Daniel Simard

Daniel Simard

CEO
Bâtirente

About this Speaker

Daniel Simard has been the CEO of Bâtirente since 2000. A retirement  system intended for the affiliated Unions of the Confédération des  syndicats nationaux (CSN) and their members, Bâtirente now accounts  for more than 24 000 active, inactive, and retired participants. Its AUMs  amount to more than $950 million.  


Holder of a Group-annuity representative license issued by Québec’s Financial Markets  Authority, Daniel is a Université de Montréal graduate in Industrial Relations. He has  been one of the elected Asset Owner representatives to the UN-backed Principles for  Responsible Investment (UNPRI) Board from launch in 2006 to 2015. He founded the  Québec PRI Network where he sits on the advisory committee and chaired its committee  on public policy. Since September 2017 he chairs the PRI Francophonie upon request of  the PRI Association Board.  


Over the past 25 years he has held seats as a pension trustee and as an insurance company  director. He has been a part of the start-up team of Fondaction over the first five years the  CSN’s labor-sponsored venture capital fund. He currently chairs the audit committee of a  large municipal corporation’s pension fund. For nearly 20 years Daniel has held varied  positions within the CSN mostly in collective bargaining and labour tribunal  representation.