About Us

CEM is a unique and rapidly growing global benchmarking company located in Toronto, Canada.  We are an independent provider of objective and actionable benchmarking information for large pools of capital including pension funds, endowments/foundations and sovereign wealth funds.  


Founded in 1990, CEM began when co-founders Keith Ambachtsheer and John McLaughlin asked a group of Canadian and U.S. pension funds what they paid for internal and external investment management and administration services.  Approximately 60 plans responded and a database was created.  


Today, we operate under the direction of Tom Scheibelhut, Managing Principal, Mike Heale, Principal and the rest of the leadership team.  We currently serve over 350 blue-chip corporate and government clients worldwide.