.
The DND Photography contest 2007 is organized by the Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Centre and the CF Personnel Support Agency, under the auspices of the Deputy Minister of National Defence. The honorees included:
• 22511 Captain Jean-François Dupont (RMC 2003) of Moose Jaw, SK won third place in the amateur portrait category for “Marshmallow“.
• 11679 Lt.-Col Jean P Lapointe (CMR RMC 1978) of Ottawa won honourable mention in the amateur open category for “Misère noire.”
• 21276 Major Scott D Murphy (RMC 1998) of Yellowknife, NT won Third Place Professional in the Family Life category for “Snowshoe for Two” and Third Place Professional in the Environment category for “Harbour Watch.”