The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario has appointed Jean Michel as its chief investment officer, effective July 3, 2018.

In the role, Michel will head up the organization’s investment team, designing and overseeing its investment activities on a global level, as well as handling its pursuit of strategic partnerships.

“Jean is an exceptional leader who brings deep investment experience to IMCO,” said Bert Clark, president and chief executive officer of IMCO, in a news release.

“We are building an organization that will provide public funds in Ontario with world-class portfolio construction advice, access to a diverse range of public and private investment opportunities, as well as high-quality risk management and reporting. Jean’s extensive background makes him a clear choice to lead our investment division.”

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Michel’s previous roles include serving as executive vice-president of depositors and total portfolio at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. He has also been team leader for eastern Canada and head of strategic investment research at Mercer.

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“IMCO’s scale and mandate are exciting and I look forward to building a world-class organization that provides public sector funds in Ontario with exceptional investment management services,” said Michel.

“We will operate at the forefront of thinking when it comes to investments.”

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