To expand access to retirement security and contribute to a world where all people, regardless of how much they earn or how they work, have access to a high-quality workplace retirement plan.
We partner with unions, associations, sectors, groups of employers, and other communities to design, build, and manage high-quality collective retirement plans for workers without access to traditional pensions.
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, Common Wealth created the first retirement plan for lower- and moderate-income Canadians, which it launched in 2017 in partnership with the SEIU. The firm is currently creating a group retirement plan for Ontario physicians, as well as developing a national collective retirement plan for Canada's not-for-profit sector. It has advised pension funds with collective assets under management of over $800 billion. Since its founding, Common Wealth has built a team of experienced pension professionals and partnered with governments, think tanks, and international financial institutions to improve retirement systems around the world.
Co-Head of Plan Operations
Co-Head of Plan Operations
Associate & Chief of Staff
Connor Bays is an Associate and Chief of Staff at Common Wealth. Connor joined Common Wealth from Canopy Labs, a high-growth software analytics platform backed by […]
Grace is an Associate at Common Wealth. Prior to joining Common Wealth, Grace was a strategy consultant with Monitor Deloitte where she advised Canadian and […]
Jaymin Kim is an Associate at Common Wealth. Jaymin joined Common Wealth from MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, where she specialized in advising on […]
Marketing and Communications Director
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
Business Operations and Special Projects Manager
Joan is the Business Operations and Special Projects Manager at Common Wealth. Her previous experience includes roles at Tangerine Bank, 24/7 Customer Canada and Cycle […]
Michael Nobrega was, from 2007 to 2014, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), one of Canada’s largest […]
Asheesh is an accomplished entrepreneur, having served as CEO of Covestor (a financial marketplace acquired by Interactive Brokers) and Founder/CEO of CircleLending (a social lending […]
Murray Gold is a senior pension and benefits partner with a national pension and benefits practice. He is a leading practitioner in the area of […]
Harry is University Professor Emeritus, former Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, and former President of York University. From 2006-2008, he chaired the Ontario Expert […]