The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Jason Chang as senior managing director of fixed income.

In the new role, Chang will oversee $35 billion in fixed income assets, split between domestic and foreign portfolios, and will lead the team that manages a diversified selection of strategies. In addition, one of his duties will be to create and implement a scalable and dynamic fixed income strategy and investment process, as well as corresponding risk controls, according to a press release.

Before joining the AIMCo, Chang was the head of fixed income, currencies and commodities at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, where he led a team managing a $120-billon portfolio. He’s also a member of the fixed income advisory committee for the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.

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The AIMCO is also appointing Denise Man as its first chief technology officer. She’ll lead the business technology team, which is tasked with improving the technological infrastructure of the organization. The team will also be responsible for developing new products and tools designed to benefit the AIMCo’s client investment funds.

In a press release, Evan Siddall, the AIMCo’s chief executive officer, said the organization expects Man’s appointment to help secure stronger investment returns for its clients. “Denise is a true leader who has both the technical expertise and strategic focus to keep us ahead of the curve.”

Before joining the AIMCo, Man was chief technology officer at ATB Financial, leading its technology, innovation and engineering team. In the role, she oversaw the digitization and modernization of ATB’s core technologies. Earlier in her career, she played a role in the research that led to the development of the 64-bit titanium microprocessor, which has been widely used in artificial intelligence hardware.

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