Candace Shaw

Senior Managing Director and Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Candace Shaw is Senior Managing Director and Deputy Chief Investment Officer.

Candace is responsible for leading strategic initiatives for our institutional market segments and asset classes. As a member of the SLC Management Senior Leadership Team, she provides insight and partnership to help drive solutions across our business. Candace also focuses on fostering and embedding a culture of diversity and inclusion within the organization and in the asset management industry, and on elevating our efforts related to sustainable investment practices and processes.

Candace has over three decades of experience at Sun Life and SLC Management in leadership roles encompassing private and public fixed income, portfolio management, and credit risk management. Prior to her promotion to her current role in 2020, Candace was Portfolio Manager & Head of Private Fixed Income. In that role, Candace led an extensive team of professionals who manage one of the largest private fixed income portfolios in North America.

Candace joined Sun Life in 1987, and quickly progressed through investment positions in the company’s Canadian, U.K. and Corporate operations. Her portfolio of work includes Chief Credit Risk Officer, where she played a critical role in the credit risk management of all credit assets, including private fixed income investments.

Prior to becoming the Chief Credit Risk Officer, Candace was Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Management and International Investments. In this dual role, Candace was responsible for developing portfolio strategies and best practices for Sun Life ’s worldwide invested assets as well as overseeing the company’s international investment operations outside North America.

Candace holds a BA in Mathematics and an Honours BSc in Chemistry from Queen’s University. She obtained her MBA in Finance from Queen’s University in 1987. Candace received her Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1991 and is a member of the Association of Investment Management and Research and the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts.