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Steve Mahoney, CFA, FSA, CAIA, PRM


Steve Mahoney, CFA, FSA, CAIA, PRM, the chief investment officer at Nova Scotia Pension Services Corporation (NS Pension), is a powerhouse in institutional investing. With a formidable career spanning various aspects of investment, Steve's roles have ranged from consultancy to managing investment assets for significant pension plans. Now at the helm of NS Pension, he oversees a talented team of 13, collectively handling a robust portfolio worth $13 billion across diverse assets.


Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, NS Pension stands as a beacon of retirement security, touching almost 10% of the province’s population. The institution's core objective is to ensure pension benefits and amplify their local impact by collaborating with communities and universities within Nova Scotia.


One of Steve's standout attributes is his multifaceted background. Not only is he an investment connoisseur, but he also qualifies as an actuary, granting him an intrinsic understanding of both assets and liabilities Steve's extensive experience encompasses risk management, public and alternative investments, as well as pension reform. He’s not just an investment expert; he has also led teams, mentored next-generation professionals, worked in sales, consulted to other plans, and sat on pension and endowment boards. This comprehensive exposure gives him a 360-degree view of the sector, setting him apart in the investment world.


What drew Steve to NS Pension was his familiarity with their challenges and opportunities, having previously been a board member. His passion for institutional investing and his drive to challenge convention and disrupt traditional thought patterns makes him a dynamic addition to the corporation. Steve vehemently opposes the mentality of "this is how we've always done it" and aims to inspire transformative thought and action.   


Outside his vast professional accolades, which include being a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) a fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), and a Professional Risk Manager (PRM), Steve holds both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Education degree.



Steve Mahoney, CFA, FSA, CAIA, PRM
Chief Investment Officer

Nova Scotia Pension Services Corporation


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