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.