About the Ontario Arts Foundation

Kim Shannon, CFA, MBA 

Kim founded Sionna, one of the largest independent investment firms led by a woman, in 2002. Kim is the lead Portfolio Manager on Sionna's large cap, all cap and focused Canadian value strategies and co-lead on Sionna's high conviction strategy. Since joining the industry in 1983, she has received numerous awards, including Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year (2005), the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award (2007), Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award (2007, 2017) and the Rotman Women in Management Association Top 10 Award (Entrepreneur Category, 2015). Kim is on the board for the Brandes Institute, Ontario Arts Foundation and United Corporation. She is a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s National Council and the CFA Institute Board of Regents (previously served as its chair) and is a past President of the CFA Society Toronto. Kim serves as a board member with the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance and previously served as Chair of its Governance Committee. Kim was amongst a select group of industry experts to present at the 2020 Columbia Business School’s “From Graham to Buffett and Beyond” Omaha Panel. Kim also co-hosted the female-led Variant Perspectives Value Investing Conference in 2019, which featured Warren Buffett as a keynote speaker.

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