Portfolio Manager & Head of Private Fixed Income
SLC Management

Candace Shaw is Portfolio Manager and Head of Private Fixed Income for SLC Management.

Candace oversees an extensive team of professionals who manage one of the largest private fixed income portfolios in North America, comprising private debt, mid-market loans, project finance loans private securitizations and private real estate finance across a variety of industries.

Candace joined Sun Life in 1987, and quickly progressed through investment positions in the company’s Canadian, UK and Corporate operations. Candace has significant investment experience in addressing Sun Life’s invested asset portfolio and other credit-related activities as well as the management of investment portfolios, investment teams and governance functions.

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. Candace and her team of 22 credit, asset liability management, and market risk professionals were responsible for a credit portfolio of approximately $110 billion, as well as a real estate portfolio of approximately $8 billion.

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 was responsible for the North American bond portfolio of approximately $60 Billion.

Candace holds a B.A. in Mathematics and an Honours B.Sc. 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.