November 20, 2017
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers') is pleased to announce the appointment of CNC – Communications & Networking Consulting (CNC) - as its agency of record for public relations in the UK/Europe and Asia Pacific regions. The appointment comes following a competitive pitch process.
CNC will support the plan in corporate and financial communications from its hubs in London and Hong Kong, with additional on-the-ground support across Europe and Asia.
Deborah Allan, Managing Director, Communications and Media Relations at Ontario Teachers', said: "We were very impressed by CNC's insight-driven approach, creative thinking and deep understanding of corporate and financial communications, and their appreciation of our global presence and relationships. We are looking forward to getting the partnership started immediately."
The CNC team will be led by Partners Oliver Mann and Ben Curson, and Director Simon Evans, all based in London. They will work closely with Jo Taylor, Ontario Teachers' Senior Managing Director, International, as well as the corporate communications department.
About Ontario Teachers'
Ontario Teachers' is Canada's largest single-profession pension plan, with $180.5 billion in net assets at June 30, 2017. It holds a diverse global portfolio of assets, 80% of which is managed in-house, and has earned an annualized rate of return of 10.1% since the plan's founding in 1990. Ontario Teachers' is an independent organization headquartered in Toronto. Its Asia-Pacific region office is located in Hong Kong and its Europe, Middle East & Africa region office is in London. The defined-benefit plan, which is fully funded, invests and administers the pensions of the province of Ontario's 318,000 active and retired teachers.
CNC – Communications & Network Consulting is an international, integrated consultancy group advising large corporations, midcap companies, institutions and individuals on all aspects of strategic communications within their specific markets, focusing particularly on cross-border mandates. With around 200 employees in 13 own offices, as well as partner agencies across the Publicis network in Europe, Scandinavia, North and South America and Asia, CNC stands for international strategic communications consulting expertise.