The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is promoting Priti Singh to senior managing director and global head of capital markets and factor investing, effective May 2, 2022.

In the new role, Singh will be responsible for leading the external portfolio management, active macro and quantitative strategies and risk premia groups. She takes over from Poul Winslow, who’s retiring from this role after 13 years with the organization.

“Priti’s deep investment expertise, well over a decade of enterprise knowledge and commitment to important cultural initiatives within CPP Investments ideally positions her to add value to the senior management team,” said John Graham, president and chief executive officer of the CPPIB. “We look forward to her continued leadership as she builds on the success of our experienced capital markets team that continues to deliver strong performance for the fund.”

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Singh joined the CPPIB in 2008 and was most recently managing director and head of external portfolio management and interim head of strategy and operations. Prior to joining the organization, she worked for more than eight years in the financial services and telecommunication industries.

“Poul leaves with our immense gratitude for his dedication, insights and strategic direction, all of which have greatly benefitted the fund and our public markets teams over what has been a period of tremendous growth and expansion for the fund,” said Graham. “In the more than a decade that we’ve worked together, Poul has shown himself to be a great mentor, innovator and favoured partner — his influence will be missed and we wish him all the best in his retirement.”

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