What we believe

All workers deserve access to a high-quality retirement plan

Pensions remain the best way to prepare for retirement, but must be adapted to the realities working people face today

The best retirement plans are the result of effective cross-sector collaboration

Common Wealth was founded in 2015 with the goal of expanding access to retirement security. Co-founders Alex Mazer and Jonathan Weisstub wanted to use their cross-sector backgrounds of law, business, and government service to use finance to serve the public good. Building on its work with some of the world’s pension institutions, the firm created the first retirement plan for lower- and moderate-income Canadians, which it launched in 2017 in partnership with the SEIU. Since its founding, Common Wealth has built a team of experienced pension professionals and established partnerships with leading institutions in Canada and the U.S., all with the goal of addressing the retirement security challenge.


To be the trusted partner in addressing the retirement security challenge for lower- and moderate-income workers

Partners and collaborators

Common Wealth collaborates and partners with a wide range of leading Canadian, American, and international organizations in its work on retirement security

Upcoming Events

Join Common Wealth at these events
  1. 2017 ACPM National Conference

    September 12 - September 14
  2. Banff Forum XVI

    October 26 - October 28
  3. Lancaster House Pensions Conference

    November 28 - November 29


Join our growing team!

Common Wealth is looking for people of talent and integrity to join our team. We were founded a little less than two years ago with the objective of expanding access to high-quality retirement plans, and with the fundamental belief that all workers deserve access to such a plan. We believed that the “technology” of the pension, notwithstanding its recent decline especially in the private sector, remains relevant but needs some updating to accommodate the realities workers face today. We wanted to see if we could bring the lessons from the world’s best pension plans -- many of which are located in Canada -- to the parts of the workforce that lack access to a pension.

Available Positions


To support Common Wealth’s pension product and advisory work by serving as an all-around resource to support analysis, document production, occasional transaction processing, member service, and employer service.

Director of Client Service

To ensure client projects are delivered on time, on budget, and in a way that exceeds client expectations.

If you would like to get involved in our organization please contact us below!

We would love to hear from you