Candace Shaw

Candace Shaw is senior managing director and deputy chief investment officer at Sun Life Capital Management, where she leads strategic initiatives for institutional market segments and asset classes. As a member of the SLC Management senior leadership team, she provides insight and partnership to help drive solutions across the business. Shaw also focuses on fostering and embedding a culture of diversity and inclusion within the organization and in the asset management industry, and on elevating efforts related to sustainable investment practices and processes.

Shaw has over three decades of experience at Sun Life and SLC Management in leadership roles encompassing private and public fixed income, portfolio management, and credit risk management. Prior to her promotion to her current role in 2020, Shaw was portfolio manager and head of Private Fixed Income. In that role, Shaw led an extensive team of professionals who manage one of the largest private fixed income portfolios in North America.

Shaw joined Sun Life in 1987 and quickly progressed through investment positions in the company’s Canadian, U.K., and corporate operations. 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. Prior to becoming the chief credit risk officer, Shaw was senior managing director, portfolio management and international investments. In this dual role, Shaw 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.

Shaw holds a B.A. in mathematics, an honors B.S. in chemistry, and an MBA in finance from Queen’s University. She received her CFA designation in 1991 and is a member of the Association of Investment Management and Research and the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts.