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Canada’s Ontario Teachers’ sets up global strategy department

Ontario Teachers’
By Hui Ching-hoo   
November 26, 2021

Canada’s Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board has set up a global investment strategy department which will be headed by Johnathan Hausman, who was named the senior managing director.

Hausman, who has worked at the pension fund since 2004, was managing director of global strategic relationships before the new appointment.

The new department “will enhance Ontario Teachers’ global competitive advantage by developing and building conviction on strategic responses to emerging global themes that traverse asset classes and regions, working closely with the investment team to support innovation, and continuing to develop and leverage differentiated strategic relationships”, the pension fund says in a statement on November 24.

According to Chief Investment Officer Ziad Hindo, “an informed and integrated view of strategic trends has always been core to our approach to delivering superior returns and impact over the long term”.

“The global investment strategy team will deepen our capacity to identify and tackle multifaceted themes as we grow our investments around the world,” he says in the statement.

Ontario Teachers’ managed C$227.7 billion (US$179.93 billion) of net assets for 329,000 teachers in the province as of June 2021.